Dr. Daoshing Ni remembers a case of endometreosis he once had the honor of treating.
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I have a 28-year old woman who came in and who have a lot of endometriosis pain, has surgery prior and was good for a year but the pain returns, she just didn’t want to do anymore surgery because it seems to be just a temporary fix. She’s been in a lot painkiller she’s been having pelvic pain almost everyday of her life. So I treated her, take care of her, and she get a lot better. Her pelvic pain has reduced dramatically and she was able to start resume a very much of a normal life. Simultaneously, I was to counsel her about her potential reduced fertility, so I helped her to basically start thinking about having a family sooner than later. So if she dated and she had a nice boyfriend and she got married pretty quickly, and within a year I counsel her right away to try and to get pregnant, I did not want to her to delayed it all because I could have a real strong potential of infertility situation. So we were able to help her, got her cycle really nice and regulated and got pregnant, and she has a child upon that. Immediately after a child—wonderful, beautiful child, breast-fed for one year and after that immediately she came back, I helped her to care about again, her pain started to come back again. So I helped her to reduce the pain right away and also counsel her, “If you want to have a second child, you do it now and don’t wait.” So she went ahead and have a second child, and it was wonderful success where that she was able to have her both children before 35 years old, while her pelvic pain is down, while her endo is under control. And if she continues and she waited, that’s for sure it’s going to as easy when she gets older. So these are kind of things that I deal with lot. It’s not just in sense of treating a pain but also looking into the future, look into the pregnancy family building plan, and those are very important things to do.