I was diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis after having an ovarian cyst removed in December- told deep/recto vaginal endo (pouch of douglas completely obliterated). I had been to the GP and had numerous scans but endometriosis was only confirmed from December laparoscopy procedure. Went back to see consultant who initially advised Prostap injections for 12 months with HRT but was clear this was to only bide me a year until I would need total hysterectomy. Then at my 1st Prostap injection appt I was told that due to the extent of the disease the hysterectomy was recommended sooner due to the risks of adhesions whilst waiting that year. I consented for the hysterectomy procedure and even had my pre-op assessments completed. I was then called back to see the consultant this week to be told that having reviewed my case with a fellow consultant the operation risks were too high i.e. bleeding/bowel injury (potential need for colostomy). Understandably - my head is all over. The plan for now is for me to stay on Prostap and HRT hoping that my periods will stop. if not MIRENA coil is the next step....I am struggling to tolerate the current treatment (nausea/headaches) and I am worried about getting my pain under control....I would really appreciate anyones thoughts......
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