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Have you had a laparoscopy as a treatment for endometriosis?

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What was your experience? Did it help?

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  • Endo Warrior moderator
    3 months ago

    Yes, I’ve had a laparocopy (excision and ablation). I hadn’t even been diagnosed, but had a laparoscopy for another reason and my surgeon found extensive endometriosis. As he was the hospital’s endometriosis expert, he decided to try and get rid of as much as he could at the time.
    I think it definitely helped. I felt a lot better right after the surgery and my first couple of periods were relatively pain free. I got pregnant soon after that, which also helped keep the endometriosis at bay. I did find that after my pregnancy my endometriosis came back quite soon again, causing me the same painful periods, bladder pain and overall pelvic pain as I had before my first laparoscopy.
    When I had a hysterectomy a few years ago due to recurring pain, the surgeon told me that he found very little endometriosis and the pain was actually caused by extensive adenomyosis I think if it hadn’t been for the adenomyosis I would still have been pain free from endometriosis.
    Christina (team member)

  • Jessie Madrigal moderator
    3 months ago

    Yes, I’ve had two. One was done just to diagnose me, as the surgeon admitted she didn’t know enough of the disease to remove any adhesions. The second was done by a specialist (almost 2 years ago) who removed all of my adhesions via excision and some ablation. After my recovery, I stopped having pain in my bladder, pain during intercourse, and also pain the the sacrum area. None of those symptoms have returned. – Jessie (team member)

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