I'm eighteen, nineteen in May, and I have endometriosis. I've had it for a long time, I had surgery in December 2011 for it, and I had it burned off. I have it again, and I'm getting the same surgery for it tomorrow. I've been reading online that it doesn't ever go away completely. I could get everything removed ( Uterus, ovaries, ect ) and I wasn't totally sure, but I don't think it will go away, even with that. I'm supposed to get this surgery and then an IUD in, but this won't make it go away forever. It'll only keep it at bay- MAYBE.. If you have it, or know someone who has it, or maybe you just know a lot about it, please, help me with these questions: 1- If I get everything removed ( uterus, ovaries, ect ) will endometriosis disappear completely? 2- With an IUD, will it keep the endo at bay? Or will it not help at all? 3- What IUD should I get? I've read bad things about Mirena. 4- What should I do? I'm not old enough to get everything taken out, but I'm scared, because if it spreads to my bowels and gets me blocked up enough, I could die.