Hello everyone, I'm going to try and keep this as short as possible. I was diagnosed a few years ago with endometriosis and I'm kinda at a loss. I have had 4 surgeries for it and large cysts. The first one was for a grapefruit size cyst in my right ovary and the next was to remove abdominal adhesions and thats also when they found the endometriosis. The next one I had was to remove my right ovary because of another very large cyst and endometriosis and the last one was strictly for the endometriosis. I've been on brith control and I haven't had a period in probably a year now but my pain is coming back and is starting to be very bad again. My doctor suggested a hysterectomy but given the fact that I'm only 22 (This all started when I was 19), I couldn't bring myself to go through that. Does anyone know anything for relieve or how to deal with it? Also, do you have to have periods for endometriosis to occur? Also, I am terrified with, my bad luck, that I might have an ectopic pregnancy but I haven't had any bleeding. I don't know too much about those so some insight would also be very helpful.
P.S. I have been cleared numerous times from a GI of any gastrointestinal issues that might've been the cause instead. Two colonoscopies, one endoscopy and all kinds of other tests and nothing. Just at a loss for what to do about this.