Hello, I'm 23 years old and just over a week ago I was diagnosed with stage 2 Endo following a laparoscopy. I've been struggling with the symptoms for about 7 years and whilst it is a massive relief to finally have a diagnosis, I'm feeling left in the dark about where to go from here.
I have been given no follow up appointments or advice from the medical community of what to do now other than to keep taking the combined pill, which hasn't helped with my pain levels in any way.
My main concern is about fertility as I am unsure if I can have kids following the diagnosis. The surgeons said since its mild it shouldn't affect it (despite the copious amounts of studies to the contrary) but they didn't do any fertility tests during my surgery. No-one in my family suffers from disease so I can't ask them for advice but I was wondering if anyone here might have some.
I will try and get some fertility tests from my doctors to see if the Endo will affect this, but not sure how long to leave it as I probably need a few months to recover from the surgical treatment. However I don't want to leave it too late. If you had to do fertility tests after a diagnosis, how long did you have to wait?