I'm new to the forum. I've recently had a hysterectomy due to large endometriomas on both ovaries and a boggy uterus. My gyn-onc discovered during surgery that I have stage 4 endometriosis with deposits throughout my pelvis and also some outside the pelvic cavity. I also had scaring from previous endometriomas which had burst and had been leaking for some time.
I'm now starting to get menopausal symptoms and need advice from anyone who has gone onto hrt - what did it do to the endo?
Is it safe to take estrogen only or do you need progesterone? Surgeon recommended first line treatment to be SSRI but flushes are not that bothersome - more debilitating is lack of sleep and painful ligaments /joints - arthritis runs in our family- as do other inflammatory diseases.
Any information would be appreciated