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  • Posted By: kels01
  • August 13, 2007
  • 07:51 AM

i posted this in the endometrial conditions section but i'm not sure how many people will read...please let me know of any help you have!!!


(and fyi, incase it helps...i'm 19 years old.) i recently found out i have endometriosis. anyone who was on here in about january may have remembered my posts about my ovarian problems...i had a cyst the size of a golf ball removed and thought the pain would be gone, but it's not. heres the problems...i've been on loestrin 24 to control it and now i am on the nuvaring due to the loestrin not helping with pain at all. i was prescribed meclomin (sp??) for pain and also have a prescription of vicodin. neither are helping with pain, and the vicodin is really more of just a pain than anything because i can't drive, go out, work, etc. when i'm on it. i'm in pain all the time. i find its the worst in the morning when i first wake up or if i hold my bladder for a long time. anyone that have this or have had this, what was the most effective thing for you to stop the pain? and also, how are surgeries for endometriosis conducted and do they stop it? and also one more (sorry!!) are my chances of having children decreased?
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  • anybody??:confused:
    kels01 15 Replies
    • August 14, 2007
    • 04:27 PM
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  • :confused:anything would be greatly appriciated.
    kels01 15 Replies
    • August 15, 2007
    • 04:46 PM
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  • The surgery that is performed when endometriosis is suspected is a laparoscopy. I had one performed a year and a half ago, and my pain went away the day the surgery was done. Basically, you are put under, and the doctor inserts a camera and lights into your abdomen, looking for adhesions. If they find any, the adhesions are removed via the small holes. I was sore for about a week after the procedure, but that was nothing compared to the pain I was in before the procedure. Hope this helps you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
    • 04:29 AM
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  • I also had the laproscopy (sp) and I must say I was glad for having it done. The pain is gone. (going on 4yrs now) The only discomfort I had after the surgery was from the gas they use to expand the area. lasted about a week.Just an FYI: the scar tissue... can come back. My sister-in-law had the surgery 3 times. Then ended up getting a hysterectomy. Get a second opinion before deciding.Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 31, 2007
    • 05:22 AM
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  • I had that too and yes if you don't have children early in life it can cause you not to be able to have them. I got married young (22) and started my family right away. My endemetriosis was gone after my first child. I'm not saying go out and get pregnant. But it can help to have that first child. There are diffent treatments for endimetrious (sorry can't spell) if you goggle it there is a kind of laser scissor surery that only a few doctors still do but it is suppose to decrease your risk of scar tissue and your risk of it coming back...there is also a shot that you can take...you need two and there like $1800 a peice but it is suppose to work for those that other treatments haven't worked for. The side effects suck but it worked for my friend who had had the laproscopy surgery about 5 times. She never tried the laser thing because there was no one in our area that could do it and insurance wouldn't pay. She is 36 though and about to loose all her chance of having kids. Sorry I don't know the name of the shot.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 1, 2007
    • 09:15 PM
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  • Traditional medicine cuts you (surgery) and drugs you. They do not deal with the causes of this problem, only the symptoms. Endometriosis is due to the amount of estrogen being too high compared to the amount of progesterone. That is it. Hormone imbalance. When your organs that produce hormones work correctly, then you will not and cannot have endo. I suggest contacting www.systemicformulas.com at 800-445-4647 and asking for Theresa. Tell her ralph told you to call in order to find a doc in your area that works on hormone imbalances and uses the systemic products. I am a natural health care doc in OH who has been treating problems like yours for many years. Surgery and / or drugs DO NOT heal the problem, so it may well come back after surgery or require you to take drugs for the rest of your life.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 3, 2007
    • 02:03 AM
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