Had my laparoscopy last week and been diagnosed with endometriosis. Doctor managed to remove the endo but I have been told that I will need to go back on the pill or have coil fitted to avoid endo coming back. I 100% don't want the coil, and don't particularly want to go back on the pill as it gave me depression. Has anyone tried anything else that has worked well?
Hormone treatment for endometriosis - Endometriosis UK
Was all the endometriosis lesions excised? The consultant I saw said hormone treatment may help to prevent endometriosis come back after total excision. However if I don't get on with them then it is ok to leave them.
There is not a lot of scientific evidence to support the use hormone treatment for preventing recurrence. The key is total excision rather than medication.
Hope this helps.
Following with interest... The pill sends me completely loopy (over the years I've tried them all), I don't want to try the coil (my mum works in radiology dept at hospital and they see so many women going in because the coil has got lost / gone wrong)... I was told this week that I was referred for laparoscopy... I wish the pill agreed with me