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Hi im 20 years old an myself and my husband decided to begin trying to conceive right away. I've had problems before and been told i suffer from endemetriosis. I started my periods in primary school, and right through i really suffered. sometimes i bled constantly for up to three weeks. i was put on various different pills and had an implant fitted in my arm to control this but nothing worked. i eventually said no more. no more mood swing or side effects and thankfully one year on my periods have settled down dramatically and i often don't feel much pain at all. I was wondering however would being on any of these affect my fertility. at the minute my period is late and i've felt very pregnant for first time since we've been trying. i feel so elated then i took a test on the day after my period was due but it was negative. my period still isn't here. could the test be wrong? help.. my emotions are taking a rollercoaster ride through this- i just want some certainty.
 

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Hi,

I don't think the pill and other hormone tx affect yor fertility long term but they can mess up your cycle for a while. I have endo too and been taking the pill in between treatment to stop my endo flaring up again. But because I'm worried what all these hormones do to my cycle I decided to stop taking the pill. I've been seeing a nutrisionist specialising in endo and fertility and have regular acupuncture. My cycle is still not regular, it was 39 days instead of my usual 28 days last month, but I have not pain at all.

I don't know how late your period is but could you ask your GP for a blood test, which is more accurate than a home pregnancy test.

Good luck,

Sushi xxx
 

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Hi Kelli

Only your consultant (who diagnosed your endo) can say whether it MAY affect your fertility.  But I just wanted to confirm that many people with endo concieve naturally, and some manage it with help.
I have stage 3 endo (endo goes up to stage 4) with ovarian cysts and I managed to concieve naturally.
Hope this offers some reassurance.  It might be worth discussing with your GP if you are really concerned and ask what steps they will go through if you don't concieve within a certain timescale.
All the best
DC
 

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Hiya,

just to reiterate what the girls have said, I'd see your doctor for advice.  People with endo do go on to have pregnancies, some may need some help along the way. I'm on clomid due to low ovulation and I too have endo.  I don't think the medications will have effected your fertility, but maybe messed up your cycle a little. 

Good luck xx
 

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Hi!
I have mod-severe endo, spont preggy 2002, mc w13. Done several IVF,all neg, but not giving upp the hope of becoming preggy, natural or by IVF. Our doc who reffered us for IVF told us yesterday that "accept your situation", especially me because I have endo I should no better, that we have according to her minimal chance of falling preggy. She said exact those words to us, I was gobsmacked. I told her of. :mad:! There is a lot of women who fall preggy with endo and I am not giving up! My advice is get intouch with the doc who give U the endo-diagnosis and go through the alternatives...and dont wait to long. Time passes, make the most of it while U can.

Tack care! :)

/SwedenSam
 
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