Hi everyone. I’m new to this site, but hoping some of you can help me out. I’ve been struggling with endometriosis for the longest time. I have had laparoscopic surgery to remove ovarian cysts in the past. It did not help with my pain. My periods are always heavy and extremely painful, and on average last about 2 weeks. I am unable to take birth control to manage symptoms. Every month, I am doubled over in pain, crying hysterically from the debilitating cramps. I get nausea, feel cold, diarrhea, bloating, headaches, back aches, mood swings, and every other ailment imaginable with my periods. Recently, a specialist recommended robotic assisted excisional surgery to remove endometriomas throughout my reproductive system. He thinks it may help alleviate some pain. However, he said that the pain relief may only work for 2 years and I might have to repeat the surgery in the future. Also, I am worried about scar tissue. I would like to have children and am concerned about side effects. Has anyone had this surgery before? Is it worth the risks? I am desperate!