I am 25 I was diagnosed with endometriosis 10 years ago. I have done all of the alternative treatments including birth control, and two treatments of Lupron Depot and it spread more rather than shrunk with the Lupron Depot. I have recently missed 3 periods and am not pregnant as I had a tubal ligation last July. My days are unpredictable and there are times i cannot move and I have a 1 year old child that i have to take care of. I have asked my doctor to do a hysterectomy and he has refused due to my age. 10 years is a long time to live with this and i cant manage it anymore and my doctor cant even explain the missed periods he wants me back on the birth control and physical therapy and pain manangment but nothing is working!!! What else can i do?
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You should consider taking a second opinion from another gynecologist and go ahead with further evaluation to look for the cause for your missed periods as well as current status of endometriosis. If the hormonal regression therapy has failed to give you relief, laparoscopic removal of the endometriosis implants should be done along with removal of scar tissues/pelvic adhesions to provide effective pain relief. Treatment with the regression therapy after removal of endometrial implants is known to work better in giving you long term relief. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms and regulate your periods. 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. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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