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can you please tell me about endometriosis?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Ectopic endometrium: The lining of the uterus is the endometrium. When a woman has her period that endometrial tissue turns loose and is expelled as the menstrual period. Some of the endometrial cells and blood can flow through the fallopian tubes into the pelvis. Because those cells are viable, they can implant and grow. When that happens, the endometrium that is growing outside the uterus is called endometriosis.
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Abn Uterine tissue: Endometriosis is when the tissue that normally lives inside the middle of the uterus gets somewhere else (outside of uterus, on bladder, on tubes, anywhere else in your body). It then gets hormone signals from the ovaries to activate. In some women it causes no problems. In other women, it causes pain, painful sex, infertility, etc.
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Uterine lining cells: Uterine lining cells that are in the pelvic cavity are called endometriosis. They often cause pain, often worse during your period. It can also cause pain with intercourse. See your gynecologist for diagnosis and treatment. Diagnosis is done my laparoscopy or roboticallly. You have to actually see it to diagnoseit. At the same procedure, the endometriosis should be excised.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Pelvic Pain : Theory that uterus-lining tissue migrates to layer of tissue (peritoneum) lining the pelvic cavity & shedding blood at each menses.  alternative theory is hormone "relaxin" further loosens pelvic ligaments already loosened by joint hypermobility syndrome, multiple childbirths or injury; causing tendonitis of transversus abdominis muscle at the anterior superior iliac crests.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

How often does endometriosis recur following treatment?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
Endo: There is not a particular pattern, but some studies suggest that 60% of the women will recur with pain 6-12 mo after stopping treatment. Other studies have shoen that recurrence could be as late as 5-7 years after proper ressective surgery. I belive that if all the painful conditions associated with endometriosis are treated at once pt can be asymptomatic for many years.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I am looking for information and/or support with regard to endometriosis?

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Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Check gynecologist : Your gynecology office would be the best place for a local group.
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There are a number of good resources on the internet, including CenterForEndo.com, endocenter.org, endometriosis.org, on Facebook at centerforendometriosiscare and EndoResCenter, Twitter @CtrForEndoCare and facebook.com/groups/418136991574617. Hope that helps.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Please tell me can endometriosis go away by itself?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
We do not believe: it can or it does. Generally it i progressive, which means it gets worse. It is not possible to prove this absolutely but all evidence points towards it not resolving on its own. Good wishes.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Gynera pills can help for endometriosis or( chestos )can u please tell me?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
For some: This is a birth control pill although not one available in the US. Many people with endometriosis feel better when taking oral contraceptives. It can decrease the pain, cramping and amount of bleeding.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

Please can you tell me about Diaphragmatic Endometriosis?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Endometriosis ?: Endometriosis is a disease of particles of endometrium (lining cells of the uterus) which occur outside the uterus. It is uncommon to exist in the diaphragm (or lung tissue). What is being described as "diaphragmatic endometriosis" may not be occurring from pelvic endometriosis, so if pulmonary symptoms are occurring, see a pulmonologist for an exam and testing.

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