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39 year women w/o child would like children Still has ovulation but has diaphragmatic endometriosis. Need to make decision. Remove it or get pregnant?

39 year women w/o child would like children Still has ovulation but has diaphragmatic endometriosis. Need to make decision. Remove it or get pregnant?

Why either/or ?: You might consider doing both, in whatever sequence you desire. Removing the troublesome area or areas may delay pregnancy, but by 40, women's risk of adverse outcome through age alone is just 1% above that of younger women. You may want to meet with a genetic counselor to identify any family,health and age specific risks and decide based on full knowledge of the possibilities. ...Read more

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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus itself. Painful condition which is usually located within the pelvis ; most ...Read more


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If I put off having children until my 30s or later, do I have a greater chance of getting endometriosis? Also, is there any truth to the belief that delayed childbirth can lead to endometriosis?

If I put off having children until my 30s or later, do I have a greater chance of getting endometriosis? Also, is there any truth to the belief that delayed childbirth can lead to endometriosis?

I believe that these: Are not physiologically connected (a former mentor of mine did). Delaying childbearing can increase your rate of subfertility. In a population of infertile women who have laparoscopy, up to 40% will have endometriosis. If you are on birth control pills you are likely helping yourself reduce the risk of endometriosis. ...Read more

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Can I have more children if I have endometriosis?

Can I have more children if I have endometriosis?

Yes: Endometriosis is associated with infertility, although not considered a direct cause by its presence. The long term effects of endometriosis can cause infertility by adhesions and scarring of the tubes. If you had problems conceiving before, you may or may not them this time. The only true way to determine if conception is possible is to try. ...Read more

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Will I ever be able to have children since I have endometriosis?

Will I ever be able to have children since I have endometriosis?

Yes you will: follow up with your ob/gyn doctor, the disease is manageable and you would be able to conceive, good luck ...Read more

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How would I know for sure if I have endometriosis without a doctors help? And do all cases of endometriosis end with the woman unable to bear children

How would I know for sure if I have endometriosis without a doctors help? And do all cases of endometriosis end with the woman unable to bear children

Laparoscopy only: The diagnosis of endometriosis is only able to be confirmed by direct visualization (and ideally excisional biopsy) using a minimally invasive outpatient surgical technique known as laparoscopy. This can be done with minimal recovery and downtime. Endometriosis is not detectable by pelvic exam, pap smear, cat scan, mri, or ultrasound. Most women with endometriosis, properly treated, can have kids. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis always affect your fertility? I'm only 20 and would like to have children at some point, am i better doing this soon

No: Approximately 40-45% of women with infertility problems have endometriosis. However many woman conceive with endometriosis, and after surgical or medical treatment. The goal of tx is to preserve your reproductive organs w/out damage to increase success of conceiving, also helping with the pain. Don't jump into trying to conceive until your emotionally , financially prepared to have children. ...Read more

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25 yr old, no children, had laparoscopy to treat moderate endometriosis. What is chance of fertility being unaffected & when is best time to try?

Best Time,read: The highest probability of conception occurs when intercourse takes place one to two days prior to ovulation and on the day of ovulation. Optimum semen quality, measured in terms of motility, morphology, and total sperm count, occurs when there are two to three days of ejaculatory abstinence; longer intervals are associated with lower pregnancy rates. Regular intercourse two to three times per wee. ...Read more

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I am 26 years old with no children, I have endometriosis (which I've had for nearly 10 years) and pcos (which hasnt caused me any real issues for a few?

I am 26 years old with no children, I have endometriosis (which I've had for nearly 10 years) and pcos (which hasnt caused me any real issues for a few?

Get evaluated: If you are asking whether you may have trouble conceiving, it sounds like you have a double whammy. Endo and pcos are two big contributors to infertility in women and both need to be evaluated. You may need to see an infertility specialist. I am confident you will find help. ...Read more

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Could I have endometriosis as I have terrible pain during sex it feels like my stomach is gonna explode and it really hurts. I've had 4 children.?

Could I have endometriosis as I have terrible pain during sex it feels like my stomach is gonna explode and it really hurts. I've had 4 children.?

Unlikely: Endometriosis is unlikely in a woman who has had 4 children. Pain of this type is a serious matter however and -especially if new-should be checked by a provider. ...Read more