for standard everyday periods i do not think that is a normal thing. that is probably a good sign from your body that you need to listen to saying"go see a doctor"
i have that happen quite often but i have extreme pain with mine for about a week before and 1-1/2 to 2 weeks later but i have stage IV endo. so if you have not been diagnosed with any issues and not saying you have endo or anything else but it would be a good idea to get it checked out. just in caseView Thread
that can very well happen which is why i never suggest the 3 month shots because it is a guess as to how long it will take your body to process. some women have the issue it wears off too earl and some have your issue where it seems to just stick with them. but that time has passed so i would suggest talking to your doctor about your concerns and they may put you back on birth control to trigger and start your period. it will also help keep the endo under control.
have they scheduled you for a lap yet to see how the lupron helped?View Thread
a hysto is not a cure for endo. it feeds off your hormones and i cannot tell you how many women have had one done with a doctor telling them it would fix all their pain problems and then it comes back and now no one will believe them. endo is not confined to the uterus as im sure you know so it doesn't need it to grow unles they remove everything i mean ovaries uterus cervix then it will not go anywhere and that is severe for someone so young then you get into menopause and hormone replacement therapy etc.
i do not know what you have tried yet alot of women find some relief taking continuous birth control and now that make take a few tries to find the one that works best for you. or as a last resort there is lupron followed up by surgery with a birth control chaser. if you are thinking of having more kids then i would not even think about a hysto as an option because you don't get to take that back.and you may want to discuss your options with your fiancee. always keep the man informed even if they act like they don't understand (which they wont) but at least they can be as informed as possible. mine has no clue stil even after 8 years of dealing with it but my doc told him our options and we chose together. we have 1 child also and want at least one more but we are not prepared this time to fight as hard as we did for the first and take away from our time with him but like i said that was an informed choice on our part. just dont make any rash decisions and if your doctor is puhing that as your only option find another doctor quick becasue they are not very well informed themselvesView Thread
unfortunately with endo it can be a rollercoaster battle. finding the right pill finding the right doctor finding the right combination of the two etc.
your bleeding was probably from the type of BCP's you were taking. everyone reacts to each kind differently and due to the endo we seem to be hyper sensitive. i took one kind that made me exrtemely moody and made me bleed for 2 weeks straight and a heavy flow until i told my doctor and he switched me to a different kind and literally within 2 days i completely stopped bleeding like it never even happened. i also on the other one developed erythems nodosom.. just add that to the list of things lol. endo is a battle that does not end until you hit menopause or are pregnant.. the doctors will try their best to control it but since n one is sure what causes it so there is no "cure". mine grows back almost instantly after each surgery and i was great while pg and for about 6 months after having him and i seems to just slowly be returning. BCP's are a good and about the only way to attempt to keep it at bay so i would get with your doctor and like i said it may take 2-3 or even 4 tries before you find what works with your body. and endo is not a no baby diagnosis it just makes things more complicated lolView Thread
yes unfortunately surgery is necessary especially for infertilty. i am sorry you are having these issues and believe me as someone who TTC for 6 years before i conceived my little nugget i feel your pain.
they say the best time to try again is right after you are healed from surgery and you are "cleaned out".
just make sure your doctor has a plan for afterwards. wht meds hes going to accompany it with etc.
i am not sure what you have tried already what test have been done etc. but if you have any further detailed questions just post oryou can email me directly. my email is listed within my bio. im always ahppy to helpView Thread
does your doctor have a lap procedure set up for you yet?
there are alot of things in a womens body that can cause strange pains but the only way to diag. endo is by lap and i would not start any type of treatment until then.
endo can cause pulling pains which i have but i have a severe case where the endo is fusing my organs together so it is literally pulling things. i can tell when i cough or sneeze or stretch too far in one direction.
but i would not worry yourself too much until you are diag. but it is important to stay on top of your doctor to find out if you do have it or if it may be somethin else.View Thread
hello. sorry for your issues. obviously this may be a stupid question but has your doctor attempted to unblock you tube? how does your other ovary function?
i had a partially blocked tube which they unblocked luckily whilepushing the dye to see if it was blocked lol. not funny but we must find the irony in things right. i also have a good left ovary and only a partial right ovary. half was removed a couple laps back due to a large endometrioma that engulfed it.
i know it can get stressful with these things but endo does not mean you can't get pregnant. like you iwas at what i thought was the end of my rope but we just kept pushing alon and finally after 5 yeaers of trying my prayers were answered and i got my beautiful son. now i hope you don't have to try that long. i am not sure what all you tried. did you take something like clomid with your iui's have yall looked into getting you DH tested? etc.
i would love to help more but if anything know it is possibleView Thread
she is correct a lap is the only way to be definitively diagnosed.
and know endo is not a "no baby" diagnosis. there are millions of women who have endo and don't even know and and go on to have a normal life and children etc. i TTC for 6 years before conceiving my beautiful son. and i know of a dozen women from this page alone who have children of their own. you are still young but just make sure you do get a handle on it as best you can to increase you chancesView Thread
you are considered pretty young to be thinking about having kids but hey to each his own. i understand the baby bug.
your insurance should have a section showing approved RE's and if not your doctor should be able to refer you to one, and they will see you for treatment of endometriosis which in turn will help your infertilty.
my doctor coded everything through him as endo treatment instead of infertility so our insurance would cover at least some of it. i have even heard of some women having dctors list pregnancy as treatment of endo because it does't grow or spread while you are preggo.
but i would say if the birth control is working and you are not still in pain i would suggest asking to see them at least twicw a ayear instead of just your normal annual well womens check up.
i saw my doctor at least 1-2 times a month but that is because i have a little rude endometrioma and cysts that he likes to keep an eye on.View Thread
know how hard it can be to want to be pg and to not have any luck.
i will throw out the good old you are still young but i know that doesn't help. the only reason i say that is because by no means is endo a no baby diag. but sometimes it takes longer. it took me 6 years from when we actively started trying until we finally got my wondrful little monster.
and FYI if a doctor tried to "cure" your endo with a hysto find another doctor asap.. there are tons of women that still have endo after they were told a hysto would fix them. since it can attach anywhere in the body and feeds off of your hormones removing the uterus does no good. they would have to remove everything. ovaries cervix and uterus which most doctors do not do nor at your age should you.
i would suggest going to see a reproductive endocronologist. they are great. since they deal with infertility the most they generally have the best understanding of how to tackle your infertiltiy issue. i am not sure what or which doctors you have tried or if you have even received medical intervention yet but that would be my first suggestion. for all you know you could just simply have a blockage in your tubes. there are many things that cause infertility. including things on the mans side. if you read my bio you can get an idea of evertyhing i went through and at one point was told i would never have a full term pregnancy but i showed them lol. if you want anymoer info or if you want to email me outside of this site personally i would be more than happy to talk to you.View Thread