I'm 32 and was diagnosed with endo 2 years ago during my tubal ligation surgery. Since the surgery my periods have become increasingly painful (an 11 out of 10). I am also having more break through bleeding, pain with sex, and just feeling exhausted even between periods more... I can't do hormone therapy bc it makes me sick (birth control, etc.) and I haven't had success finding a bio identical hormone therapist yet. I am considering a hysterectomy but I was told this would shorten my life. However, I also hear that I have a 20-80% increased chance for ovarian and uteran cancer just from having this disease-if that's true, then wouldn't a hysterectomy make even more sense? I am on a soy free and dairy free diet to reduce the estrogen my body produces and I am extremely active and healthy. I'm not sure what else I can do and just dealing with this can't be the answer. Has anyone in their 30s had success with this surgery? What was the experience like? Would you make the same decision again? Has anyone had success with bio identical hormone therapy? If so, do you know of any good ones in the Bay Area? I'm also looking for a support group in the Bay Area...do you know of any you recommend? What other recommendations do you all have? Please help!