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How can you differentiate between endometriosis, which causes bleeding in the rectum and bladder, and other diseases of these two organs?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Evaluation: It is uncommon but certainly possible for endometriosis to invade deeply into the bladder or rectum. A cystoscopy of the bladder and a colonoscopy would be very useful to help figure that out.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
Endometriosis: Via a colonoscopy and biopsies of suspicious areas and by doing cystoscopy and biopsies as well. Imaging studies like ct, mri, ultrasound can help with the initial evaluation in differentiating other pathologies.

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Last updated Nov 8, 2018

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