The problem with endometriosis is that not even a hysterectomy and oophorectomy will cure this condition. There is no cure for endometriosis. The key is removal of the actual endometriosis implants by a skilled surgeon.
Would you be able to consult with an endometriosis specialist
about your options?
While estrogen does fuel endometriosis, estrogen is also essential for overall health. Thus, we each have to carefully weigh our pros and cons to determine what is best for us. In my case, keeping my ovaries and thus my own hormones was best. You also need to keep in mind that even after the ovaries are removed, our bodies can continue to make estrogen by converting dietary cholesterol to progesterone, then to testosterone and then on to estrogen. Additionally, fat cells can create and store estrogen. For some women, plant estrogens can be a problem. Also, endometriosis has been known to create its own supply of estrogen, no ovaries needed!
Have you had a second opinion yet about what might be best for you? Are you keeping a detailed journal regarding all of your symptoms? The more information you can share with your doctors the better able they can be to help you!
I would suggest you learn all you can about hysterectomies and endometriosis. Our Resource Database
might be a good place to start. Weigh all of your pros and cons and sit down and talk to your doctor and second opinion physician so you can determine what is best for you!
I did have my hysterectomy for endometriosis almost nine years ago. While removing the uterus stopped my bleeding, it did not stop the pain and I had a lot of surgical complications. I have also had to have additional surgery with a specialist.
Wishing you all the best!