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    Default Has anyone found their endometriosis improved after having a baby?

    I have suffered from severe endometriosis as well as adenomyosis since I was 15 & we are now expecting our first baby. I just wondered if anyone else had found that since their pregnancy the Endo seemed to improve?

    We are hopeful that it's a welcomed side effect of having a baby. If not, could it possibly get better if we choose to have more children or is it one of those things where if it was going to make a difference it would work the first time around?

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    Yes, I found it was much better after DD1. Before I had her I used to get extremely painful & heavy AF - so much so I would often spend at least one day in bed and would often vomit.

    After DD2 I had the mirena put in, and again after DD3 with it in I don't get a AF at all so am not sure now what things are like on that front. But def an improvement after DD1 - much shorter AF and the pain was much better, didn't make me feel sick etc.

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    The 9 months break from bleeding is what helps - your body uses that time to reabsorb the endometrium in your abdomen. It won't fix scar tissue but can help with period pain.

    I went on a lengthy no-period pill episode (18 months with only 3 periods) and by the end of that the endo was reduced to two small 5c pieces. I've since had one pregnancy and will have a laporoscopy after this second pregnancy to see how its progressing and how the scar tissue is. I've had abdo adhesions from the scarring, hence the checking every few years.

    Better than cauterisation which is the other option.

    I hope your preg helps!

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    Yes absolutely. I had severe endo removed from both ovaries in early 2010, straight away fell pregnant and after my son, it never returned and was able to fall preg again in oct 2013. Regular periods and no pain since. I do wonder if eventually it will return but hope not!!


    Me + DH + DS (2) + Bub #2 due July

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    I had a Mirena put it after having DD as this was the best option for me. I've had endometriosis for 15 years. Gyno's and GP have said you will have some relief after having a baby but it will eventually return to being a major problem again. I most certainly didn't want to go there again! After the first 4 months with the Mirena, I've had no spotting or anything.

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    did you have a lap before ttc?

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    I had no idea I had endo until I wasn't having any luck with TTC after a year and a half. So I had my first lap and was diagnosed with stage 2 endo. I fell pregnant on the 4th cycle after the lap. Fast forward to TTC #2 and after 8 month no luck my fertility specialist found a cyst on my ovary so I had another lap and my endo had progressed to stage 3. My specialist said it was a relatively short amount of time considering I was pregnant and then the short amount of time for it to develop at the higher stage after the pregnancy...
    I am lucky with my endo in that I don't have any pain just a lot of spotting prior to my periods and a bit of cramping on the first day but nothing too bad.
    Will be interesting to see how it goes after this pregnancy which I fell pregnant the first cycle of trying after the lap (it was the second cycle as the first was only two weeks after the surgery and I still wasn't up to DTD by that point.)
    My specialist was very impressed as I have low egg reserves and had given us 3 months to try on our own before moving to IVF.

    So in my personal experience it didn't make my endo better but it looks like the other ladies have been lucky enough to have it help!

    Good luck 😃

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    Yep, after years of agony and infertility I had my DD. The endo came back at 8 months post partum but no where near as bad. I fell with my 2nd child about 2 years later, and after he was born it has never returned Endo is the pits, I'm so glad I am rid of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inbetweeners View Post
    did you have a lap before ttc?
    I had one 5 months before and told my specialist that we were going to try for children in the near future so she cleared out my tubes etc too.

    I've had a lot of surgeries due to the tissue build up becoming so painful or large Endo cysts forming. I have had a mirena in the past but the side effects were difficult to live with & I was so worried about getting another one after I had the mirena end up in my bladder.


 

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