I'm new to the site here. Hubby and I will be starting TTC bub #1 in June this year.
I have a history of endo and will be 30 in June. Having been told at 18 that I should have kids ASAP or my chances would diminish significantly, I've always wondered how much difficulty (if any) we may have conceiving.
Anyone have any experiences to share?
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14-01-2014 11:36 #1
History of Endo
14-01-2014 12:03 #2Member
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Welcome Mrs KK!
I am 33 with a diagnosed history of endo and I got pregnant 1st try. Unfortunately I miscarried but I will find out next week if I am pregnant again this cycle.
I also have a friend with endo who conceived both her little boys first try, so as my specialist says it doesn't always effect fertility. Good luck
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14-01-2014 12:34 #3
Unfortunately I don't have the best story to share. I had no idea I had endo. We tried naturally for 9 months, saw a fs who put me on clomid for 5 cycles then we did 3 cycles of iui with injectable drugs. After nothing but bfn after bfn, we saw another fs and we're going to do a round of ivf, even though we'd discussed with her my terrible period pain and she suggested it could be endo. She ran one last lot of bloods and then said she'd like to see me have a lap before proceeding with our first ivf cycle. Lap showed moderate endo, which had at some stage caused my right tube to twist and block (they weren't able to unblock it). Once the endo was removed, we started our ivf and finally after 2.5 years of trying, got our first ever bfp!
I think you're one step ahead knowing that you have endo. If you're keen to conceive as soon as possible, it might be worth seeing a dr now to see if they can do some initial testing. Otherwise, try for a few months first.
Hopefully you're one of the lucky ones that doesn't have trouble conceiving because of it.
Best of luck
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14-01-2014 12:43 #4
I was diagnosed at 15/16 with endometriosis. I have had two laps & d&cs, and was told it's quite severe (it had spread to my bowels & appendix) but it was not on my tubes or ovaries. So while I was considerably lucky it was only a matter of time.
I fell pregnant accidentally (my DD) and again fell pregnant insanely quickly when we started trying (bellybabe now).
I am one of the lucky ones, and I attribute that to being diagnosed very early on and being aware and having treatment.
I hope it's the same for you
14-01-2014 15:19 #5
Thanks for your experiences ladies. I've had a number of friends who have suffered very severely from endo and it's always heartbreaking to hear such stories.
I count myself very lucky that I was diagnosed early on in the piece and was only a mild case as my mother also suffered for years before undergoing a partial hysterectomy because of it.
It had taught me that it's very important to have a gyno you can trust and I'm sure this is the same when you are expecting.
22-05-2014 20:15 #6
Bit of a kick in the guts of late. Seems my endo symptoms have returned almost full force and I'm only into the second month of TTC and going off OCP.
With no symptoms for 6 years I was positive about the TTC experience and hoped I'd have no issues. Now I feel unstable, emotional and almost in a state of over reaction. Frustrating to say the least. Doc appt booked for Monday to get a referral to a gyno. Fingers crossed it won't be a second round of the same 😔
22-05-2014 20:28 #7
I was diagnosed at 22 after they did a lap to find out the cause of my pain. I also had an infection which they think was caused by the endo. I had another lap a few years later as they thought it was back, but they found a lot of scar tissue that had twisted my left ovary, bowel and fallopian tube together. We TTC'd 3 years later and got my BFP second month! At 6 weeks pregnant though they found a massive ovarian cyst that needed to be removed ASAP and when they went in to remove it they found more endo on my ovaries, however they have left it there as they didn't want to disturb things too much due to the pregnancy (and its not causing me too many issues right now). So I was still able to fall easily even with active endo.
Fortunately bubba stuck and he is due in October - I wish you all the best. I was surprised at how easily I fell pregnant, so try and stay positive, if it is back they can treat it and this will give you a much better chance
23-05-2014 05:03 #8
Thanks pearlygirl. It's always good to hear the positive stories and helps me stay positive. Congrats on bubba and I'm so glad it worked out for you despite all the early complications.
I never thought is get so worked up about having kids and I always thought is just chill out and let natures take it's course but now that I've decided I want kids, I want it now! Lol always the way. Good luck with your birth. Hope everything goes super smooth and just as planned
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