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Depression And Infertility And Relationships

Depression And Infertility And Relationships

I am so depressed right now. I am not even thinking clearly and not sure where to start. This year has been hell with infertility. Flare ups one month so bad I went to the ER one month and urgent care the next. Symptoms lead me to believe that I have endo on my bowels. Which would make sense since on my 3rd lap with bilateral cystectomy they removed fallopain tubes that had adhered to my bowels. Specialist I saw said since we were in the middle of infertility… read more

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I’m really so sorry for all you’re going through. I’m child free by choice, so all I can do is offer a hug. I’ve struggled with depression though. That… read more

posted 1 minute ago

Excision Surgery (cystectomy X2)

Excision Surgery (cystectomy X2)

Hello :)

I am wondering how long it took for people to go back to work after a cystectomy? I have a job at a hospital (desk job). Also, I am wondering if the scars fade after awhile? Are there large amounts of pain for an extended period of time after the surgery? I just learned I have surgery next week and although I was hoping and praying it would be soon I am at work and absolutely melting down with worry.

Are complications usual with this type of thing? How long am I going to… read more

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I would take some loose fitting clothes with you... I took a few teddies - but I admit I need them to sleep.... I mainly slept while I was in the… read more

posted about 3 hours ago

What Are Some Symptoms Of Endometriosis?

What Are Some Symptoms Of Endometriosis?

I have period pain that gets worse, and I get horrible cramps every single day in my lower stomach/uterus and I get faint from them. Could I have endometriosis? What are other symptoms of endometriosis?

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Hello and welcome.
Symptoms tend to vary from sufferer to sufferer. Endo is odd like that. One of my friends even has endo related seizures. I have bad… read more

posted about 7 hours ago

Surgery

Surgery

how hard was it to get a hysterectomy? What was the outcome?

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

That's a big question. It depends on why you're getting the hysterectomy. It's important to know first off that a hysterectomy doesn't cure endo.… read more

posted about 7 hours ago

Has Anyone Who Had A HSG (fertility) Test, Experienced Severe And Long Lasting Pain Afterwards?

Has Anyone Who Had A HSG (fertility) Test, Experienced Severe And Long Lasting Pain Afterwards?

I had my first HSG test on 23rd June. The pain during the exam was horrendous, I was (not very successfully fighting back tears). I would opt for another lap before I had that done again. As soon as he removed everything I felt instant relief. I went to work after, because I felt fine (a mistake, I now see). About 2 hours later the pain suddenly turned very severe. I couldn’t walk, or move and certainly couldn’t drive… read more

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I have not had that experience, but it sounds to me like the HSG really stirred things up. I'm glad you saw the gyno and that you went to A&E… read more

posted about 7 hours ago
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Hot Water Bottle Questions

Hot Water Bottle Questions

I have endo symptoms namely lower back pain and pelvic pain. Is it a good idea to buy a cheap water bottle or not for nighttime usage? I have looked at Amazon already but wanted your opinions too. Recommendations and tips wanted in addition thanks in advance. I have mild endo, stage 1/2 only. Also suggestions for grown up storybooks to read at night to distract myself also welcome.

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

You're most welcome.

posted about 6 hours ago
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Anyone Else Have A Full Hysterectomy Due To Endo, What Was Your Recovery Time?

Anyone Else Have A Full Hysterectomy Due To Endo, What Was Your Recovery Time?

I am 40 yr married 4 yrs no biological children. In dec my endo caused a small bowel obstruction which i had 2 have surgery for. Due to increasing pain , spotting and infection I will have to have hysterectomy. Im heartbroken and nervous. Any suggestions on recovery?

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Will do!

posted about 3 hours ago

Is There Any Thing That Can Be Done?

Is There Any Thing That Can Be Done?

So i have this ovarian cyst. It's been giving me hell for a while now. And im not sure what can be dome to make me more comfortable. I was told to wait til September for another ultrasound, and to come back to the er once im vomiting and hunched over in pain. But something can be done, no? I hope so, because im lost & confused

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC36...

Here’s a study where taking the supplement NAC shrunk endometriomas. It’s been one of my favourite… read more

posted about 3 hours ago

Does Anyone's Laparotomy Or Laparoscopy Scars Occasionally Sharply Throb Months After The Procedure?

Does Anyone's Laparotomy Or Laparoscopy Scars Occasionally Sharply Throb Months After The Procedure?

My laparotomy was December 2nd and this past month I've been getting little episodes of little sharp jabs. They'll stop for hours and randomly return.

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

My friend who removed two right ovarian tumors from me said in may get occasional shooting incisions pain long after surgery. These two surgeries were… read more

posted 2 days ago

Long Periods With Visanne?

Long Periods With Visanne?

Help! I have been taking visanne for 5 months and this month I am heading into my 4th week of spotting and bleeding. In the last 5 months, my periods have lasted 2 weeks with about 30 days in between. I still get some pain but not like before however, this long bleeding is making me consider stopping the visanne. I had a mirena for 2 years and bled every 2 weeks for 2 weeks. A short (but very painful) period is more appealing than this incessant bleeding. Anyone else have this? Does it… read more

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I’m sorry, I never took it. But I did a quick search on this site and there’s several threads that include Visanne and bleeding. I’m sure someone will… read more

posted 2 days ago
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