Hi. I've had endo for as long as I can remember and with one lap have more or less been in control of it. I'm now 44 and for the last six months have been in almost constant pain, which has now been diagnosed as Adenomyosis. I went to see my consultant again today and he's left me with the choice of either the Mirena coil, which he said might cause me problems due to my cesarean scar and has a 30-40% chance of helping me, or a laparoscopic sub-total hysterectory, where they would also remove one ovary, which is obviously major surgery but has a 90% chance of curing me. I've got two teenage children and don't plan on having any more.
I am so confused and really don't know which option to go for so wondered if anyone on here could give me any advice??? Part of me thinks I should perhaps try the coil first but then I've been told it can take at least six months to settle in to see if its effective and then if not, I'd have an even longer wait for the hysterectory, and still be in pain. Then again I'm not sure its the right thing to go straight for the surgery option, which obviously has risks involved and a fairly long recovery.
Thank you so much for any help xx