Will I still be able to have children?

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Hi. My name is Sarah and I'm 18.

I had my first period when I was ten, and from then they were very regular, every thirty days to the day. However I had severe period pain. When I was 16 I had the depo contraceptive injection for 9 months during which I had little or no bleeding. After stopping getting the injection my periods returned but are extremely heavy, extremely painful and are every other week. As you can imagine this was unbearable. I was referred for an ultrasound and was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries, endometriosis and also have a possible uterine polyp. Is there a possibility that the conditions were caused by the contraceptive injection because symptoms only appeared after I had had it and then come off it? Also, what is the chance of me being infertile? I am certainly not planning on having children for years but I would definitely like to have children one day. (I should also point out I have suffered with anxiety and depression for the past 12 months and have had CBT for it which was unsuccessful. Could this be due to the endometriosis?)

Any advice/explanations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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    Hello I have a freind who had this doen years ago and she went onto have two very healthy children. You are still very young.  My dd is going to have this done in a few days and this question was raised and there is no reason why you should not go onto to have a family.

    HTH

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    Hello,

    Have they offered you a laparoscopy to remove the endometriosis? As that is the first step which should help a lot.

    Secondly do not worry about being infertile, one of my ovaries were actually stuck down to my pelvic wall with endo and it is still fine to release a fertile egg.

    Thirdly I also got depression and anxiety when i had endo, I don't think they link but I do think it is because it is a lot to deal with at a young age and with nobody knowing a lot about it, that is how we deal with it.

    x

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    I have had endo since I was 12. They finally figured it out when I was 23 and now I am 36. I have had 4 lapiriscopys and burnt and cut out endo all 4 times. I have had 4 children and 4 miscarriages and I'm 38 weeks with our suprise 5 th miracle baby. I believe from research that I have done that if endo is caught early and is removed properly it can be taken care of but if drs don't know what they are doing and wait forever to diagnose you and only burn it out then you will not get rid of it. I would not recommend any meds for endo as it will only mask or keep it from spreading while you have to deal with the side effects from the meds. I would recommend you find an endo specialists that will cut out all endo. The one I found was in Georgia.  You can google his name dr Sinervo   There is also one in California. I can't remember his name. I was going to go to the one in Georgia and since I have had it for so long I would of probably had to have a hysterectomy. Then I found out I was expecting !!  That's why we call him our little miracle. If you want some good info in endo dr sinervos web site has a lot of good information!!  Then you can make your own decision based on facts and not guesses like most OB/gyn drs are doing. Hope this helps you out some. I know that there are a lot of problems that come with endo. Don't let anybody make you feel like you are craZy just because they don't have a clue what endo is and what it can do to you!!!  It is a true problem with lots of side effects!
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      This experience of yours is such a encouragement for young people that are worried about not being ableto have children.  My daughter certainly is, but now reading this i am sure she will be encouraged.

      She is having to miss work quite frequenbtly and having a boss that is not understanding does not help her condition,  it is a shame that it can not be explained to them he was really horrid to her yesterday as she needed to come home from work as the pain was so bad. she relys on pain killers to get her through, she is still awaiting a period at the moment which is a mystery she is a bout a week late, i will be glad when she has had the Laproscopy next week.  she will have it cleared if he finds it.  I just hope that is what it is as i dont know what else it could be.

      Crongrats on your family to you must be so proud and happy and thankful for all of your children.

      Stories like yours are an insparation to help others.

      Thankyou.

      P

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