I'm 33 and had stage 4 Endometriosis... I recently (3weeks ago) underwent Laproscopic right ovarian cystectomy and right Fallopian tube removal. I was cleared of endometriosos for my left tube & ovary, which was great news! My last child was born in 2006... and I'm wanting a another baby soon & I would like to know if I'm still able to get pregnant after this procedure? If so, how long should it take for me to conceive?
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Your chances of pregnancy increase by about 30-60% after endometriosis implants removal. You are most fertile during the first 4-6 months after the surgery for endometriosis. If the fallopian tube (the one remaining after removal of the other) and the ovary on same side is functional, you should be able to get pregnant. Discuss your pregnancy plans with your treating gynecologist and proceed with further assistance as indicated. Use of ovulation inducing medications can be of immense help (but it can also trigger reactivation of endometriosis as these stimulate estrogen production). Wait about 4-6 weeks (post surgery) for internal healing to be complete. If you are trying for pregnancy, monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation (along with the follicular study) and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Continue with the treatment as prescribed by your gynecologist and be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest.
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