[QUOTE=ExDepoUser]Thanks for all your help and support. It’s been a tough road and I’m not feeling like the doc is doing everything she can. I almost felt like I wasted the Clomid. I have an appt scheduled on the 26th to discuss the lap surgery. If I hand endo so many years ago, could the scarring still be there (after ten years)?[/QUOTE]
Yes the scarring could be there. Plus endo doesn’t just stop accumulating just because it has been removed (depending on where it was and how much was there) and if you never had it removed all those years ago then that endo tissue will also bleed with every period and so 10yrs later could be really bad (assuming it wasn’t removed).
Even if it has been removed previously–in many cases it will continue to accumulate with every period as long as you have one. They can put one on birth control to help reduce this and so if you have been on them for awhile over the years then maybe that has kept it to a minimum, but chances are if you have had it previously you will have it now too (unless you just haven’t had a period all this time). Hopefully it isn’t as bad.
However, even if you have it removed now your best bet with removal without additional scarring is going to be the RE over an OB/Gyn doing the procedure. An RE, as a specilist, will also look for other things and repair things that could hinder pregnancy that an OB/Gyn isn’t qualified to do so is another major advantage to having an RE do your lap over an OB/Gyn since the OB/Gyn can only do so much with what they find based on their expertise. So having the procedure done by an RE should an RE decide you need it will be much more productive. Plus you may not even need it. Often an OB/Gyn will move to surgery because it is their only knowledge of options whereas surgery may not even be needed if you went to an RE as an RE may have better options for you so just another reason to at least get a second opinion from an RE first before making any decisions.
This is just my recommendation based on my experience with my OB/Gyn. I think it is worth noting too that my OB/Gyn was actually known in my state for being the best OB/Gyn with infertility. He was recommended to me by a friend because if he couldn’t get you pregnant than no one, but an RE would be able to. I liked him a lot and felt he was a great Doc which is why I stayed so long with him, but ultimately it was the fact that I was not being seen by a specialist that kept me from getting pregnant because I really needed someone that knew what they were doing in every tiny facet of infertility and wasn’t just really good a dabbling in it if that makes sense.
I say follow your intuition. If you are feeling yours isn’t doing all they can then it is time to switch to an RE you feel comfortable with. I felt exactly the same about my OB/Gyn–that he could have been doing more, but ignored my intuition and it cost be valuable time and emotion. I wish I had switched much earlier to my RE. I feel it would have cut a year minimum off my TTC journey and probably saved me from having the lap altogether.
Hopefully the breast tenderness you are having is pregnancy though. you get that BFP on Saturday!!! :babydust: :babydust: