I am 25 and I was diagnosed with endometriosis by laparoscopy 8 months ago. I get severe ovulation pains and period pains, plus I get various levels of pain all the time. I had endo cells burnt away from under my ovaries and a few other spots, I have got an endo lump in the pouch of douglas which is pressing on my bladder and my intestines, this causes all sorts of problems, this lump could only be removed with major surgery- just to fill you all in. I am being referred for IVF, but my husband and me have always wanted children. Have people found that the endo tends to get worse over time? I don't want to get to the point where I have to say that I will have the hormone therapy and give up the chances of starting a family. Any advice would be much appreciated.