True or False?

Nichole - posted on 12/12/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )




I have had issuse with endometriosis & my periods in general since it started when I was 14. They are super irregular like I may have 1 every 3-4 months or 3 in 1 month. They can last from 2-30 days each time. My uterus also lies almost completely on it's left side which sorta closes off my cervix. I have had several doctors tell me I would NEVER have children or it would be very hard for me to concieve especially the older I got. Well I have 1 son and he took 2-4 weeks to concieve...I was 20 when I concieved him, and I'm 22 now. But even after concieving him the doctors tell me the same thing, and say my son was a "fluke of nature". Now I also keep getting ovarian cysts, so the doctor is even more convinced I will struggle with fertility. I want to have a few kids, at least 1 or 2 more. What do you all think? Is my biological clock ticking faster than others? Or are my doctors batty?


Tyrae - posted on 12/12/2010




Doctor's should never say that "never". There are so many things that they tell people that just makes them either worried, upset, or totally lost because of it. For instance my father got in an accident and broke his neck, he was told by the doctors that he would never walk again. He is now walking. Anything is possible. The best thing for you to do is realize that it might take you a little longer than the norm to have your next baby but there is ALWAYS the possibility that you will have another child or more.

JuLeah - posted on 12/12/2010




Doctors would be wiser if they would only admit how little they know


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Melissa - posted on 12/14/2010




When I was 20 I was told that I don't ovulate and my Doctor put me on clomid. During this time I was also diagnosed with Dysplasia, which turned to pre-cancer. I had surgery to remove part of my cervix. The doc's told me that if I was to get pregnant I would probably have a hard time carrying to term (because of the surgery). The first time I "danced in the sheets" I was pregnant, and my daughter was 10 days over due and had to be induced.

About 3 years ago, I was diagnosed with endometriosis. My doc advised that if I wanted to have more kids to do it now and not to wait. So I started actively trying. It took me 18 months to get pregnant and I was 4 days overdue with her.

Doctor's can be wrong, they are ony human, but I would say to not hold off too long if you do want more children, hope this helps. Good luck!!

JuLeah - posted on 12/13/2010




I agree Tyrae. I was not going to live through the night (16 years ago)

Medic - posted on 12/12/2010




I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was 13 and my periods are much like yours. Like you the stupid drs told me I would never get pregnant and if I did I would not carry to term. When I was 20 I concieved my now 4 year old son. A few years after he was born I started getting horrible cysts and when he was 2.5 years I concieved my now daughter whom is 10 months. The drs said after my first there would be no second and now they have told me there will be no thirds....and guess what they can kiss my big ass because although I delivered both at 36 weeks due to preeclampsia both of my kids are healthy and at 36 weeks my son was 8.3 and 22 inches and my daughter was 6.13 and 18.5 inches...we will be trying for number 3 when she is about 2.5 like we did the first...remember anything is possible just don't stress.

Katherine - posted on 12/12/2010




I have endometriosis and cysts. I had a laproscopy done and they cleaned me out. After that I was fertile myrtle. Now the problem may be with your cervix not with the cysts and endo.
I would ask your doc about a lap and about the left side and whther or not that can prevent you from carrying to term.

Nichole - posted on 12/12/2010




Thanks for the quick replies!

I didn't have trouble concieving my son at all, but I really struggled to carry him to term. I did in the end make it to 36 weeks but was healthy. So I hope when we have more I can not only conceive but carry to term.

Brenda - posted on 12/12/2010




Well I supposed to be a healthy person to have children (had 3 miscarriages before my one child) then when I was 5 months pregnant of my cute girl, it supposed to have been a 'Pregnancy at Risk" well she came to the exactly 40 weeks, then she was born with scoliosis all kind of crazy things doctors had tell me about her development, and she is the healthiest child I have ever seen (true), now I am not saying doctors dont know what they are talking about, in fact they are very smart and knowledgable people, but I guess what I am trying to say is that every body is build different, and althought they have a lot of knowledge of different kind of bodies, you know your body the best, we know when we feel sick, or when something doesnt feel right, so it is up to you and how you feel, if you feel strong enough to have another child, then go ahead, if for any reazon (I wish not) you loos the baby, at least you tried! Dont loose the hope before the battle girl! but take care of yourself..Good luck!

Isobel - posted on 12/12/2010




I've heard that it is difficult to get pregnant a first time with endometriosis, but that if it happens once, that can reset your whole system. I know a friend of mine went YEARS with no protection with no results, but as soon as she had one, she was pregnant with the next by accident shortly after.

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