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Shanikin

Joined: 03/14/2011
My Story:
I am a very active and fit 27 year old and thought getting pregnant when my husband and I decided the time was right would be easy. Boy, was I wrong!

We got married in 2009 and stopped taking the pill the month after our wedding. We figured it may take a few months for my system to adjust. It seems that each month I was off the pill my periods just got worse and worse. They were unpredictable. I would go from a 28 day cycle to a 45 day cycle, to spotting in between and it was just a disaster.

If the irregular periods weren't bad enough, I started to have SEVERE cramping around January 2011. I couldnt even get out of bed! I knew this wasn't normal, and with the crazy year of no luck in conceiving, I decided to go to the Dr.

During the pelvic exam my doctor noticed that my uterus seemed enlarged and had me come in the following Monday to have a transvaginal ultrasound done just to get a better idea of what was going on in there.

The ultrasound uncovered 2 large cysts on my right ovary, which is pretty normal however, one of them was solid. The "solid" cyst naturally raised everyones concerns and after a long discussion I decided to just do the laporacopic surgery and have them drained/removed.

Surgery was done on March 4 and thank goodness I made that decision!
It was discovered that I had a severe case of endometriosis! My doctor removed majority of scarring and endo growths, but told my husband and I that it we shouldn't wait any longer. Having children would either be now or never.

2011 should be a very interesting year for us :-)

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Reply: Adenomyosis
Although it's not a guarantee, infertility can be a side effect of adenomyosis. Plenty of...More
Shannon - diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis during laparoscopic surgery in March 2011. TTC baby 1 :-)
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Reply: endometriosis
Yes, it can. It can grow pretty much anywhere in the pelvic region and in some EXTREMELY...More
Shannon - diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis during laparoscopic surgery in March 2011. TTC baby 1 :-)
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Reply: Endometriosis
There are a lot of women who are able to conceive with a retroverted uterus. I would talk...More
Shannon - diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis during laparoscopic surgery in March 2011. TTC baby 1 :-)
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Ruptured Cyst / IVF
Welp, I knew it would happen sooner or later but I suffered my first ruptured ovarian cyst...More
Shannon - diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis during laparoscopic surgery in March 2011. TTC baby 1 :-)
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Pregnancy success with IUI? IVF?
Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've posted, things have been kind of crazy lately. ...More
Shannon - diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis during laparoscopic surgery in March 2011. TTC baby 1 :-)
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clomid side effects
Hi all! I just started my first round of clomid and I took the pills last week beginning...More
Shannon - diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis during laparoscopic surgery in March 2011. TTC baby 1 :-)
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Reply: Question for all you pros out there :-)
Wow, thanks guys for all of the great information!! You guys all pretty much confirmed...More
Shannon - diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis during laparoscopic surgery in March 2011. TTC baby 1 :-)
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Reply: Question for all you pros out there :-)
Thanks Brittney! They diagnosed me with stage 4 and he told me to make sure to let him...More
Shannon - diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis during laparoscopic surgery in March 2011. TTC baby 1 :-)
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Question for all you pros out there :-)
As some of you may know, I am still fairly new to the whole endometriosis world. I was...More
Shannon - diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis during laparoscopic surgery in March 2011.  TTC baby  1 :-)
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Reply: monday moning roll call...
OH MY GOSH! That is SOOOO exciting!!! Congratulations to you !! I get SO excited when I...More
Shannon - diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis during laparoscopic surgery in March 2011. TTC baby 1 :-)
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