I am in the process of getting diagnosed for what my GYN says is “likely endometriosis” (which I brought up to other doctors before who dismissed it). He said he would prefer to give me hormonal treatment with an IUD than to do a laparoscopy. I can’t take estrogen and have had terrible reactions to other forms of birth control and do not want to be on it again. I want to go to another GYN for another opinion, but I’m not sure how to advocate for what I want. It’s frustrating that this pain (which I’m used to dealing with monthly but has been happening daily for the last 3 months) DEFINITELY SEEMS like endometriosis, yet no doctor so far can give a definitive answer. But I know I can’t just walk in and be like “So, I think I want a laparoscopy!”
What was your laparoscopy like?
I just wanted to know..do people who have had the surgery feel this was a good option for them? Does the endometrial tissue wind up growing back eventually? Is it a difficult surgery to recover from?