I'm quite new to all of this :S
I've recently been diagnosed with severe endometriosis, and have two large endometrioma cysts. I'm not in much pain so have been told to keep trying to conceive and not to have surgery to remove as it may impact ovarian reserve, particularly as it involves both ovaries.
I am trying to figure out my next steps. The GP says they will refer me to the fertility clinic after 1 year of trying (so in 6 months time).
I suspect I will need IVF in the future, I haven't found much out there saying natural conception occurs a lot with women with severe endometriosis.
In my area I read the guidelines and it says you need to have been TTC for 3 years before eligible for IVF.
Is this also the case if you have a diagnosis of severe endometriosis? Does anyone know if it is considered as explained or unexplained infertility?
I'm not taking any medication to treat the endometriosis as it all acts as contraceptive so I really don't want to leave it for years to wreck more havoc!
Also I wasnt sure how the process works (I've tried googling!). Once you have a referral to the fertility clinic, do they decide if you go on the IVF waiting list or not?
Any information would be great