Im so sorry your dealing with this! I suffered w/ endo (stage 4), cysts all my life. I had one laperscopic surgery to remove endo and two cysts in 2000, then two laperotomy (
open bikini cut) to remove endo that had attached to my bowels, stomach and ovaries, along w/ two hemmoriagiac cysts on the rt. ovary and one on the left. I ended up losing part of my ovary during that surgery.
There is a blood test, which can help to detect inflamation (cancer or precancer), called CA125. Please ask them to run this test before u have surgery. If it is positive, as to be refered to a Oncologist so that if needed they may be in the OR at the time of surgery.
Indeed a hernia should be able to be repaired while u also have this surgery. NO need to do more than one surgery. Please talk to ur ob/gyn and get a consult w/ a surgeon if ur ob/gyn does not do hernia repair. I currently have a groin hernia, and will be having it repaired as soon as they allow. Don't let it go to long, if ur bowel comes out, u could be in trouble.
As for the endo, even having it removed, it will likely grow back. If you are still having periods, then your estrogen will help to create endo. Lupron is used to help, or BC pills (lupron is tough).
Good luck and if u need anymore info, i'd be glad to help. hugs also editing to say that i had adneomyosis, which is where the endometrium lining grew into my uterus and took over my uterus . My ob said ti was the only case he had personally ever seen in his 20yrs as a doc.....so, please make sure u r in good hands, it is important, especially if u don't have children yet.
Jan. 2009, complete hysterectomy, diagnosed stage 4 endometriosis & adenomyosis (age 36)
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-2009, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day
Post Edited (shannon1) : 8/6/2009 3:41:40 PM (GMT-6)