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    HI again
    thanks Skyler for your quick reply and advice. I was recommended to see the surgeon/ gynaecology endoscopic surgeon through a fertility specialist so hopefully he knows exactly what hes looking out for.

    What a pain that you had to do the lap twice.. I have read about recurrent times to get rid of endo as it can return.

    Have to see how my own experience will enfold.
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    @Fruitypie I was told for years that I had IBS, turns out it was endo on my bowel (and everywhere else). Definitely see an endo specialist for the lap. You can also get an ultrasound done called a DIE (deep infiltrating endo) ultrasound that can show if there's likely to be endo. It's not a diagnosis, but can help your specialist plan the lap surgery if you do have bowel endo. There's not many places that do it, but if you google it, you should be able to find a place in your state.

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    Yeah Fruitypie my second lap was done with a Gyno that is also a FS and I was referred to him by a leading FS. It is a real shame my first Gyno did not do the job thoroughly but she told me she had been scared of knicking my bowel so she just left some in there! In my most recent lap, a colorectal surgeon was present as well, he would have done a bowel resection if required so the Gyno would not have been out of his depth. Thankfully it was not needed! Two weeks post op and I'm starting to feel better, the op was fairly extensive.
    How are you going with it all? Have you had a consult with the surgeon yet?

    Bluehawaii, I had the scan, it's so rare that even the lady answering he phone at the ultrasound clinic did not know what I was asking for! My scan did not show a lot that was definite but there were hints that endo was present eg one ovary immobile, severe retroversion of uterus, spot on ovary. However once he got in there, the lap uncovered severe endo almost everywhere!
    Have you had success with conception since your lap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehawaii View Post
    @Fruitypie I was told for years that I had IBS, turns out it was endo on my bowel (and everywhere else). Definitely see an endo specialist for the lap. You can also get an ultrasound done called a DIE (deep infiltrating endo) ultrasound that can show if there's likely to be endo. It's not a diagnosis, but can help your specialist plan the lap surgery if you do have bowel endo. There's not many places that do it, but if you google it, you should be able to find a place in your state.
    Hi bluehawaii,

    Do you happen to know of anywhere in Brisbane that does this DIE ultrasound?

    I think my endo is playing up again 😢

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwimum890 View Post
    Hi bluehawaii,

    Do you happen to know of anywhere in Brisbane that does this DIE ultrasound?

    I think my endo is playing up again 😢
    Sorry, I'm in Melb. There's a great Facebook group called Endometriosis Australia Discussion Group. If you asked on there, I'm sure someone would have suggestions on where to get it done

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehawaii View Post
    Sorry, I'm in Melb. There's a great Facebook group called Endometriosis Australia Discussion Group. If you asked on there, I'm sure someone would have suggestions on where to get it done
    Oh thanks anyway 😀

    I don't actually have Facebook 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyler View Post
    Yeah Fruitypie my second lap was done with a Gyno that is also a FS and I was referred to him by a leading FS. It is a real shame my first Gyno did not do the job thoroughly but she told me she had been scared of knicking my bowel so she just left some in there! In my most recent lap, a colorectal surgeon was present as well, he would have done a bowel resection if required so the Gyno would not have been out of his depth. Thankfully it was not needed! Two weeks post op and I'm starting to feel better, the op was fairly extensive.
    How are you going with it all? Have you had a consult with the surgeon yet?

    Bluehawaii, I had the scan, it's so rare that even the lady answering he phone at the ultrasound clinic did not know what I was asking for! My scan did not show a lot that was definite but there were hints that endo was present eg one ovary immobile, severe retroversion of uterus, spot on ovary. However once he got in there, the lap uncovered severe endo almost everywhere!
    Have you had success with conception since your lap?
    I had my first DIE scan about 5 years ago and it showed a mass on my bowel. I was lucky to fall pregnant 12 months after my lap.

    I had another scan last year which came back clear, but during my lap in Feb they still found new endo on my bowel and other areas again. We've been ttc our 2nd for 2 years and have had 2 mc's in that time. I was also told I've got signs of adenomyosis during my last lap as well.

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    Yeah I have seen the surgeon twice and before I knew it I was booked in for early August.

    Its good to know that a lot of women have these symptoms so theyre not alone.

    Im hearing more about IBS being caused by something else but GPs use it when they dont know why you have it.. and ive never heard of the ultrasound that you mentioned either.

    Do the irritable bowel symptoms go away after the surgery?

    Im really doing the lap for peace of mind with problems in conceiving so thats the main reason.

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    Most of my bowel symptoms did settle down after my first lap. It was well worth getting done.

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