I would really love to hear from anyone who has experienced BOTH endometriosis AND Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, but if someone has experienced just one, I would like to hear their thoughts too. I have been diagnosed with both and am having a hard time deciding, understanding, which to receive the most aggressive treatment for... I had a uterine laproscopy several years ago to determine the severity of the endometriosis and it was determined to be a "moderate" case according to my obgyn. I was also told I had PCOS based on my blood tests & pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound. I have had the most horrific menstrual pain & all the pmd symptoms & illness associated with hormone imbalance since I first started menstruation. I had irregular periods & when I did menstruate I had extremely heavy bleeding & a pain that made me WANT to die because nothing I did seemed to result in any relief. Anyway I have been taking birth control for probably 15 years on & off and I am currently off. My endocrinologist says it is necessary to treat the PCOS, that I need to have a period at least every 4 mos to reduce the risk of cancer, she prescribed Metformin, & suggested I see my obgyn to discuss birth control because she would recommend it for the PCOS, but said the endometriosis has to be closely monitored by the obgyn & that it often feeds off of the hormones produced by the birth control pills. So my question is: Which should I be most concerned about? The endometriosis or the pcos? Mainly in the event that one could lead to cancer. I am 30 and have no children & with the multiple health issues I have don't plan on it. I would like to hear from women who have one or both of the ailments I mentioned & what their experience is/was, their knowledge about it, and any advice they might like to offer. Thank you!!!