Let’s talk about endometriosis ❤️ It’s a very common but very misunderstood disease that desperately needs more awareness. Apparently I have had it since my early teens but it took 3 IUIs, 1 IVF, one laparoscopic surgery, and an additional HSG procedure to pin point that’s what I indeed have. It can be very difficult to diagnose and many doctors wave the condition off as just “bad period cramps” or “unexplained infertility”. I only discovered that I had it about a year ago. I had a doctor suggest that I have a hysterectomy although that seldom does any good by itself because it can spread to other organs of the body besides just the female ones, which in my case, it had.
It is very rare to find an OB/GYN that specializes in endo. I had my fertility specialist suggesting things that only hurt my endo, not help it. It’s so important to find a physician that specializes in endometriosis. I had a laparoscopic surgery to remove ovarian cysts and they were back in less than a year.
I finally discovered a list of doctors that specialize in excision surgery for endometriosis with less than a 10% chance of it returning. Through excision, my doctor was able to cut out endometriosis from my ovaries, fix my tubes (with one being blocked on the end and tucked under an ovary), remove my appendix, cut out endo out of my bowel and sew it up, and a few other places where the disease had spread. He suspended my ovaries by stitching them up to be able to heal faster. I’ve never been in so much pain in my life and it hurts to move but I’m so thankful to have been able to have this surgery. My doctor believes he removed 100% of my endometriosis!
I’m so glad that I did the research, that I had friends introduce me to a doctor that could actually help my case, and improve my quality of life. I just want to you know that there is hope! Endometriosis is a horrible disease and can suck so much life out of you! Don’t think for a second that you can’t find help! If you have horrible periods, painful sex, and live with constant pain, than you should definitely look into it. endometriosisawareness endowarrior