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Have you had more than one surgery for endometriosis?

If you already had one surgery for endo, how do/did you know when it is time to have another one?


  • What surgeries have you had?

  • What was recovery like?

  • How are you doing now?

  • Are you happy with your decision?

  • Anything else that you'd like to share?

  1. I have had two laparoscopy’s
    Recovery wasn’t too bad with both just sore for a while.
    I’m much better now.
    Yes happy with my decision.
    Gluten free diet is the best recommendation I have had. I was also told not to have further surgeries if I wanted to have children as it may cause further damage.

    1. , thank you so much for sharing with us! So happy you have found what works for you and that you seem to be feeling alright! Gluten free has definitely been helpful for me as well. Just wanted to stop by and let you know you are not alone on this journey. Please reach out to us anytime you need. We are here for you! -Kimberli (Team Member)

    2. Hi Ruby! I just wanted to come by and see how you have been doing lately! We hope well. Know we are thinking of you! <3 -Kimberli (team member)

  2. Hi, I’m new to this website and your question came up first.

    I have had three laparoscopies, partial hysterectomy and then an oophorectomy
    where I had frozen pelvis and surgery was 5.5hrs long. The major surgeries were performed after three c-sections also.

    Diagnosed at 22 years older after 11 years of suffering and wrong diagnosis’s.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing with us . You certainly have gone through a lot, that is for sure! Such a warrior. How have you been feeling since you had all of that done? Did any of it bring you relief? -Kimberli (Team Member)

    2. Hi there! I just wanted to circle back around and check in on you! How have you been feeling? Hoping well. Sending you all good thoughts. <3 -Kimberli (team member)

  3. I have had 9 laparoscopic surgeries. 7 for endometriosis, then 2 for hernia repair (hernias caused by repetitive surgical entry through the belly button)

    1. Goodness it sounds like you have gone through quite a lot with your endo journey. How has everything been for you since your last procedure? Sending good vibes your way! - Kayleigh, Endometriosis.net Team

    2. my goodness you definitely have been through a lot. I had one surgery for hernia repair. I still don't really know how I got the hernia. The second surgery you had, did you just know the hernia was back? My surgery was 2 years ago and I am starting to feel pain I had before I had my hernia back. I know it could be all sorts of things, especially endo, but I wonder if another hernia has come back? My doctors never really explained to me the recurrence of hernias so I am kind of lost! Anyways, I hope you have been doing well! Sending hugs <3 -Kimberli (team member)

  4. I have had so many D&C's that I can't count and Thurs., Mar. 11, I will have my most current. I am 77 years old. When I learned of the creepy, crawly demeanor of an endo, my first response was to get it out of my system. Very fortunate to have a doctor who performed the Endo's back in the '90's. He is still in practice but refers his work to upcoming superstars.

    1. I'm glad to hear that you found a doctor that listened to you and you had a good relationship with. That's so fortunate. I will be thinking about you this week and sending extra love your way on Thursday. Please keep us posted on how everything goes. You have our full support here! - Warmly, Kayleigh, endometriosis.net team

    2. just wanted to check in on you and see how your surgery went! I hope recovery is going well and you are resting nicely and feeling ok. Sending you big hugs and good thoughts <3 -Kimberli (team member)

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