Re: Pregnant with Endo? need some hope...
Yes, I have endo and have a lap done in May 08 for stage 3 endo. I am now almost 7 months pregnant and was able to get pregnant naturally and I'm 36 years old! However, I don't think that it was the lap that helped me, I still had VERY painful cramps after the lap, so the lap didn't change how I felt.
What really helped me is that I had my thyroid levels checked, I did a lot of reading on this subject and asked my doctor to run a thyroid panel on me. My numbers were within the lab range, but my TSH was at the top end of the range, so I read more about this and found that some people benefit from taking medication. So I started on a low dose of thyroid medication and 1.5 months later, boom, I got pregnant! Also, my cramps were much less intense that first month of taking the thyroid medication. The reading that I did suggested that women with hypothyroidism have a higher risk of having endometriosis.
Good luck, there are so many different things to look at other than just endometriosis as being the cause for not getting pregnant. Be your own advocate and do a lot of reading. Don't let the doctors tell you that they don't think you are right, that's what they tried telling me and now since I'm pregnant they finally admit that my thyroid played a roll. I would have proabably never known all of this or became pregnant unless I did my own research!