i have endo and am not taking any medication for it. i am 33 and have no children. i recently found out that i was infertile due to both of my tubes being capped with scar tissue. i had fertility surgery last october. they opened my tubes took out the 6cm tumor/fibroid in/on my uterus and burned off scar tissue. my husband and i want to have kids but i'm on medication that is harmful to a fetus. are the meds for endometriosis harmful to a fetus and what are the benefits of taking meds for endo? if stages really matter, they say i have stage 4 endo. thanks in advance.
this is a hard one because as far as i know their r only three ways to treat endometriosis birth control pills, a labrascopy and hormone shots that throw u into a chemical menopause ... of course u wouldnt wanna take the pill or the shots because u trying to get prego ... the labrascopy is just them goin in and removing scar tissue wich it seems they already did for u... i have heard that geting preg is actually good for endo because it helps flush out ur system to give birth so it would help remove some of the endo ... u might want to discuss alternatives with ur doc s far as the meds u r on see if maybe he or she can proscribe somethin that can be less harmful on ur baby ... know this isnt much help .. sorry
yeah... i've already had a labrascopy but my guyno wouldn't touch me bc of the severity on my condition. so two fertility doctors performed the surgery. part of which was microscopic. they were able to save 50 percent of my fimbrea on each tube. but, they don't know the condition of the inside of my tubes. i just don't know if there it's pointless to treat endo with my circumstances or not.
Have you and your husband considered adoption if you truly can not get pregnant?
I had endo and I was told that I could not have children due to scar tissue in my tubes. Needless to say I ended up with two who are now 19 & 20 and the doctors were surprised. Anyway, endo did calm down a bit up until about 4 maybe 5 years ago and it just became so unbearable that I had a procedure (ablation) which targets the uterus and should eventually elimiate your period. After mine I would spot for like 6 months at my scheduled time but that was it.
The downside to having an ablation is that you can not or should not get pregnant as it is dangerous.
I'm late in replying, my bad. My cycle was so heavy and painful...I would get up during the night and change my pads and tampoms (yes, double layer, so to speak) at a minimum of 4 times.
My gyn mentioned ablation for endo. Basically burns the lining of the uterus..it is done on an out patient basis and afterwards there is a bit of cramping but nothing major. Minimal bleeding for about 6 months and I haven't had a period for a long time. I was back to work the next day.