I am nearly 32, diagnosed with stage 3 endo 6 years ago after 10 years undiagnosed symptoms, and have already had 2 laproscopies with excision & diathermy treatment, the last of which was 3 years ago.
My symptoms have severely worsened over the last year, despite being put on Cerelle progesterone pill to help, I am bleeding constantly, look about 6 months pregnant every day, severe pain during and after sex, dragging pain in bladder, pain in pelvis, back and legs so bad that even tramadol doesnt get rid of it.
Tomorrow I have my next hospital consultation and I don't currently see any other option than another laparascopy. I know the doctors are hesitant to keep operating as it can be dangerous, but is there really another option? Has anyone ever had any bad long term effects from a laparoscopy?
I'm also thinking about starting to try to conceive, after my first operation my doctor told me not to wait until after 30 and now at 32 it scares me, I think about it every day. I've heard that it's more likely to conceive after surgery - does anyone have any experience of this? Is it possible to start trying straight away once your cycle returns? And is fertility treatment be offered sooner to people with known endometriosis if it doesn't happen?
Any advice much appreciated!