I have a question regarding existing endometriosis and having a c-section.
My husband and I ttc for nearly 6 years when we gave up. My endo has always been a huge problem. I had a lap surgery and somehow we conceived last summer and 7 weeks ago I have birth to my darling son. I've had laps before with no luck in the fertility department. Anyway...
I had a very difficult labor. I was induced at 42 weeks and my contractions came out of nowere coming less than a minute apart. I had an epidural which worked on most of my body but didn't help the back labor on my left side (which it may as well have not worked at all!). After 12 hours of the constant contractions my body literally couldn't handle anymore and my doctor did a c-section. It wasn't what we had planned but it turned out to be the right thing. My baby was lodged in my side (where my endo grows the worst naturally) and wasn't going anywhere.
Well, it's been 7 weeks and still healing. I'm starting to get pain in the same areas my endo has been (and I'm getting burning pains too when I move too quickly), and I've read that endo can form internally around the scarring from the surgery. I am curious if any of you have been through this and what your thoughts and experiences on it are. I got off my painkiller regimen during pregnancy (talk about another level of hell-- the pregnancy alleviated my endo symptoms/pain but the withdrawals even tapering down were awful) and I'd prefer to not get back on those meds if possible. I know pregnancy can help endo go into remission for a long time, sometimes even for years-- it shouldn't be a problem at least until I start ovulating again. But I have a pretty severe, aggressive case of endo so I'm nervous the c-sec will make it worse in the long run.
I wouldn't trade my miracle baby for anything, and for the birth experience there was no other option. My doctor, who is an angel, knew I didn't want to have anymore abdominal trauma so deciding to do the c-sec was not a light choice. My health was at serious risk. Now of course I think about if there was another way, but there wasn't and I may have to live with the consequences of that until I either get a hysterectomy or hit menopause.
Basically, have any of you had a c-sec and notice your endo got worse afterwards? I want to be prepared.
I want to add that for those of you who are struggling with infertility that I NEVER thought I could ever have a baby. And after totally giving up and throwing in the towel I got the surprise of my life. I hope I can give hope to those who feel hopeless when it comes to ttc. Sometimes miracles happen <3
Thanks in advance for your advice/help/sharing.