hello im having periods every month but not ovulating and i have been told that i have endometriosis and that im not ovulatiing which is a bit confussing to me so i thought i would see if anyone has got the same thing as me
Is it possible that you have PCOS? The two conditions are so closely related, that they sometimes go together. I'm not sure which causes which, but one of the hallmark signs of PCOS is irregular periods- especially cycles where you do not ovulate.
hi kellly i have the same problem as you and have beem#n trying to get pregnant for yrs now with no joy! now i have been put on hormone tablets that are like HRT and i doubt it will ever happen!! my god life crap with this problem xx
I have PCOS and endometriosis and I also don't ovulate for anywhere from 40 to 60 days. After my laparoscopy to remove endometriosis, my doctor put me on Femara, which gets me to ovulate by day 18-20. I also take Metformin and progesterone supplement every cycle.
I am 29 years old and I have pcos and endometriosis. I have had it for 12 years now. I have had a laparoscopy and have had my ovaries drilled. I was always irregular until I had the drilling done. No most of the time with endo. and pcos 90% of the time you donât ovulate. They both go hand in hand and cause a series of other issues over time. I have been to 3 different specialists for it and done a lot of research. The PCOS will cause excessive hair growth sometimes especially on the face, arms, and other parts of the body. With Endo. you have severe low back pain, low abdominal pain, and pelvic pain also Pain with sex, and sometimes severe after sex. When you do have a period it can be extremely painful and irregular bleeding, Sometimes heavy sometimes very light. I also have severe tenderness in my breast around time for me to start. Most people with endo and pcos either both or one have a very difficult time getting pregnant. Most of the time you can't get pregnant. Sometimes you do. If you do you have a high risk of miscarriages, and other pregnancy illnesses. Along with endo. and pcos you may develop PMDD or depression and anxiety itâs caused by an imbalance in your hormones. Depending on how active the endo is. There is a test that can be done to determine how active it is. The PCOS can cause you to gain weight and develop diabetes, it causes your body to produce too much insulin. Iâm not trying to discourage anyone form trying to conceive best of luck with it. If you think you have a chance of conceiving now donât wait go for it. Especially if you have just been diagnosed with endo or pcos. Wait as long as you can before you have a lap. Done because it leave tremendous scar tissue which over time can cause more problems for you. If you donât want children and are diagnosed with this and they want to do surgery have a complete hysterectomy. It will prevent other problems later on. Hope this helps. If you want to know more let me know. I will do my best to help. GOOD LUCK!!!
i read your post and i am due to have a lap next month i am 18 and i reead how u said it leaves lots of scar tissue??? sorry to act the dummies but will this mean it will be hard for me concieve because as you can imagine i would love to have children in the future but will a lap put me at risk of this? also if you could tell me any more about the procedure and what to expect i would be so thankfull
Don't worry so much, I had severe Endo when I was a teenager, had my 1st Laporoscopy at 20, went on Danizol for 4 months( stops your periods) then waited a few motnhs and got pregnant on my first try, that was with having endo, scar tissue and adhesions, most of the dmamge was on my right side, the left side had no cyts or endo so I was lucky, when u have Endo you are probaly better off starting your family when you are young like early 20's cause it usually gets worse as you get older and adhesions and sacr tissue will impair getting pregnant but start early and do whatever your doctor tells you, even if like me it means going on horrible male hormoes to stop your period for a few months, it worked 4 me...good luck & try not to worry so much I know lots of woman with endo tha hve kids!
Hey,Iam 25 years old and diagnosed with Endo.at the age of 20, but all through my teenage years I had horrible cycles.The doctor put me on some kind of shot(dont remeber the name)that would stop my cycle.But when I got off of it about 3 or 4 months later my cycle started back.Since I was dignosed I haven't been on any type of medication. I know that I need to be on some type of hormone med's.Now I'm scared that it may be to late for me to have kids. I'm really not sure about how sever my case was,but I think they told me I was on level 3 with my End. Can anybody give me some feedback on what I should do know,and if it's to late?
kimben1, don't be scared that it is to late to have kids, read my post which is right above yours, I had a really bad case of Endo and after a Laparoscopy and Danazol for 4 months, I waited several months and then tried to get pregnant, I did in fact get pregnant on my first try which shocked me but as I said I know other girls/women who also had really bad case of endo & got pregnant but we all had kids when we were in our early to mid 20's, not to say that it is not possible in later years but endo does have a tendancy to get worse over the years and yes adhesions & scar tissue if near the tubes & ovaries can hinder pregnacy but try not to worry about it so much, I had so many ppl tell me my chances of becoming pregnant were nill and I have a son in his 20's now so don't give up!
