Progesterone and endometriosis
(Ann Arbor, MI)
I had emergency surgery in January to remove an ovary damaged by endometriosis that I never knew I had. After my surgery, the only option my doctor gave me to prevent endometrial cysts was to insert the Mirena IUD. I was completely against it, but she said if I didn't do it, I would end up with the cysts again.
Well, it's been two months of hell with this IUD in... first was pain for the first month, which led to 6 weeks with no period and the last three weeks I have been so bloated that I gained 3 inches in my abdomen and two in my waist. The reason I know that is because I have been on an exercise and diet program for several months and have lost NOTHING--no weight or inches. I am at the end of my rope... I am ready to tell them to remove this IUD but I am afraid I will be back in surgery. What can I do?