I am 32 and have been trying to conceive for the past 18 months with no luck. I finally went to a ob-gyn for advice. She suspects that I have endometriosis and I am scheduled in for a laparoscopic surgery next month. I have also already been diagnosed with a 6cm cyst on my left ovary and small fibroids (I have not been given alot of information on the fibroids...ie: size/location). My doctor is going to remove the cyst during the surgery. I am seriously worried that I will not be able to conceive and just hoped that some of you could share some insight or personal experiences.
I have been battling endo with some infertility for YEARS now and I feel I'm nearly an expert on the subject!
Endo only keeps you from getting pregnant if it's in your tubes or surrounding your ovaries to the point that you cannot properly ovulate. Both of these can easily be solved via surgery. I had the surgery a while back and got prego right away. Endo will NOT cause permanent infertility, guaranteed. Just make you find a GOOD doc. It's taken me 7 docs to find one who knows her stuff and is taking my endo seriously.
A lot of women use Lupron for endo pain, I am one of the only people using Letzaprole - it is just now being used in the states for the treatment of endo and will NOT cause any problems with trying to concieve. Talk to your doc about this and good luck.
In the meantime, before I had any surgeries at all, I had my tubes tested with blue dye to see if they were open. It was the first thing my infertility doc scheduled well before any actual surgeries. You really need to do that first:)
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.