Hello everyone. Firstly I just want to say that this community is so supportive and already I am preferring to spend my time reading, and giving support in comparison to scrolling through Facebook looking at absolute rubbish!
Myself and my partner have been TTC our first for almost 2 years. I've had all the tests and so has my partner and all have come back normal, so we have been referred for fertility treatment. As time has gone on and the monthly pains that I've experienced for years and years have continued.. I've researched endometriosis. Without sounding like a hypochondriac.. I have experienced every single symptom and continue to have progressive problems each month which now include regular pelvic pain.
I recently paid for a private Gynacologist appointment and he recommended a lapariscopy because of my history and because he could feel a soft mass on the left side of my pelvis which is where the pain is.
My question is, I'm guessing that the sensible thing to do would be to have a laparoscopy prior to beginning any fertility treatment. I guess the Gynacologist will advise this too but I'm just checking that this is the sensible and best thing to do.
Naturally there's a chance that IVF would work even if I had endo so the impatient person in my head is trying to push me into avoiding a laparoscopy and just going down the treatment route - what do you guys think or what experience do you have of endo and IVF.
Thanks and best wishes to you all,