Posted by: Misty | 2009-04-06

Fertility - Endometriosis

How long will it take to come back again, if I did remove it already last year and must the dr also do a dnc to enhance my chances to get pregnant sooner, and if I choose invetro will this perhaps be a better option for pregnancy. I have to go for surgery again this month to remove the endometriosis

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Dear Misty

The recurrence rate of endometriosis differs from one person to the next. However the recurrence rate is high and about 60% of patients will have a recurrence within two years after treatment. By doing a D&C does not enhance your chances of getting pregnant sooner. If the endometriosis is severe and one has a long-standing history of infertility then in-vitro fertilization is the better option for pregnancy.

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Posted by: Misty | 2009-04-16

Thank you for your answer I do appreciate it, if I understand this correctly, I will still stand a chance of getting pregnant if we go the in-vitro route, what I mean the endometriosis will not have a effect then if we do it like that? Does Endometriosis appear in your womb as well or only in the lining inside your vagina

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Posted by: Pally | 2009-04-06

I have a similar question. I have stage 4 endometriosis and one ovary functioning. I went for Laparoscopy in Sept 2007, i started using depo-provera in Feb 2008 until October 2008 (three injections, 3 Oct 2008 was the last 12th week). i have been off since Oct. We are planning to go for IVF end of April 2009.

My question is how long does endometriosis take to grow back? Does it mean i will have to go for another laparoscopy before we do the IVF?

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