Find another OBGYN! Your doctor said she didn't know what to do with you and didn't refer you to another doctor? At the very least, that is just unprofessional. You could have a growing mass that needs to be removed. Have you had an ultrasound lately? Please find a better doctor. Good Luck.
No, I didn't go for any ultrasound lately and all I know is that the pain is crazy. Whenever I see this O&G, she'll tell me, "OK, the measurement looks good and nothing serious." That's about it....and even if I complaint about the pain, she'll tell me that it's normal and just accept it. I did check with her the possibility that the endo had been accumulated and she told me that it's unlikely...usually, once removed, they hardly grow back again.
That's not true according to the books I've read and people I know personally who have endometriosis. One of my closest friends has had to go back for laparoscopy and laparotomy surgeries several times. I would say at least 4 or 5 surgeries over the course of 8-10 years. Once, she had a mass the size of a grapefruit that had to be removed, and that was after she'd had other growths removed and the surgeon had "cleaned all the lesions out." Please find a different doctor. The one you are describing does not even sound like she attended medical school.
At the very least, please check out the book Coping With Endometriosis, by Robert H. Phillips, Ph.D, and Glenda Motta, R.N. It has a wealth of information for anyone confused about endo. When you're finished with it, You may want to pass it on to your gynecologist. ;)
AnnJ is right just because they clean out the endo once DOES NOT mean it won't grow back at all! There is no cure for endo and your dr should be going through treatment options with you, not brushing you off! Please find a new dr!! I was diagnosed with endo 3 years ago and I was givin all the treatment options at my post-op appt. Good Luck!!
I was diagnosed with endo 6+ years ago, I have had two laporoscopies with laparotomy (removal) a three year stint on depo - provera and years on the pill. I still have trouble (but i am pg now, so it has helped) but I always knew when it was coming back, the pain once you have felt it is - is unmistakable. I am so sorry to hear your story, I had a terrifici OB-GYN and she helped me through it so much. It can come back and it can come back worse, a friend of mine had very similar symptoms to you and she found out it had "exploded" in her abdomen. I believe she meant it had just overgrown so quickly. when she had that surgery she had an ovary and fallopian tube removed b/c of damage (the tube was coiling around itself). I pray this is not the case for you but you MUST find a new Dr. I dont know where you live, but I am sure there is a fertility or woman's health clinic (they would at least be able to give you a name of a Dr. who is a specialist in this area)Best of luck, keep us posted!
I live in Penang, Malaysia and I kinda of give up hope in getting a good doctor. Each time I go to the doctor, they give me the same answer and I don't feel like seeing any doctor anymore. :( Unless someone can refer me to a better doctor whom I can start to put my trust in again. Now, I'm having a terrible pain and I took Celebrex an hour ago but it's not really working in me...I wonder how long do I have to suffer the pain now...
Go to www.endo-resolved.com. See if that website offers any help to you. I wish you luck.
I just got discharged from the hospital due to the intense pain I had and the pain killer, Celebrex, didn't help. Now, the doctor told me to go on the pain killer everyday. The doctor wants to do another laparoscopy on me.