Endometriosis and Pre-Conception

silentprologue

New Member
Hi All, thought I should share my situation with you.
Just got my menses today and am loosing hope as I was hoping for a Christmas miracle.
I am 33 years old. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 endometriosis (uterus is retroverted due to endometriosis causing a 'glue-ing' effect on the rectal wall) and a 1.5cm cyst on my left ovary, my right shows its in a normal condition.
My husband and I have been trying to a baby naturally for about 11 months now with no luck of a baby.
We went to see 3 specialists - 1/3 said to go for a laparoscopy, 2/3 said no surgery is required.
Are any of you in a similar situation? Thoughts about TCM or surgery first? or straight to IVF to avoid waisting more time. Any doctors you can recommend seeing?
 

Shirley88

New Member
I think it u can wait, go for laparoscopy and try. If u can't wait then go for ivf. But either way u have to find a tcm physician to help boost fertility chances with these procedures, pref with a biomedical background TCM physician . Hope I helped!
 

seagazer

New Member
Hi All, thought I should share my situation with you.
Just got my menses today and am loosing hope as I was hoping for a Christmas miracle.
I am 33 years old. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 endometriosis (uterus is retroverted due to endometriosis causing a 'glue-ing' effect on the rectal wall) and a 1.5cm cyst on my left ovary, my right shows its in a normal condition.
My husband and I have been trying to a baby naturally for about 11 months now with no luck of a baby.
We went to see 3 specialists - 1/3 said to go for a laparoscopy, 2/3 said no surgery is required.
Are any of you in a similar situation? Thoughts about TCM or surgery first? or straight to IVF to avoid waisting more time. Any doctors you can recommend seeing?
I would say go for laparoscopy - I got diagnosed with Endo, stage 4 with very very bad adhesions as well and the surgeons helped removed all of these. I heard that women will be more fertile after the laparoscopy surgery as well. Best of luck!!
 

YYJJ

New Member
I have endometriosis and did laparoscopy too, I would suggest you to go for it, because it will only thicken and affect fertility in future. I was pregnant after 6 months of doing laparoscopy, but sadly it ended as a miscarriage. But hey. At least it’s something. I am still continuing to try for a baby now too.
 

lassisha

New Member
I was diagnosed with endo (with 3 cysts) in Dec 2018, and I've not decided to go for laparoscopy till date. Went to private obgyn, and was given 2 cycles of Clomid. I'm still trying to convince naturally without having to do keyhole.
Any thoughts if I should consider doing laparoscopy since I've been ttc for the past 2 years?
 

Shirley88

New Member
I was diagnosed with endo (with 3 cysts) in Dec 2018, and I've not decided to go for laparoscopy till date. Went to private obgyn, and was given 2 cycles of Clomid. I'm still trying to convince naturally without having to do keyhole.
Any thoughts if I should consider doing laparoscopy since I've been ttc for the past 2 years?
Yes i believe you should consider, it's really minimally invasive under a good Dr, and will help with your ttc within 6 months
 

YYJJ

New Member
I was diagnosed with endo (with 3 cysts) in Dec 2018, and I've not decided to go for laparoscopy till date. Went to private obgyn, and was given 2 cycles of Clomid. I'm still trying to convince naturally without having to do keyhole.
Any thoughts if I should consider doing laparoscopy since I've been ttc for the past 2 years?
Maybe you consider TCM fertility massage ? I heard that if your endometriosis lining is less than 1cm, usually TCM can help to disperse it. If more than 1cm will need keyhole surgery
 

Shirley88

New Member
Maybe you consider TCM fertility massage ? I heard that if your endometriosis lining is less than 1cm, usually TCM can help to disperse it. If more than 1cm will need keyhole surgery

Yep you can try massage, or I would recommend you seeking TCM herbal and acupuncture treatment. I went to my TCM physician after years of trying before becoming pregnant. It definitely helped!!
 

Ms Soh

New Member
Yep you can try massage, or I would recommend you seeking TCM herbal and acupuncture treatment. I went to my TCM physician after years of trying before becoming pregnant. It definitely helped!!
Hi.. may I know which Tcm do u go to?
 

lassisha

New Member
Yep you can try massage, or I would recommend you seeking TCM herbal and acupuncture treatment. I went to my TCM physician after years of trying before becoming pregnant. It definitely helped!!
ohh, congrats to you!! mind sharing which TCM do you visit and how regular is the treatment?
 

lassisha

New Member
Maybe you consider TCM fertility massage ? I heard that if your endometriosis lining is less than 1cm, usually TCM can help to disperse it. If more than 1cm will need keyhole surgery
I see, I'll try to find out more about TCM fertility massage as well. And yes, all the 3 cysts are less than 5cm each but the recent private obgyn I've been to advise me to consider keyhole as a last option instead. Hence, it makes me wonder when is the right time for this surgery.
 

EY girl

Member
I have endometriosis and did laparoscopy too, I would suggest you to go for it, because it will only thicken and affect fertility in future. I was pregnant after 6 months of doing laparoscopy, but sadly it ended as a miscarriage. But hey. At least it’s something. I am still continuing to try for a baby now too.
May I know how much u did laparoscopy and from which doc? I was thinking to go for laparoscopy to check whether I have endometriosis. Every month I have bad cramp on my 1st day of menses.
 

YYJJ

New Member
May I know how much u did laparoscopy and from which doc? I was thinking to go for laparoscopy to check whether I have endometriosis. Every month I have bad cramp on my 1st day of menses.
I did with Dr Wendy from mount Elizabeth Novena, I need to stay in hospital for 3 days. Can claim from insurance. I forgot how much already I think $10-15k?
 

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