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A 35-year-old female asked:

Stage 4 endometriosis. i sneezed today and had tremendous pain in abdomen. could my 3cm endometrioma have burst? do i have a hernia?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Maybe: Sneezing causes a lot of movement and pressure in the abdomen. This can exacerbate endometriosis pain. It would be unusual for an endometrioma to break open. In my experience, they don't often do this. There is no way for me to know if you have a hernia without doing an exam. If you have severe pain that persists you should see your doctor. Best wishes!

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