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What are the symptoms and characteristics of endometriosis

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Pain: Many women with endometriosis have no symptoms at all.Some have painful periods. Some women have chronic pain not related to periods or even painful s ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
16 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Diabetes: Endometriosis is not related to diabetes. If you have symptoms from diabetes it is typically fatigue, frequent urination, sometimes a sugar odor to ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Khazaei
23 years experience in Gynecology
Different symptoms..: It depends where the lesions are located and what is the severity. It could be quite asymptomatic to sever pelvic pain, infertility and irregular per ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience in Gynecology
Endo: The most comon symptom is severe dysmenorrhea or pain with menses that is not relived by use of nsaid's and or bcp for more than 3 mo. Fatigue, painfu ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Wiskind
35 years experience in Gynecology
Pain, heavy periods: Adenomyosis is endometriosis in the wall of the uterus. It can make the uterus enlarged, tender and cause heavy, painful periods as well as painful se ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain,bleeding: Pelvic pain prior to the start of your period is very common. As is, heavy bleeding with clots. Infertility due to adhesions can also occur.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Painful menses: The most common symptoms is painful menses, which often start at a young age. In severe cases, women may have pain throughout the month. The most co ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
36 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Unpredictable: Most commonly, women present with severe menstrual cramps, painful intercourse, and infertility.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Inability to : Conceive after 12 months of concerted effort.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Many possible signs: Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomac ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience in Gynecology
Endo pain: Pain coming from a viscera(uterus, tubes, ovaries) is dull, deep poorly pinpointed that may cause nausea, vomiting, cold sweats, flushing. Also can ca ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Causes not: Really known. Usually starts with discomfort around the navel that localizes to the right lower quadrant and and becomes more severe.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience in General Surgery
RLQ pain: Most appendicitis is caused by a blockage of the lumen of the appendix. Common causes are fecoliths (small pieces of stool, ) enlarged lymph within th ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Ovulation Pain: Mittelschmerz is pain experienced in the pelvis or lower abdomen during the time of ovulation. It may last a few hours to a few days.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many symptoms: There are many symptoms a woman might experience when she is approaching menopause. They include hot flashes, irregular periods, weight change, moodin ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Pain: Appendicitis typically produces pain in the right lower abdomen, nausea, and loss of appetite. If you are having significant pain in your abdomen or t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarun Jain
23 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Often no symptoms: other than inability to get pregnant after a year of trying. Or, if your are over 35, 6 months of trying. Irregular periods often means not ovulatin ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
23 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
You may have pain: You may get pain from a cyst. Or, you may have no pain at all. It just depends on the person and the size of the cyst.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: The female system is complicated. Sometimes there are no symptoms which is why pap smears are important. Sometimes ther might be pain or irregular ble ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Varies: One of the most common signs is infertility, but usually progressive menstrual cramping and painful intercourse are some of the other common symptoms.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Pain: pain in pelvis, belly, sometime low back just before or during period that gets better when period over is number one symptom. If you suspect this, pl ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Discharge, mass: Pain, ulcer. Vaginal cancers are less common than cervical cancer. The lesions are likely to manifest by producing bloody discharge, mass and/or ulc ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Discharge, spotting: Many cases of cervicitis cause no symptoms at all. When symptoms are present, the most common is increased vaginal discharge, and sometimes blood spot ... Read More
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