I was diagnosed with endo about a year ago, had a lap and had minimal endo tissue removed. Since then I’ve been on loloestrin continuously but my pain has not changed. I get terrible lower left side pelvic pain (usually later in the day) which also makes my stomach puff up and I look pregnant. It also radiates to my back. The pain is so bad sometimes I have to take Vicodin (which I don’t like taking) and it still doesn’t go away. Usually only goes away after a nights sleep. I also… read more
i had a lap done in order to be diagnosed, surgeon cauterized a few patches of endo, had the same extreme pain immediately after surgery with my next period. my current doc (endo specialist) says that surgery does not give everybody relief, it a case to case kind of thing. do be careful with multiple laps!!! can cause more scar tissue and more pain in the long run - make sure you are seeing an excision specialist
Yes , endo has a mind of its own and can grow whenever it wants. Bc pills do not stop the growth. Its just a mere band aid
Yes endo can grow back even if you're on bc back to back. All bc does is suppress your symptoms. (Although it sounds like it's not even doing that for you).
Is your surgeon an endo specialist? If your still having pain endo may have been missed anx/or not all removed completely. It could also have grown.
I really hope you find relief. Ask your doctor loads of questions including his experience with this disease and how he intends to remove any he finds. (Excision or ablation).
Wish you all the luck in the world. Sending big hugs and positive thoughts. Xx