Hi community, I saw my gynaecologist today who has said that our chance of conceiving are really low since I am classified as stage 4 endometriosis. She said our chance each month is less than 5%, whereas normally fertile couples are around 10/11%. She told me there is no evidence that in stage 4 endo patients, surgery will improve chances of conception. This has only been shown in stage 1 or 2 patients. This was news to us and left us feeling very deflated and upset.
I feel like I get told different things by different people. My surgeon in my post op appointment did not say this and encouraged us to try getting pregnant naturally. It has never been mentioned before about the surgery having no impact on the fertility issues at stage 4, although I may have read this in some studies at some point (there's not many).
The gynaecologist pretty much said IVF is our only option since we have been trying to conceive for over 2 years. Is this true? Even though I've had surgery to deal with my endometriosis and remove cysts, and I have regular cycles, ovulating each month? Why are our chances so low? Just feel we get knocked down every time we are trying to feel positive