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    Default I'm desperate for some help about endo and conceiving

    Hi all,

    My husband and I have just decided to try for a baby for he first time, I've only been off the pill for just over a month and I did get my period just a few days after I got of the pill but it's been 34 days since the first period so I'm a little worried I'm not ovulating if I have irregular periods. Anyhow, I have been suffering with pelvic pain for some time now, not very severe and it's not stopping me from normal life. I have had both ultra sound and viginal ultra sounds done twice where they can't find anything but I know they can only find endo from a lap test. I went and saw a specialist who said she can't put me on a public airing list because I don't have enough symptoms and I haven't tried to conceive long enough. I decided to get private health so I can be ready to do the lap in 12 month time. I know it's only a early stage but I'm just so worried I won't be able to fall pregnant, I have also had clamydia twice when I was younger too so u probably already have scar tissue from that. I just need some advise and reassurance if I can still have babies or not. I wonder if my irregular period can just be from coming off the pill after 6 years.. I know stressing won't make it easier to conceive but having all your friends falling pregnant on their first go around me isn't helping either. Has anyone fallen pregnant while waiting on getting their lap surgery?

    Any help would be highly appreciated! Thanks

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    You definitely have to give yourself more time! Coming off birth control can do all sorts of things to your body from periods being so out of whack to not getting them at all for some time. Give yourself a good 6-12 months of trying. You can try charting from taking your temps, doing ovulation tests or tracking your CM or symptoms. I suffer from endo, have known for 14 years now and yet have 4 daughters conceived reasonably easy. All the best on your TTC journey!

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    I agree, you need to give it more time.
    If you do need to have a lap done in the future, make sure you see an endo specialist and not just any gyno. Also, you can have a an ultrasound done called a DIE ultrasound. It only picks up deep infiltrating endo and won't pick up everything, but it can also help see if anything is stuck with scar tissue/adhesions. It's expensive as it's only done by a few people who have been specifically trained in what to look for.

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    I had quite bad endo diagnosed with a lap surgery & fell pregnant a few weeks later after trying for almost a year previously. So there's definitely hope. Try not to stress as it's very early days, trying to conceive can really take over your life!

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    I had been trying to conceive naturally and through fertility treatment for 9-10 years... my then FS was saying there was not much point having a lap and removing endo as it has not proven to increase fertility... anyway I went and saw a different Ob/FS earlier in the year who sent me for scans then a lap in August. I then had one period and fell pregnant at the end of September!!! Endo is definitely worth exploring further however I do agree you might be best off trying for a bit longer first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyG4 View Post
    You definitely have to give yourself more time! Coming off birth control can do all sorts of things to your body from periods being so out of whack to not getting them at all for some time. Give yourself a good 6-12 months of trying. You can try charting from taking your temps, doing ovulation tests or tracking your CM or symptoms. I suffer from endo, have known for 14 years now and yet have 4 daughters conceived reasonably easy. All the best on your TTC journey!
    Hi, congratulations and yes I figured most people would tell me to give it more time and I know I have to but it's very good to hear that even though people have endo they have managed to have children. Did you have surgery before you fell pregnant any of the times?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dido View Post
    I had quite bad endo diagnosed with a lap surgery & fell pregnant a few weeks later after trying for almost a year previously. So there's definitely hope. Try not to stress as it's very early days, trying to conceive can really take over your life!
    That's great news! Well I am booked in for a lap in 12 months (have to wait 12 months to take out my health insurance) but that is probably a good time frame since I'll be trying to conceive in the meantime and if I haven't conceived in 12 months then I'll def want to do the lap to find out what it is, might not be endo but would be something else that's causing these stabbing irregular pains every now and then! Thanks everyone for your answers, I really appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehawaii View Post
    I agree, you need to give it more time.
    If you do need to have a lap done in the future, make sure you see an endo specialist and not just any gyno. Also, you can have a an ultrasound done called a DIE ultrasound. It only picks up deep infiltrating endo and won't pick up everything, but it can also help see if anything is stuck with scar tissue/adhesions. It's expensive as it's only done by a few people who have been specifically trained in what to look for.
    Thank you so much for this, I might have to look up if they have a endo specialist at the hospital I'm booked in at next year and look into If my insurance would cover for a DIE.
    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yosofine View Post
    Thank you so much for this, I might have to look up if they have a endo specialist at the hospital I'm booked in at next year and look into If my insurance would cover for a DIE.
    Thanks again!
    Insurance won't cover a DIE scan. It's around $200-400 out of pocket. As for an endo specialist, go to the Endometriosis Australia Discussion Group on Facebook and you'll see plenty of recommendations for endo specialists.

    I had my first lap whilst still in the 12 month waiting period of PHI. I wasn't officially diagnosed with endo when I joined private health, so it was covered as a new condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yosofine View Post
    Hi, congratulations and yes I figured most people would tell me to give it more time and I know I have to but it's very good to hear that even though people have endo they have managed to have children. Did you have surgery before you fell pregnant any of the times?
    I had surgery 2 years prior to falling pregnant, then 6 months of zoladex implants (not the nicest feeling being on these) then another lap that removed a little bit of endo but my endo is in places it can't be removed. I came off depo provera and fell pregnant straight away. I owe it to DH though, he has super swimmers


 

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