(Closed) Endometriosis…. lovely.

posted 8 years ago in TTC
Post # 37
32 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@Nic01:  I know it’s a downer and a long story lol, but I get so worried for people when they mention chronic period issues and disinterested doctors – especially when there’s bowel involvement. So I figure if even one person reads it and gets to a specialist because of it, then yay! And I wish you all the luck with your baby making Tongue Out

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My friend has it and they told her she would more than likely never have children.  She has a beautiful little girl now that was a total surprise!  A wonderful surprise <3

Post # 39
10627 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@Nic01:  That’s why I’m still here, posting away Smile

Post # 40
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My Mother had a pretty severe case of endo and it gave her some problems.

By the time she was able to get treatment (laser/laproscopy surgery which was cutting edge at that time) she only had 1/2 of one ovary left.

She went on to have two healthy children with only 1/2 of an ovary to work with! Her story started nearly 30 years ago so I’m sure treatments/techniques have come even further since then, but even with all her disadvantages she ended up getting the family that she wanted.

You will be fine 🙂

Post # 41
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Nic01:  RAWR. This irritates the heck out of me. Doctor’s not listening to their patients or blowing them off. You hear about way too many women who are in their 20’s and end up with major health issues because their doctors simply weren’t listening or taking them serious. Good luck, my friend and hopefully now that you know this things with your period will be better!

Post # 42
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Garden outside our church

This is actually a great part of what made me want to go to medical school–no one listening to me about being a non-functional human for 1/4 of my life. (I’m sorry, Dr. Male Gyn, you have NO idea what this feels like! And female Ob-Gyns tend to be some of the most misogynistic folks in the trade–which is why I’m NOT going into ObGyn!)

Unfortunately, diagnosing endometriosis is purely clinical, short of surgery. And once the suspicion is there, there’s not a whole lot that can be done about it other than stopping menstrual cycles.

On a more uplifting note, my sister had it, too, and was told that she had the options of either getting pregnant, which wasn’t very likely, or having a hysterectomy at the age of 31.  They had a year of nailbiting, but now have 3 gorgeous teenage boys.

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