I'm wondering if anyone has had endometriosis and had a laparoscopy as a treatment for it.

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Mary - posted on 08/31/2009

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I have had the procedure twice. It's not that bad really. The worst part was the gas pains from when they blow your midsection up with air. Other than that, just a little tenderness at your belly button.

Stephanie - posted on 11/20/2012

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hi i had bad cramps that would double me over an going 2 toilet was so painful i would cry i had a scan showed nothing so was bookin in for a lap i went in last oct (2011) an sure enough they found endo behind my womb on my tubes an alot on my right overy they burnt it all away there an then the recovery wasnt 2 bad painkillers can be bit strong i just rested for 5 days took bout 4 days 2 walk with no pain (but every1 if diff) i had been trying 2 conceive for a year b4 my op an been trying for a year after still no joy :( i have 2 kids already but really wanting another i think my endo may be comming back as all the symptoms but my doc says a year is 2 soon after my last 1 :( im 27 my doc has also told me that cause im ovulating an partners sperm is fine all i can do is keep trying as they wont offer me help getting preg till im 30 :( so its a waiting game for me :( i know that the depovira injection (not sure on spelling) helps stop symptoms as i was on that but come off it 2 have my son and it was only after comming off it that i had symptoms my doc advised me 2 either go on injection or the pill 2 control it but thats not an option for me as i want 2 get pregnant so i just have 2 live with it :( but all in all if u have endo i strongly sugest havin the lap done it was fine for me in and out the same day just make sure u can rest for a week an no lifting heavy things x

User - posted on 08/31/2009

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I was having these sharp pains in my belly and I ended up going ot hte Er and they put me in the hospital. They couldn't figure out where the pain was coming from after they did a ultra on day # 4 in the hospital. THe doc decdied it was important to go in and do laparoscopy and they found that I had endrometriosis extremely bad that was causing all the pain. after a few more days in hte hospital I went home!, went back to the doctor for my 7 day follow up and was still in pain! he decided to schedule me for a partial hysterectomy, and in less then 1 week I was having my hystterectomy, and was in hte hospital for over another week! I was in tons of pain and said I would never go through surgery again, but after getting up and walking the halls at hte hospital after 8 days in the hospital they finally let me go home and recover at home. I have little pains now and then but before i had the surgery I was on 3 different pain medicines to keep the pian under control.

Melinda - posted on 08/31/2009

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I have endometriosis. There really isn't anything they can do for it. I had a laperoscapy back in 2000. It was a good thing they did it cuz while they were in there they found a cist. Not sure on spelling. The pain doesn't always coinside with how bad the endometriosis is. Mine was really bad for a while there. It hurt to bad I would lay in bed and just cry. Every now and then I feel the pain but not so much anymore. You could ask your doctor for some more information. They may have more info since I have had it done. I wish you luck and hope the pain isn't too bad.

Shanna~Renee - posted on 08/31/2009

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I had it mine started after my tubal June 08 had complications from that and finally in Feb of this year..So went to the doctor after trying to just deal with but the pain was unbearable..So finally in April my obgyn figured out what was wrong and we decided to just do a hystererctomy in May. And after all the pain from the surgery stopped it has been well worth it.So maybe you should consult with your doctor about that to see if its a option?..I dont regret it.

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Rebecca - posted on 09/08/2009

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Hi there, i was diagnosed with endometriosis 09/08. I had a laproscopy with 4 incisions which left almost invisible scarring. During the procedure they discovered my tubes were blocked and therefore i would never get pregnant naturally. After the laproscopy i continued to get the monthly agonising pain so i was scheduled to have my tubes removed. My partner and i went on a fertility diet and about 4 weeks before my surgery i found out i was pregnant! therefore not needing the surgery. My son was born on the 31st july and so far no more problems. All the best!

Vlatka - posted on 09/06/2009

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I had endometriosis and it was treated through laparascopy. It was not painfull at all. 4 months after that I got pregnant and now I have my daughter Katarina. Dont be scared, you will deal with it, it isn't really nothing that bad. Good luck!

Kristi - posted on 09/03/2009

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I don't have endometriosis, but I do have pelvic inflammatory disease. I had a laparoscopy to remove scar tissue and my tubes with the hope of a greater chance of IVF working. Because of what they actually did when they went in, my recovery was painful, but quick. I had 3 incisions, instead of just one.

If you have the choice, I would go with the laparoscopy over surgery. A close friend of mine does have endometriosis and went the route of the surgery and was out of work for 6 weeks on very heavy drugs.

Good luck to you!

Gloria - posted on 09/03/2009

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Thanks for all the responses.I was to see my doctor.About 2 years ago i had sharp pains in my lower right side and had an ultrasound done.They found 2 cysts.They recommended laparoscopy then but i said no.The pains gradually went away.Then during my 3 periods the pain has come back and is more intense then ever.It was almost as severe as labour pains, and i've had 2 kids!Back pain, heavy bleeding also.I'm not sure if nausea is a syptom but i had that too.I went to see my doctor and after endless questions from him, he's sending me to a gynocologist and they'll take over from there.My doctor thinks that it's endometriosis and told me they do a laparoscopy to confirm that..So, hence the question to all of you.

Needless to say i'm alittle worried, but i've had this doctor i'm going to see before and i know he's one of the best in here in Nova Scotia.He does this stuff all the time...but yeah, any help any one can give or suggestions, i appreciate.Other people's symptoms would be nice to know as well.ANYTHING at all....thanks so much :)

Rachelle - posted on 09/02/2009

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hi there, i was diagnosed with endometriosis in march of 08 and had a laparoscopy to remove the adhesions from my uterus, ovaries, etc. i was a stage 2-3 (moderate/severe). at the time i was trying to get pregnant for about 2 years. i had no trouble with the surgery, very little recovery time and pregnant within 6 weeks! i now have a almost 5 month old daughter born in April and couldn't be happier! my symptoms have not returned and my doctor says that i shouldn't have any more trouble getting pregnant. all the best!

Jestene - posted on 08/31/2009

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i Have suffered from it for a few years and finaly had the laperoscopy to take care of it. it was very painful the first few days of recovery, the pain meds just made me sick so i couldnt take them alot of the time. This was 6 months ago and im doing great. No more pain, Recovery didnt take too long and i was back at work in 2 weeks. Very minimal scarring(below my pubic hair line) and no other signs of ever having surgery. Good luck to you if this is what your going through and i hope the surgery is just as successful. If you have any other questions or just need to chat let me know.

Tosha - posted on 08/31/2009

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My sister has it and I also most likly have it (Symptoms,and other things have been ruled out)I have been to afraid to go threw with it.

From looking at my sisters experience there really is nothing to fix it.

So I live with it.

I hope someone else anwsers who knows more.

I could use the advice and would love to learn more from others. : )

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