I've just joined this website and have been reading the posts on this forum to find out more about how women cope and what treatments help them. May this year I had a laparoscopy to drain two chocolate cysts on my ovaries. They also found quite alot of adhesions which were sticking one ovary to my uterus and the other to my pelvic wall. I think they freed them up a bit but didn't remove them. I had the choice whether to have hormone treatment, do nothing, or another laparoscopy to laser the adhesions off. I didn't want hormones because of the side effects so I am waiting for a second laparoscopy to remove the adhesions in the hope that it will lessen abdominal and lower back pain . From what I have researched it seems that they often come back again quite quickly within months of the surgery and you could end up with more problems and pain. It would be good to know the percentage of women that have recurring adhesions that grow back after laser surgery to remove them. I really don't know what to do. I don't know whether to go ahead with it and hope for the best or not do it and just concentrate on alternative therapies for pain and management.
I also found out that if your surgeon uses barrier methods between your organs this can reduce adhesion formation after the surgery. Is this a common method that surgeons use now? Or is excision of the adhesions better at reducing them coming back?