Patient Comments: Endometriosis - Infertility

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Comment from: baby, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 14

I have had several miscarriages because of endometriosis. I have taken Zoladex injections for treatment but nothing has happened, and not been able to take it for 3 years now.

Comment from: Beej, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 22

My daughter is facing a minimum of a 6 hour surgery at the end of August using a robot and laser to remove a tumor in one ovary, her appendix, part of her large intestine, layers of her pancreas, bladder, ureter, left kidney and diaphragm due to endometriosis. Any organ that bleeds heavy or has rough tissue will have to be removed. She is on hormone therapy to stop her periods and reduce her constant pain. She is terrified she will never see her daughter again once she enters the operating room.

Comment from: Rosie1, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 09

I am in my early 50s. Having had painful periods all through my 20s and 30s, I thought nothing of it (that was back in the 80s/90s). However, in my 40s I was diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis, following a Laparoscopy. I have no kids. Options are hysterectomy, operation, or manage with medication and diet. I chose not to have an operation to remove it. I was told this might incur damage to the organs, bowel, bladder, etc. It is only now that this condition is spoken about. Seek help early.

Comment from: Anonymous, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 30

We had been trying to get pregnant for a year and started testing to see why I couldn't get pregnant. After we ruled out problems with my husband we started testing me. Ovulation was happening, so they went to see if my tubes were blocked and that was fine. They then decided to check for endometriosis via laparoscopy. They found endometriosis and removed what they could find. I was pregnant a month later and when we decided to have a second I was pregnant a month later. Unfortunately, after seven years I think I'm having issues again and we are looking into a hysterectomy. I am 36.

Comment from: Deborah, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 09

I am 23 years old and have been trying to get pregnant, however nothing is working. I have all the symptoms of endometriosis. I went to the doctor, did an ultra sound and am waiting for the result but I'm scared of the results. I really want kids.

Comment from: HippieGypsy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 14

I have had surgery, a hysterectomy. Six months later I had another surgery to remove an endometrial tumor that had grown in my abdominal muscle.

Comment from: Michelle, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 02

I am a 39 year old doctor, who got married five years ago and does not have a child. I thought it was only lack of right timing, because my husband and I do meet often, and besides, I do not feel premenstrual pain nor a post-coital pain. However, today through transvaginal ultrasound, I was found to have bilateral endometrial cyst. It scares me. I hope that in my next input, It would be a good news.

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