Endometriosis and trying to conceive
by Kirsty Smith
Hi Wray my name is Kirsty,
I have just started applying progesterone cream this cycle.
I have endo in the bowel and the pouch of douglas, possibly elsewhere also. I had a laparodomy last June to remove a nodule from the pouch of Douglas but since that time I have had increasing pain going into my bowel. The doctor now believes the endo broke through the pouch of Douglas and into my bowel. Very painful.
I want nothing more than to have a baby and my partner and I have been trying for about 9 cycles with no luck. I take my bbt every morning and it usually falls Usually around 12-14 dpo. I'm on 13 dpo today and no sign of it falling. Will the progesterone cream maintain a high temperature until it is stopped or can my period break through if I'm not pregnant. I have 4% progesterone cream and apply 1/2 a 1 GM spoon morning and night, 20mg morning and 20mg evening of progesterone.
Not sure how to proceed as if I am pregnant I was told not to stop the cream as it may cause a miscarriage. When should I stop?