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Robotic Assisted Excision Surgery

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!

  1. Hi there @melanie. We are so sorry to hear you have been struggling and dealing with endometriosis for a while. Your symptoms sound just like mine and I can just relate so much to you. I have had laparoscopic excision surgery, to remove endometriosis, fibroids and hernias. The thing about any type of surgery, there is always the possibility of scar tissue forming the more surgeries you have. Some do find surgery to be helpful right away and find relief for a long time. Others, do not. Unfortunately, I do not have experience in the surgery you are thinking of. Hoping someone other can shed a little more light. I just wanted to come by and see how you have been doing. Did you end up deciding on surgery since the last time you posted? I know it can be a hard decision to try to make. But you just have to do what you think will be right for you and your body! -Kimberli (Team Member)

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