Hi iv been trying for a baby for 18 months and begining to worry that i may have endometriosis. Last year i started having painful periods and also traces of blood coming from my back passage the day before my period and throughout my short period of 2-3 days. I have suffered with pelvic pains for years and dr had given me tablets for IBS but after these other problems started he sent me for a pelvic scan, that came back clear so sent me for gastro tests. Got results back today from gastro to say all clear and the consultant said he thinks all the symptoms i have sound like endometriosis and will inform my dr. As you can imagine I am very confused and anxious. I have occasionally been doind ovulation tests and they do occasionally show a positive result, would this happen if I had endometriosis? I would be so grateful of anyones help or advice xxx
yes honey you would still ovulate with Endometriosis, only time that might not happen is if the endo invaded your ovaries or scar tissue covered them which is not likely. You need to have a Laporoscopy soon, go to a Gynocologist, Endo does not show up on scans, x-rays or even ultrasounds, only by looking inside and Lapo's don't hurt, I had 3 of them. If u do have endo don't stress, they can make it settle down with meds and or surgery and then you will most likely get pregnant.I did and I had a bad case and was in terrible pain with my periods since I was 14..what I can't beleive is that doctors are still giving you young girls the run around, IBS diganoses is so typical..go to a Ob/Gyn and find out if you indeed have Endo and take it from there..my son is grown now and I still thank my lucky stars, I was 23 when I had him...now I am starting menopause good luck sweetheart "-)
Thanku so much JoJo1956 for ur reply. Worrying because im 34 an wondering how long i may have had this. Been having problems with stomach for years an jyst been passed from pillar to post. Been trying to get pregnant for 18 months which i know is not unusual when someone has been taking the pill for a long time. Got a drs appt for in a weeks time so will make sure he refers me asap. Thanx for taking your time to reply, fingers crossed im as lucky as you have been xx
In this day & age they can pretty much fix everything and 34 is still young...very young =)) it may not even be Endo but sonething minor?? my bff had lots of issues and female problems,she tried to get pregnant for 3 yrs and was about to give up and adopt and now she has 3 kids, she was 33 when her 1st child was born... follow up with the doctors, also be your own advocate as we know our bodies better than any doctor so don't let then make you feel like nothing is wrong if you think it is..ok that's it..God Bless and good luck!! xo
Im really at my witts end, i have been with my parnter 4 9yrs earlier this ear i had laser treament 4 endo... and was told that i shouldnt have anymore problems in conceving it has now been 3months and still nothing.. i have tried everything i can think of... ovulation test strips say im not ovulating (i have tested every day) i really dont no what do do any more as i am desprate 2 be a mum x
I hear you Donna89...I am 26 years old and my Husband and I have been trying to concieve for the past 4 years. I have been diagnosed with Endometreosis, and had to have major surgery on, my Ovary in 2010. Luckily, my OBGYN was able to get the Endo off my ovary with doing little to no damage to it. I have since still suffered with pain, and emotional pain from not being able to get pregnant. I have been taking Ovulation tests, and all of them have come back negatie with no lh surge....Im going to try the "Endo Diet" (research online) and see how that helps with my pain, and then in the New year, I am going to be going back to my obgyn to see what my options are, as I am 26 an desperate to be a Mom!!!
I saw your post and thought I would reply.
I have very advanced endo, both my ovaries are covered, the ligaments are covered and my bowel is stuck to my uterus and it has gone through the bowel wall.
I am like you only 26 and have had a very rough time and got pushed from one specialist to another telling me there was nothing wrong and I am imagining it all, until I found the right one who found it all in February this year
My husband and I tried for 19 months and finally got pregnant and had my son in April 2011 (I took 14 pregnancy tests until we believed it) All went well and he was healthy and I had a natural delivery. Now we know why it took us so long. The heart ache from trying for 19 months was horrific so I take my hat off to you for not giving up.
In Feb my doctors didnt want to operate on the endo as it was too very risky. I was put on 6 months of a drug called Zoladex. It is also used it IVF as it suppresses the body into menopause and thins out the endo. In July I was told it hadnt worked as well as expected and my choice was a hysterectomy or go back on the pill forever. I said no to both and we are trying for a baby and going to see what happens. My doctors have told me it is not likely I will get pregnant and if I do it will be a high risk pregnancy. My son was an absolute miracle and go full term with him.
Personally for you, I would not put off going to your doc in the new year, I would be going now to see what your options are. I believe diets may help but I think in your case they may not especially when it has been so long trying for you. You never know, you might just need a kick start with some ovulation drugs and that may do the job. You are young and the sooner they can help the better
With the ovulation tests, I am not a fan! Every single test I have done when I was trying for my son for 19 months and this time came back NEGATIVE!!! I would test every day sometimes twice a day when I knew I was ovulating and still negative. I personally think they are not for everyone. We ended up getting pregnant by going by my cervical mucus.
I really do understand what you're going through. Every period the pain is horrific (I warn you, labour is very similar so you will be prepared) then you become destraught because you're not pregnant and then you start the blame game is it me? Whe cant we get pregnant and everyone else can? nobody understands... It is very depressing and nobody understands that unless they too have gone through it.
Please don't hold off and go and see someone. Sometimes the longer you leave things the worse they can be