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    I'm another success story I guess. I had 3 laps to get rid of my endo. My periods had totally stopped (I also have PCOS). The first surgeon looked inside, said she wasn't touching me, sent me to a specialist. He looked inside, said he wasn't touching me, put me on meds for 6 months, then I had the 3rd lap and they cut it all out. My insides were bound together basically, they said it was stage 4 and they took away half my left ovary as it was damaged. I wasn't ttc at the time so went on the pill for years to 'protect me', and when it was time ttc, we fell pg in 3 months, despite being told we would need IVF. Then we fell again (unplanned but very welcome) when dd1 was 9mo.

    I hope that gives you some hope, as i was apparently a hopeless case. I totally agree with what others have said re diet etc, i would highly recommend looking into that for yourself. The food you eat becomes the cells of your body.

    My tips - ask about Poly Cystic Ovaries, as they often go hand in hand. And re pain after the op, the worst for me was pain in my shoulders (the gas they use to expand your abdomen travels to your shoulders for some bizarre reason). It passes within 24 hours though.

    hth good luck on your journey

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    Hi girls,

    I just wanted to pop in and say thanks to everyone for their comments before I went in last Thursday for my lap. I had such a positive state of mind and felt so much calmer knowing that this was just one more little thing I had to do to get closer to that prize at the end of the rainbow!

    Anyway, my specialist, the anaesthetist and all the nurses were SO unbelievably nice.. I didn't feel scared at all, even when wheeled into theatre and put on the operating table. I was kind of worried I'd lose it a bit knowing they'd be cutting into me at that point, but they were all so nice and chatty and I just drifted off really calmly.
    I woke up with no nausea/vomiting or pain, yay! It hurt a bit getting up for the first time but they gave me some drugs straight away. The worst part was having the drain taken out (I had two incisions, one at my bellybutton and the other just below my undies line), but that only lasted a few seconds and it was over.
    I've recovered at home over the weekend and went to work today. I had no gas pain at all, but just a little tenderness whenever I used my tummy muscles to do something.

    So I am really happy that I've made it to the other side without too much drama! The only concerning thing now is, they only found the tiniest bit of endo and everything else is normal. Whilst that's a good thing, my FS doesn't think that this tiny amount could have caused my mid cycle spotting, so she wants me to wait and see if it happens again this month, and if so then she'll do cycle tracking and an endometrial biopsy. So the saga may not be over! It's kind of annoying, I was hoping everything would go back to normal and we could conceive asap. I'll guess I'll just have to wait and see.

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    Hi guys,
    I've jumped into this thread and read the posts... hope u don't mind?!
    Last Tuesday I went in for a lap (also have PCOS).. they found and lasered endo and now i'm recovering well at home.
    I am in a little pain but it's slowly disappearing...
    It's just nice to know that others have gone through this and still conceived!
    So thanks for helping me lift my spirits too!

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    Hi girls, its been a while since I posted on BH but was looking for some inspiration after my lap (yesterday). They found 'moderate' amounts of endo and burnt it all off, none on my overies though. We have been trying to conceive for approx a year now so hoping this will make a difference. I am feeling very sore today with pain in my mid stomach and shoulders. Ironically the 2 cuts (1 below my belly buttin and 1 above my pubic line) are not hurting at all. The Endone has been great. Also finding it painful when I talk too much, it seems to intensify the cramps.

    My FS also did a curette and a dye test. All well apparently.

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    I hope it all goes well for you with the TCC. I had my endo lap in May 2010 and fell pregnant in June 2010. I had severe endo in both ovaries (stage 3) but managed to remove it all. I think your chances are high if you start TCC straight away - all the best to you

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    Default hi

    Hi,
    I'm 23 years old and was diagnosed endometriosis and PCOS when i was 15 and was told my likely hood of haveing children was very slim, however after several laps and hystroscopys i have now got a 5 month old daughter whom i cherish with all my heart, dont let anyone tell you it cant happen

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    Hi
    I have been reading the threads for long time but never posted a reply before.

    I had endo removed in Sept 2010 but was later told that i have one thats attached to the uterus and ovary which was not removed. The doctor I saw told me to get a scan done after 6-8weeks to see if the endo attached to uterus is growing or not. I am due for a scan on 25/1/11. Fingers crossed hope the endo doesnt grow. Was also told by FS to keep ttc as I may be able to conceive naturally.

    Did anyone go through a similiar situation as me and was able to concieve naturally?

    Me32 DH33

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    I had endo since i was 19 years old, I'm now 33.
    I have had 9 surgery procedures for various complications in relations to Endo and other female reproductive issues.
    My endo was rated moderate, mainly on the back of the cervix, bowel and bladder with some lesions on my ovaries. It was removed serveral times but grew back within a year or so, thick and wide spread.

    After my final surgery we went for a follow up appointment and was told by my Endo specialist that i had a 50% chance of successfully conceiving naturally and that i would most likely need to have fertility treatments as there was alot of scarring.

    Within that same month we started trying and like turning on a light switch i was pregnant, all naturally and i gave birth to a beautiful girl in 2006.

    When we decided for our second child we thought we might not be as lucky but the same thing happened, and our second daughter was born in 2008.

    We are now trying again for number 3 but things haven't been as fortunate this time around and are having a few problems concieving. It's been 6 years so I'm due for a follow up back with my specailist to see whats going on. We are so greateful for our girls and if a third is not meant to be then we will not stress over it.

    So Yes there is many success stories, stay positive!!!

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    Default Endo

    Wow you are so lucky to have your girls. I would love to just conceive even just once!! I am 30yrs old and only found out I had severe endometriosis last year after trying for a few years to fall pregnant. I had a endometrial resection last May to remove it all and it was basically everywhere except the bowel.

    We tried naturally for 2 yrs prior to finding out I had endo, 6months on clomid after the first diagnostic laparascopy, 2 IVF cycles with crap results, only ever 1 embryo good enough for implantation, endo resection, 2 more IVF's and still no pregnancy

    Very upsetting and draining on both my husband and I and the years continue to fly by while all my friends and family continue to have children.

    How do you ever know when enough is enough? I can't imagine my life without children and adoption is very hard and a very long process. Any good advice??? Please nobody say just relax and it will happen .......

    Endo ..... queen!

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    I can't help but feel sorry for you. I think it does come down to what organs have been affected by the endo and the damage this disease has done to your reproductive system.
    You've certainly been through alot.
    I beleive there is several websites that give you a list of answers to the question when enough is enough.
    No one can tell you what to do, you need to make that decission on your own.

    We have friends who after alot of heart ache with IVF went down the path of Adoption. They have adopted children from overseas and yes it was extremely hard emotionally and meeting the requirements was brutial not meantion fiancially drainning but once you have one the second adoption is alot easier.

    I wish you all the very best and hope you succeed in your ambitions for a family.
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