Can I Still Get Pregnant if I Have Endometriosis?

If you have endometriosis, it can be more difficult to become pregnant; however, many people with endometriosis or endometriosis-related infertility can still get pregnant and successfully carry to term.

Fertility treatment options may include time and assisted reproduction techniques (including oral or injectable fertility medicines, in vitro fertilization, or intrauterine insemination). In some cases, you may be advised to have surgery to remove endometriosis growth and scar tissue. This is normally done laparoscopically using methods known as ablation (removal of endometriotic tissue by scraping or burning the tissue) or excision (removal of the tissue by cutting out the whole lesion). Surgery should be performed by a gynaecologist with special training in endometriosis.

Dealing with both endometriosis and infertility can have an impact on your physical, mental, and social health. If you have or suspect you have endometriosis, it is important to speak with a health care provider about your health, family planning, and long-term goals.

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