Hello! New member, thought I would join up to hopefully have some conversation with people who understand the endometriosis process.
I am 26. For some years I have been told I have IBS, been prescribed Ibs meds for so long, none helped, went on special diet and had colonoscopy and endoscopy with nothing found, eventually I was referred to an endometriosis specialist whom agreed with me that my symptoms sounded typical with endo. 2 days ago I had my diagnostic lap. Endo was found and the surgeon removed it. Not been given any follow up info or what happens from here? Any advice there? As I know the endo can grow back and I hope to have children in the future.
How long does it typically take to recover? I am feeling very weak and tired but everytime I have a sleep I have terrible nightmares.
I have had 1 lap before for my appendix removal, and the belly button still looked relatively normal, I changed my dressings today after a shower and the belly button looks terrible. Looks like it has turned into an 'outie' with tissues protruding from the belly button and still very much wet with blood ( had to attend doc yesterday as it wouldn't stop bleeding, even the doc exclaimed "what have they done" just wondering if my belly button will return to normal appearance? I will attach a photo and anyone who has had a lap, any advice on recovery and follow up would be appreciated. And also because of the strange sight of the belly button cut, what would I have to look out for in the instance of an infection? And how soon would an infection arrive if it was to happen. Many thanks!