Re: Endometriosis question..
Do not think that your doctor is not taking you seriously. The reason for the BC Pill is to give you a lighter flow. This has been known to help the symptoms of endometriosis. Another treatment plan is to place you on a medication that generally makes you sterile. My doctor hesistated to put me on this because I was only in my early 20's. The third option is to do laser surgery, which doctors will do to help you get pregnant if that in fact is your problem. They wait to do the laser surgery because it is only a temporary solution. The endometriosis only grows back. Once you decide to become pregnant, the doctor will typically let you try on your own for a few months, depending on your age. They will then do a radiology procedure called a hystrosalpenogram. This is a procedure where to doctor will insert a thin tube into your uterus and inject a contrast dye. They will then take a couple of pictures to see if the contrast flows all the way through the tubes and into the ovaries. This test lets them know if there are any blockages. They will also try you on some medications before they will resort to surgery.
When you have decided to try getting pregnant, talk with your doctor to see how long he/she thinks you should wait before they begin to see if the endometriosis is the problem.
You could also asked to be referred to a infirtility specialist.
In terms of the discomfort you are experiencing, try asking your doctor to prescibe a medication called toradol. I took this at the beginning of my cycle and for the next two days to help ease the pains and it really worked.
Last edited by shisslak; 12-08-2008 at 06:48 PM.