I'm new here and feeling a bit confused and overwhelmed. Hoping for some reassuring thoughts from this lovely community on my situation.
I'm 41, have 2 children (8 & 4) and am not planning to have any more.
Three days ago I had a laparoscopy for cysts on my ovaries. The cysts turned out to be one simple and one luteum, so pretty harmless. Both were removed. But the surprise was that the surgeon found and removed endo on my ovaries and cervix. He also found it on my bowel, which he said he couldn't remove during the lap and we'd have to discuss how to approach it, whether with my surgery or drugs.
It's a shock because I haven't really had endo symptoms. My periods have been getting heavier for the past two years but not more painful. Then the past twelve months, my cycle has been all over the place, sometimes 18 days, sometimes 60 days in between periods.
Other symptoms I've had are anxiety, depression, constipation, weight loss, feeling full quickly. I had a day or two last month of feeling dizzy and faint. And my last period (first one in two months) was very painful and I was in bed for three days. But as I said, that is unusual and I just thought it was the cysts causing problems. My hormone levels are all fine, so I'm not perimenopausal.
So I guess I'm wondering what the treatment options would be. If I'm not in pain, is it necessary to have more surgery? Or is a hysterectomy just the way to go, to stop it in its tracks, given I've finished having kids? Is there any evidence for natural (diet?) remedies?
Obviously, I'm clueless. Would appreciate any insight!
Thanks and much love to everyone here suffering from this disease.