If I have endometriosis, can I get pregnant?

Endometriosis is a condition where pieces of your uterus lining end up growing in other areas such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, behind the uterus, bower or bladder. You may feel pelvic pain during your periods, sexual intercourse, or while you're ovulating. 

Most women with mild to moderate forms of endometriosis are able to get pregnant, but those with more severe forms of endometriosis may have a greater likelihood of infertility, due to the formation of scar tissue. Endometriosis can block your fallopian tubes and damage your ovaries. There cysts and tissue build- up can also misshapen your pelvic organs. 

What is best way to conceive with endometriosis?

If you have mild endometriosis, you may choose to turn to in-vitro fertilization (IVF), as it's likely to improve your chances of conceiving. Other ways to improve your chances of a successful pregnancy through l flushing out your blocked fallopian tubes or in more severe cases, surgery. Your best chance to conceive is in a year following your surgery, before endometriosis can come back.  

If you have questions about your endometriosis diagnosis and your ability to get pregnant, you should make an appointment with a fertility doctor.