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Hi there, I found out I have endometriosis a couple of months ago. I've had my suspicions for a while and finally found a specialist who gave me the answers I was desperately looking for. When I found out, I was relieved I wasn't crazy but then this intense fear of infertility came over me that I can't seem to shake. Its especially tough because I'm only 18 and feel personally pressured that I only have a short time to be able to conceive. While on the other hand, most of my family and friends would think its immature to have a child at my age. I have a hard time finding anyone to talk to about this since they all want to fix it but I feel that there is no certain answers with this. Everyone promises me that it'll be okay but I don't know if it will. My boyfriend thankfully is supportive the best way he knows how but sometimes it seems to make it worse. I'm hoping that maybe I can get some realistic answers, advice and some support here. The tough thing with this is feeling like I'm crazy for the decisions I feel like I should make, can anyone relate?

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Hi, I have just found out that I have endometriosis even though I struggled with it my entire life. When I was your age (I am 37 now) I was dealing with incredible period pain but doctors keep telling me everything was fine. As a proof that endometriosis does not always lead to infertility, i have a 2 year old daughter and I didn't have any problem to get pregnant. i hope it helps, good luck.

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Thank you that does help!

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I agree, I’m 37 found out I had stage 4 endo 2 years ago but have had symptoms since my teen years. I have a six year old girl, we did struggle to conceive naturally it took a couple of years but not impossible. X

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Hey, I’m 19 but was 17 when I first went doctors. I know it’s scary hearing how your fertility can be affected at a young age but endometriosis doesn’t always affect it.

A lot of women conceive naturally and some just need a little help. But definitely don’t rush and have a child as it only helps manage symptoms for the 9 months and it can come back so pregnancy isn’t always helpful.

My doctor told me the same but I saw a private endo specialist and he told me it’s a load of shit and shouldn’t be telling girls our age that pregnancy will help.

I’m always here if you need someone around your age to ask advice or help etc. Just PM me 💕 xx.

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