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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Overview)

A painful condition where the lining tissue of the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue causes pain when it bleeds during each menstrual cycle.


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What can raise my risk of getting endometriosis?

What can raise my risk of getting endometriosis?

Endometriosis: Since we don't know what causes endometriosis it is very hard to identify potential risks factor. But like any other disease that deals with chronic inflammation, stress, smoking, can make things worse. To my knowledge we do not have a way to prevent or predict who is going to get endometriosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
1,247 doctors shared insights

Endometriosis (Overview)

A painful condition where the lining tissue of the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue causes pain when it bleeds during each menstrual cycle.


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Managing Endometriosis (Checklist)

See an endometriosis surgeon who performs complete excision
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Ask your doctor about estrogen replacement, as it decreases in your mid thirties
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Tell your doctor if you have increased period pain
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If you experience severe period pain, consider presacral neurectomy surgery
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What are some treatments for endometriosis?

What are some treatments for endometriosis?

Multiple: First there are medical treatments - birth control pills, neta, progesterone, aromatase inhibitors, lupron (leuprolide). Then there are surgical treatments depending on the type. Treatment must also be individualized. A specialists can help you figure out what may be best for you. ...Read more

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What are the complications of endometriosis?

What are the complications of endometriosis?

Comp -endometriosis: Adhesions are the main problem although one may have pain and bowel obstruction. There may be ovarian failure following surgical excision. ...Read more

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Endometritis vs. Endometriosis?

Endometritis vs. Endometriosis?

Different: The endometrium is the lining of the uterus. Endometritis is an infection in the endometrium. Endometriosis is when the endometrium is growing outside the uterus. ...Read more

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Endometrial polyp and endometriosis related?

Endometrial polyp and endometriosis related?

Not really: They are two separate pathologies...Not uncommon for them to coexist but. As one nears menopause, endometriosis and its symptoms will recede, but endometrial polyps can still occur and warrant evaluation especially if you are having post menopausal bleeding. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis cause fibroids?

Does endometriosis cause fibroids?

No: These are completely different entities. Both may cause infertility and pain and irregular periods, but there is no relationship between these 2. ...Read more

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How does endometriosis affect pregnancy?

How does endometriosis affect pregnancy?

It normally doesn't: Endometriosis can cause problems with getting pregnant due to scarring that can affect the tubes or involve the ovaries so that the egg and sperm can't meet. It can increase your risk of a tubal pregnancy since it is harder for the fertilized egg to move down to the uterus. There are also chemical changes that can do both those things.Once you are pregnant, endometriosis is inactivated. ...Read more

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Is painful intercourse a symptom of endometriosis?

Is painful intercourse a symptom of endometriosis?

YES: Many women with endometriosis have painful sex, which is a common symptom. But most women with painful sex do not have endometriosis. You should always check for all causes of pain. ...Read more

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Foul smell when menstruating...diagnosed with uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and. Ovarian cysts?

Foul smell when menstruating...diagnosed with uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and. Ovarian cysts?

Infection: Fibroids, endometriosis, and ovarian cysts should not cause a foul odor during menstration. It may be that you have bacterial vaginosis. A foul odor is the most frequent symptom of BV which is the most common vaginal infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Postmenopausal laparoscopic oophorectomy dermoid cyst?

Postmenopausal laparoscopic oophorectomy dermoid cyst?

For postmenopausal:: I would recommend oophorectomy in a postmenopausal patient, due to the (small, but possible) risk of a malignancy. While the most common type of dermoids are benign, they can be some that are malignant, and in a menopausal female i would recommend oophorectomy instead of cystectomy, to ensure that the tumor is removed entirely. For a premenopausal patient i would recommend cystectomy. ...Read more

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What are some signs / symptoms of endometriosis?

What are some signs / symptoms of endometriosis?

Pelvic pains: Endometriosis is a condition where normal uterine lining is out side the uterus reacting to menstrual cycles, causing pelvic pains, painful menstruation, painful sex, abdominal pain and distensions due to adhesion, need to see gyn doctor., . ...Read more

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Does endometriosis ovarian cyst swell during menses?

Probably: All endometrial tissue whether or not it is in the uterus or outside is hormonally active and so when you have your period, it is not unreasonable for your endometriosis to become more active and cause pain due to shedding related inflammation. Take nsaids or start a hormonal birth control method. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause infertility?

SOMETIMES: Women who have endometriosis will have more difficulty getting pregnant then those that do not have endometriosis. Endometriosis will make you less fertile not sterile. So some women do get pregnant despite endometriosis. The more severe the disease the less likely pregnancy will occur on its own. If you have endometriosis try for 6 months to get pregnant and if you don't then see a fertility dr. ...Read more

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Can somebody undergo laparoscopy and still have the diagnosis of endometriosis missed?

Yes: At times endometriosis is a very subtle disease. The endometriotic implants can vary in size and color. The colors can be clear, red, blue, brown, or black. They can appear under other organs and can usually be found by experience dlaparoscopic surgeons. ...Read more

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Can IVF cause endometriosis?

No: Ivf does not cause endometriosis. Endometriosis can require ivf and can make ivf less successful. But endometriosis is common no one really understands the true cause. ...Read more

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What is the best way to diagnose endometriosis?

What is the best way to diagnose endometriosis?

Surgery: A biopsy of endometriosis is the only way to confirm a diagnosis. Almost always that requires a surgery. Based on symptoms there may be a very high suspicion and ultrasound may suggest an endometrioma (endometriosis cyst) but only surgery is diagnostic. ...Read more

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Can dysmenorrhea cause ovarian cyst?

Can dysmenorrhea cause ovarian cyst?

No: Dysmenorrhea - painful menses - can be caused by a number of things, including endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or certain other problems. An ovarian cyst may cause some pelvic pain, though not specifically dysmenorrhea. An ultrasound would be one way to find this out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst post menopause?

Ovarian cyst post menopause?

Depends: Depends on the size and appearance. Though no radiographic test is perfect. The only way to know what it is for sure is to take it out. See a gyn to determine if this is necessary. ...Read more

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