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Hello! Let me start by saying, I was also petrified of having the lap done and so I never was going to do one. I had the hsg done and it was all fine. I went through 6 months of clomid and 2 rounds of injections with inseminations. I was pregnant once, but it ended in miscarriage in July '05. This summer I got a hernia in my belly button so I decided to have the lap done at the same time (kill two birds with one stone). My doctor didn't think he would find anything because I did not have the symptoms of endo (except pain during sex). On July 18th I had the surgeries and ends up that I had stage 2 endo (out of the 4 stages) and an adhesion on my left ovary. My fertility doctor removed it all and seems confident that it could have contributed a great deal to the infertility (we have been ttc for 2 years now). We are trying this month naturally (no injections or IUI) and if it doesn't work, we will do the injections next month with IUI. I should find out around Aug. 30 or 31st if I am pregnant.
I wish I would have had the surgery a long time ago because I could have possibly saved myself from having to take all the drugs. It was a huge missing piece to this infertility puzzle and I kick myself that I didn't do it sooner. I was very scared but it all ends up being ok. I was really sore for about 4 or 5 days but then you are alright. I am sure that everyone heals differently but with them removing all the endo and adhesion, that adds to the recovery as well. The worst part was the gas that they fill your chest and belly with. It settles in your shoulders and is a weird kind of pain. Your stomach muscles are very sore but each day they feel better and better.
Oh yeah, when we had sex for the first time after the pain!!!! That was pretty crazy and exciting:)
I guess what I am saying, is even though it is not a pleasant thing to go through, I would do it again in a heartbeat because it gave me so many answers that I didn't have without the surgery!!!!! So, I wish you the best of luck and if I can answer any more questions please let me know!
here is my input, I had a [I]Laporoscopy[/I] done and they found out I had [I] endometriosis[/I]. I was surprised because I didn't have any symptoms. Only that the day before of my period my legs would hurt (no biggy, i thought it was normal). Well, at the end I was also having pain during sex. I found that very odd.

I was treated with [I]Lupron[/I] for 4 months (where they stop your period). Much better. I still have the slightly leg pain before my period but i don't have the sex pain anymore (well, maybe every now and then i do, but it is not really something to be concerned). DH and I have found positions that would help :D.

That Dr then did 4 [I]IUI[/I] which failed. Changed Drs and I went to a better Reproductory specialist. He then did a [I]hysterosalpingogram (HSG), [/I]an x-ray of the uterus and fallopian tubes and they find out my fallopian tubes were totally plugged due to the [I]endometriosis.[/I] We started [I]IVF[/I] right after.

The surgery is not bad. You should not be scared. I think my ER hurt more after word. The scission in the belly button is so small that you can't hardly see it. I think if you want to get pregnant and you do have [I]endometriosis[/I], you need to move fast and not postpone it.
Thank you to everyone that has responded. I just got back from a little trip to see my brother so I am now here reading all the replies. I'm so glad that everyone says it is easy. I have been putting it off now for about a year. I am having my lap done on Sept. 5th, which is this coming Tuesday. I can't wait to get it over with. Does anyone know of anyone that has gotten pregnant after their laparoscopy? I'm really hoping it will help me.

Ravaemarie-You said your doc found several things that were contributing to your infertility. Just wondering what they were. Curious as to what kinds of things they could find.

rbettis-I agree, endometriosis is horrible. I have had several docs tell me they are pretty sure I have it, I'm actually looking forward to the proof. I have the pain during sex, the terrible cramps during the whole length of my period. They are unbearable. I'm really hoping the laparoscopy will get rid of all the pain I am in.

Thank you,

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