Best way to get pregnant

Hi Everyone

Maybe you can help? I was diagnosed with Endo a few months ago. I have a 27mm endometrioma on my left ovary and a 17mm on my right. I've seen both NHS and private consultants and they all seem to have conflicting views.

My options are either-

1. Wait for NHS IVF because removal of the cysts is unneccesary due to their size and the possibility of scarring after surgery or having to remove an ovary.

2. Go for surgery to remove them because it can increase chances of natural conception or increase success of IVF

We've been trying for 3 and a half years, my tubes are open, I'm ovulating and luckily I don't get much pain. What would you do?

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  • I would have the surgery (making sure its a bsge center!) As I believe this will give you the best chance to then fall pregnant ether naturally or via IVF.

  • I found this review paper helpful in understanding best options: http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpmc%2Farticles%2FPMC3538128%2F It does say that excision of endometriomas improves the chance of natural conception. I don't know if it depends on the size of the endometriomas. Is there an option to go on the waiting list for IVF and have the endometriomas removed while waiting?

  • Not sure if the link worked, trying again: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...

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