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A 37-year-old female asked:

what is cervical endometriosis?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
On the Cervix: Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that is supposed to line the inside of the uterus starts growing outside the uterus. It has been found on the ovaries and tubes, the appendix and even in the lungs. Cervical endometriosis is where it is found growing on the cervix. Best wishes!
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Displaced tissue: Foci of endometrium are present in the cervix. Endometrium is what the inner lining of the body of the uterus is called and it should only be found in the body of the uterus. Cervix means neck of the uterus. Endometrium builds up during the first half of the menstrual cycle, and is being shed with menstrual bleeding.

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When are cervical cerclages necessary?

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Debatable: It is debatable whether cerclages really make a difference in outcome. In this country they are offered to women who have a history of incompetent cervix or show signs of early opening of the cervix before 22 weeks. You may be a candidate for Progesterone treatment either vaginally or as an injection.
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I have been hearing a lot about ovarian involvement in endometriosis. What about the tubes?

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What is the best way to diagnose endometriosis?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
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.
A 26-year-old member asked:

In infertile patients with endometriosis, what is causing the infertility?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Multiple Factors: Endometriosis can cause scarring of the tubes or even blockage, inflammation of the uterus and ovaries, can affect the egg production of the ovaries, and can affect the uterine lining. Sometimes one source can be easily seen (usually the tubes, even fertilization and egg quality during ivf) but often times the exact cause in an individual can not be detected.
A 20-year-old member asked:

Can you explain why patients with endometriosis have adhesions?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Sticky Surface: Endometriosis can spread to various surfaces around the pelvic organs. The colon, bladder, uterus, ovaries and tubes move around normally and as they move they touch other things and endometriosis can stick. Endometriosis can also potentially be carried by blood vessels to nearby area, or the surface of the bladder and colon may actually transform itself into endometriosis by chemical signals.

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