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Old 09-30-2005, 07:40 AM   #14
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Re: Stage 1 OC - How were you diagnosed?

Valerie,

How were you diagnosed w/ endo 2 yrs ago? I also have endo and the only way the Dr.'s know for sure is to do a laproscopy. They can't tell by an ultrasound, blood work or pap smears. To me, it does sound like endo could be the issue. As there is no cure, just treatment for the symptoms and it does grow back. But don't let the Dr. blow it off as nothing. I don't know how old you are or if you do or want to have children but if endo is left alone to grow, worse case scenario, it could cause infertility. I would suggest discussing having a laproscopy w/ your Dr. Are you on birth control? The pill can keep it contained and slow the growth.

Good luck!