I had been bleeding almost every day for two years when I had my lap, hysteroscopy, and D&C to see what in the world was going on. Endo turned out to be the culprit! My uterus was so covered in endo I had no other choice but to remove it. And the D&C had not stopped my bleeding.
Unfortunately, neither a hyst or a BSO is a cure for endo. There are a group of us on the site who continue to have problems post hyst and we have an Endo Support forum where we are starting to gather. But a hyst does stop the bleeding and removes the beginning source of endo! The more skilled your sugeron, the better your chances are that as much endo as possible will be removed, thus increasing your chances of a pain free future.
Have you ever visited with an endometriosis specialist
? They tend to know the latest and most effective treatment options, but generally are also very skilled at removing as much endo as possible from your body.
A hyst should be a last resort and I have found a resource to help you make the decision when endo is involved!
Towards the bottom there is a "Decision Point" link to help walk you through some of the things to consider when trying to decide if a hyst is right for you or not.
You are wise to be seeking more than one medical opinion and to be asking questions before scheduling surgery!
I am sure you are tired of the pain and the surgeries and the whole ordeal endo can be.
I wish you the very best as you work with your medical team to decide what your next step should be! We do have many Endometriosis Resources
you might want to read through to learn as much as you can about endo to help you with your decision.
Know that the ladies here on the site are here 24/7 to lend our support and help you as much as we can!