Was recently diagnosed with endometriosis not aware of the stage or anything wasn't even aware of such a thing its all new to me

I was recently diagnosed with endometriosis not aware of the stage or anything wasn't even aware of such a thing its all new to me, yesterday I had a laparoscopy to investigate and ended up having a lot removed from my abdomen. As I have also had an eptopic and tube removed they checked my other tube and apparently all operating fine. 1st question is any ideas on my recovery time? And has anyone less had similar and went on o have a baby? Thanks, Haze

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  • Hi Haze

    First of all, because I'm sensing it's at the front of your mind right now - yes, most women with endo go on to have perfectly normal pregnancies. I have stage 4 endo and only one ovary and tube and got pregnant with no outside help whatsoever.

    You'll find out more at your follow up appointment, but the fact that they've already told you that your remaining tube is working as it should is very encouraging.

    As for recovery time - you kind of have to follow your own body with that one. It sounds as if your surgery was quite extensive so you are likely to be sore for a while - did they tell you how long to stay off work? With my last lap it was about 6 weeks until I felt 'normal' again but with other ladies it can take longer, or they can be raring to go again in a shorter time. The main thing is not to overdo it; stupid things like lifting a kettle can set you back, so don't try and run before you can walk.

    Do you know how long roughly you'll have to wait for your follow up?

    C xxx

  • Thank you for getting back to me. The day after surgery feel a bit sore and emotional, I have to book my follow up appointment but thankfully its private medical via work so should be soon. I already have a lovely boy who was born before any of this so i am already lucky if it doesn't happen for me then that's the way it goes. Thanks again, Haze xxx

  • Take it easy. And don't go lifting any full kettles! ;)

    C xxx

    ps - as you're newly diagnosed - if you want to find out more about endo, look out the Endometriosis for Dummies book. It's still my endo bible after 20 years x

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