Re: My question is if any of you think another surgery is worth it or not.
Safallow, I have endo too, stage III/IV. My first lap was to remove a cyst. I had no other symptoms of endo and when they opened me up, I was covered in it. They cut most of it and within 2 years (and some IVF) I got pregnant.
Immedately after having my son I went on continuous birth control, I only take the sugar pills 2 or 3 times a year to get a period. When my son was about 6 months old I started having really bad pains in my ovary. Sneezing and coughing were excruciating - it felt like someone had crushed my ovary. I did some research online and began to feel like my pain was not from endo (especially since I'd never had it before), but from adhesions from my surgery. I finally agreed to another lap and I was right - my ovary was glued to my bowel from the adhesions. I had a few spots of endo, but the birth control did a good job - very little regrowth. My pain was strictly from the adhesions. They cut them out, separated my bowel from my ovary, and my pain is now almost non-existent.
My advice is, if you decide to go through the surgery,make sure you have someone highly qualified to do it. My first time was with my regular OB, and while I'm sure he knew what he was doing, it was not his specialty and I fully believe that he caused my adhesions. An RE who specializes in fertility surgery would probably be a much better choice.
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