Hi all, I have been diagnosed with endo....the only symptoms I have is heavy menstural cycles,constant urges to pee, I always have a bad yeast infection and it wont go away, fatigue and uncomfortable intercourse. But no severe pain. Is this possible for someone with endo? My gyno wants to do a laparscopy on me. Should I go ahead with the laparscopy or just ignore it since Im not in any severe pain?
Any kind of surgery will make your body weaker. And some people take a while to heal from surgery, even laparoscopy.
I have a friend who suffered from endo for 12 years. She has all the symptoms you have. She never got any type of surgery done. Her doctor put her on birth control pills and so far she doesn't have any endo growths inside of her.
It is up to you, but i would get a second opinion from another gyn before doing any type of surgery. I just got a laparatomy done, which is of course, a bigger surgery than laparascopy, but it was so painful for me that I hope I will never have to experience anything like that ever again.
I would do it. I didn't have any symptoms either. My case is so bad that it will result in a hyst. Even though the pain is bad I'm glad I know for sure. I'm 24 almost 25 years old and my gyn says she had never seen it so bad in someone so young.
Better safe than sorry. My adopted sister who also is a member of this board is probably going to have a lap done so she knows for sure. I will tell you that I had a laporotomy done in July and I still haven't fully healed, but I know for sure now.
Well it all started with one lump......then it was removed and tested at the lab, results showing Endo. So I was then referred to a Gyno who wants to do a laparscopy on me to see what stage of Endo I am in and see if any other problems can be seen. I was just wondering because I am in no severe pain should I go through with it or not. I think I will though.
The only way to diagnose Endo is a laparoscopy. I just had mine on Friday and while it is still surgery, the recovery has not been that bad. I would do it, because it can result in infertility and tends to get progressively worse. In my opinion its better to know, even if you don't have a lot of symptoms. Once you know, you can decide how you want to treat it, if at all. HTH!
Btw, I've also had symptoms similar to yours. Recently, I've been having painful cyst. One ruptured in July and the pain was excruciating. Since then, the pain has steadily increased. So you never know when it can get worse and pain will develop.
thanks for the info.....i will be doing a laparscopy even though I have already been diagnosed. At the end of the day I will fell better knowing if I have more or not. And how to go about treating it. How long was your recovery time? I have a 2 1/2 year old very active daughter lol
I would say go for the laparoscopy. At least you will get a definitive diagnosis, and should you have more symptoms, or any problems down the road, there won't be any question as to what's causing it, and maybe you'll get treatment quicker. Plus the removal of endo while they're in there would probably be a good thing.
Hi ssarahh, I was pretty much symptomless. I am 42 and just went through lap to remove a complex ovarian cyst on my left ovary. The ultrasound indicated thick uterine lining and a normal right ovary. My only symptoms over my lifetime have been pain on the left side in the last year (attributed to the cyst of 6cm) and some digestive issues which have been an issue for me for at least 10 years, but not serious. I have family history of endo on my mom's side (her mother and sisters), but my doctor said she did not expect to find that in me. Surprise!! I was full of endo when they went in to look. I lost my left ovary and 2/3 of my right, which was covered in endometriomas. I also had D&C and an ablation to help with the thick lining. I have not had unusual periods or pain, although as I got older, my periods seemed to get longer and a bit heavier. My uterus was locked into place with scar tissue. I can't really imagine what may have happened if I accidentally got pregnant in the last couple of years--probably a miscarriage. I had no problem conceiving when I was 29 and had a c-section with no complications, so the endo must have gotten worse over the last 10 years or so. The lap is not that bad. I am only a few days out and the pain is fairly mild. Just don't overdo. I don't have a young child though; you may need to have a friend or family member help you out for a few days!! I wish you the best....
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