First time I've written a post on here. But just been back to my consultant and feeling very emotional, so hoping for some advice.
Bit of background - I was diagnosed with stage 2 endometriosis via laporoscapy in January with most removed. I have then had 7 months of prostap injections. Although the side effects were tough, they did reduce the pain I was in.
Now the prostap is wearing off post treatment, all the pain has come back with a vengeance (mainly very bad night time back pain and swollen stomach, not forgetting the exhaustion that goes with it). Hence my trip to the consultant today. He's informed me that the majority of my endo is on both uterosacral ligaments and that there was scaring as well as live endo. I don't think he treated this when I was operated on. He has said that he thinks we should operate again to see if he can improve the uterosacral ligaments. Having asked how he removed the other endo previously he said diathermy and helium diathermy. This is where I am confused as I have read so much about excision being the only way to help. I am also nervous about any op on the ligaments as I am concerned about lasting damage.
Has anyone had surgery on uterosacral ligaments? Is diathermy the right treatment? What are the risks?
Sorry for long post, but any advice or experience would be much appreciated!