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My daughter was just recently diagnosed with stage 2/3 endometriosis. She is 15 years old. After two years of daily pain - ranging from mild cramps to ER visits screaming in pain, and 16 months of constant, daily periods/bleeding, numerous pills, injections, missed school, and a whole lot more, her dr at UCSF did exploratory laparoscopic surgery. They had suspected endo, but the surgery confirmed it and the dr took 5 hours cutting it off her pelvis, rectum, bladder, and ovaries. During the surgery they also inserted a mirena iud to try to control her bleeding. My daughter expected this to fix her, and 4 months post op the pain is worse than ever and she is still bleeding. Mental anguish has taken its toll, with depression and talks of suicide. She is also anemic, iron deficient, and fatigued all the time. I am at my wits end. Our days are consumed with dr visits, popping pills, and trying to behave like a normal teenager. She is moody and very unhappy. The dr has now suggested we remove her iud and another dr - our 5th opinion, has suggested Lupron shots. Im very torn over this treatment option due to the depression the Lupron can cause. My kid is already in a dark place. Please, does anyone have any advice? Thank you.
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