I will be having this surgery soon and I was wondering if anyone tried to conceive after surgery?
I had excision surgery two years ago and also hoped I would be able to conceive following that, however I'm 40 now and looking at finally doing IVF. Writing here on this post just to encourage anyone that is hoping for better results after surgery in the conception department to not wait more than 3 months trying naturally. If you're determined to have kids, don't waste time. Work with a reproductive endocrinologist immediately after your recovery to do proper tests, align your diet and prepare your body for pregnancy. If it doesn't happen naturally go straight to IUI or IVF. Hope unfortunately with Endo is not enough. Good luck to all!
I had my surgery 10+ years ago and I was already stage IV. At that time, I was only 19. A large endometrioma was removed from my right ovary. However, after the surgery, my right antral follicle count was greatly reduced because some healthy ovarian tissue was probably damaged during that process. My body started to predominantly rely on my left ovary to ovulate until my left ovary started to grow cysts, then the right ovary started to ovulate again. I didn't start to conceive until 3 years ago. My condition is pretty severe as my tubes are mostly blocked, so I had to undergo the IVF route. The sad thing is, after 3 IVFs and 2 embryo transfers, still no luck.
The most important thing to make sure is that your tubes are not blocked.
Best wishes to you and good luck!
I had surgery in 2011 - been trying to conceive since 2007. Still no baby. Going through my first cycle of IVF now. I have a son from my first marriage conceived in 2004 but I fear the endo had caused too much damage after that.
I had surgery in March of 2013 and in september of 2013 found out I was pregnant after every doctor I had said I would never have children. I know have a 5 year old and a 3 year old but my endometriosis is back.
I had excision surgery in January, after almost 2.5 years of trying to conceive (acupuncture, three IUIs, then a few transfers of IVF). My surgeon is aggressive at removing all endo and very well regarded. He removed it from 11 places I think (it was "peppered throughout"), but it was not on ovaries, just around the ovaries on other structures as well as bladder, cul de sac, etc. He advised me to wait six weeks before trying to conceive, and advised trying naturally for 3-4 cycles, before going back to IVF. I thought it was unrealistic, but gave trying naturally a try anyway.
Whether it was really good luck or he was absolutely right that it might be easy for us, or a combination, we got pregnant after 2 cycles of trying naturally and I'm at 16 weeks now. By the way, my period pain had not really abated in the cycles after the surgery, but my ovulation pain was gone. I have started pelvic PT for possibly endo-related vulvar/pelvic floor pain during pregnancy. I'm hopeful about it for the pregnancy and I also hope it will prevent or alleviate the period pain from coming back after.