I've just been diagnosed with endometriosis following a laparoscopy two weeks ago. It wasn't a shock as I'd been advised by my consultant it was highly likely I had the condition following pelvic scans over the last year.
I have been told that I should go on the pill for 6 months to stop my periods. Whilst I don't actually experience any physical symptoms with endometriosis (bar painful periods which I've always had) the pill is to presumably stop bleeding outside the womb which is causing scar tissue (my laparoscopy was to drain an ovarian cyst and I also had a polyp removed from my womb - both I imagine caused by endometriosis).
Ordinarily, I wouldn't be so concerned about going on the pill. The issue is at age 38 I am reluctant to take contraception as I realise fertility is a ticking time bomb. I have never been on the pill but have read online that it takes some people up to 6 months or so to start ovulating once they've stopped taking the pill, which is a real concern to me. On the other hand, I understand that if I DON'T take the pill and continue to have periods my endometriosis could cause me issues too which could affect fertility. It's a real catch 22.
What would others advise? I'm new to all this so haven't read up in depth about endometriosis (that's my next step) but I'd love to hear about anyone in a similar situation/dilemma to me.