Originally Posted by Pickle Eyes
I didn't have endometriosis, so I don't know a lot. I wanted to reply so you'd know someone is out here and understands some of the frustration of trying to decide what option is best for a woman. I'm sure it was really scary when her hemoglobin dropped so low!
Can you get another opinion on the need for surgery? That's my first recommendation.
My second idea is that it is possible to have a hysterectomy and leave the ovaries; it is called a total hyst (to just remove the cervix and uterus). I don't know what all would need to be removed in your wife's case.
I wish I had more ideas and was of more use.
Thanks for the reply. This doctor was like the 10th or 11th one we have been to in the last 5 - 6 years.
I have no idea about the actual surgery plan yet as we have not gone to the actual surgeon yet as I think she wants to try the last effort with the last drug option. Still even with the drug option the uterus will not decrease in size so ...... Especially if the drug treatment does not work. The last combination pill was terrible for her, the bleeding etc was the worst. Pretty scary actually...
I am trying to be supportive but it is getting tougher.