I have stage 4 endometriosis and have had 2 surgeries in the last 3 years to remove cysts and fibroids. I currently have multiple fibroids in my uterus lining, one of which is showing cystic changes (from the last MRI). I also have bowel complications, as my damaged fallopian tubes are stuck to my colon, and a lot of scar tissue. I am getting conflicting information fro a OB/GYNO doctor and the surgeon (who performed my first surgery). The doctor is recommending that I inquire into a radical hysterectomy, as my symptoms are only going to get worse and I am currently fortunate to be in a position with very good private healthcare. The surgeon is recommending that i do not, as I 'will age 6 years overnight and I could end up with other complications such as bowel problems, anxiety/depression, and the endometriosis may not be resolves as it could continue to grow, especially if I need HRT.
I am 43 years old and fortunate enough that I get very little pain/symptoms from the endometriosis. The worst being sharp pain during my menstrual cycle and quite severe constipation.
I am currently taking Marvelon contraceptive pill for 2 months at a time, which is helping, and i have radically changed my diet.
Any advice, tips, suggestions would be MOST appreciated.