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surgery????

hi everyone, for the past ten years I have had so many appointments, scans, tests you name it. I have had so many a&e visits and always been told its either inb my head or its my ibs. I am thirty years old and after basically throwing a tantrum they did surgery and found I had endo. its everywhere, plus I have chocolate cysts and my left ovary is stuck to my bowels. my point is basically I have gyne soon and he has already said he wants to try the coil and try this and that and I'm so fed up. I cant be poked and prodded anymore. I want the surgery to remove it and sort everything out and hes reluctant. anyone had surgery? or is the alternative a better way to go. I cant cope anymore, ive been on all sorts of tablets and analgesics over the years. I'm so frustrated

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Are you in the UK?

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yes i am x

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Questions to ask your doctor:

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You may think that if you become ill you just go the doctor and they give you a drug to take away the illness

What if your Endometriosis is caused by things that you eat, or don't eat ?

Here are some questions to ask your doctors about Endometriosis

* What causes it ?

* How will looking at it and scraping it help me get better ?

* Could my illness be caused by things that I eat, or don't eat ?

* What can I change about my diet and lifestyle to help my body repair itself ?

These are easy questions to ask but very difficult for doctors to answer, as they know very little about Nutrition.

It may be worth asking them to refer you to a Dietitian or a Nutritional Therapist, as they specialise in Nutrition.

If your doctor won't do this, try a search for BANT at bant.org.uk/bant/jsp/practi... and interview 10 local Nutritional Therapists who have had success advising about Endometriosis before choosing which one to work with

Here are 3 well-proven natural ways to reduce the Inflammation that causes the pain of Endometriosis

* Increase your Vitamin D

* Increase your Omega-3

* Reduce your Omega-6

Here are some relevant references that may be useful to you:

Vitamin D Wiki

vitamindwiki.com/Endometrio...

Optimise your Omega-6/3 Ratio

authoritynutrition.com/opti...

How much Omega-3 ?

chriskresser.com/how-much-o...

What to Do About Inflammation ?

greenvits.eu/blogs/news/900...

Expert Omega-3

expertomega3.com/omega-3-st...

Some people have reported that eating specific foods like meat or dairy gives them an instant flare-up

Which foods make your Endometriosis worse and which help ?

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