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I had laparoscopy four days ago for endometriosis. I feel really lethargic still. I have f/u visit w/surgeon this week. Normal timeframe for recovery?

I had laparoscopy four days ago for endometriosis. I feel really lethargic still. I have f/u visit w/surgeon this week. Normal timeframe for recovery?

Varies: Recovery from surgery is going to vary from person to person and depends on how extensive the surgery was. It also depends on how much pain medication you are taking. Discuss with your doctor at your follow up appt. Pain medication is sedating and can make one feel very tired and sleepy. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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I just had a laparoscopy done yesterday and They removed patches of endometriosis . It's hard to pee and I cannot have a bowel movement.

I just had a laparoscopy done yesterday and They removed patches of endometriosis . It's hard to pee and I cannot have a bowel movement.

Depends: If you are able to eat and no belly pain, then this could be due to the effects of medication that was given to you during surgical procedure, but if you can't pee at all or started having vomiting, then you need to contact your doctor ASAP or go to the ED. ...Read more

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If they do a vag hystorectomy for endometriosis, do they do a laparoscopy to cut out endom in the abdomen aswell? Or do they jst do everything vaginal

If they do a vag hystorectomy for endometriosis, do they do a laparoscopy to cut out endom in the abdomen aswell? Or do they jst do everything vaginal

Ask your doctor: With a vaginal hysterectomy the uterus is removed through the vagina, so the doctor is not able to remove endometriosis from other areas of the abdomin. Removing the uterus laparoscopically will allow the doctor to treat endometriosis in other areas. Clarify with the doctor what the plan is. ...Read more

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Had laparoscopy last year followed by Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) followed by Depo-Provera lupron. Have one working ovary, some fibroids, and endometriosis. Can I get preg?

Maybe, more info: Can't answer this question without more info, except "maybe, maybe not." How old are you>? Regular periods? What stage endometriosis? Open Fallopian tubes, good sperm? Please resubmit with more info if you like and good wishes! ...Read more

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Can endometriosis affect motilaty of bowel?

Can endometriosis affect motilaty of bowel?

Yes : Endometriosis irritates the pelvic surfaces and deep pelvis. Rectal endometriosis can result in pain with bowel movements and bloody bowel movements. A thorough evaluation will determine whether this is endometriosis or a primary intestinal problem such as diverticulosis and ibs. ...Read more

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Endometriosis or bowel cancer, how to tell?

Endometriosis or bowel cancer, how to tell?

Whether intraluminal: Endometriosis representing implants of endometrial tissue on various structures of the peritoneal cavity enlarge with hormone changes causing symptoms related to where they are present. Bowel cancer is an intraluminal lesion that can be defined if in colon, by colonoscopy and biopsy. ...Read more

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Is endometriosis related to irritable bowel sindrome?

Is endometriosis related to irritable bowel sindrome?

No: Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a disease of the intestines. It causes pain, cramping, diarrhea and/or constipation. Endometriosis is related to endometrial tissue implanted outside of the uterus. It can cause pain in the intestines if implanted in or on them. ...Read more

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What is the risk of a colostomy from a bowel resection for endometriosis?

What is the risk of a colostomy from a bowel resection for endometriosis?

Minimal...: An elective bowel resection, as long as the distal rectum and anus are preserved, should avoid a colostomy. Other factors may come into play, i.E obstruction, technical issues with anastomosis, active infection, etc. Might increase your risk. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis of the bowel be found during a colonoscopy?

Can endometriosis of the bowel be found during a colonoscopy?

Endometriosis of gut: Most GI doctors consider endometriosis in women with complaints of chronic discomfort. Crampy, nonpelvic pain can be seen in extensive endometriosis, & symptoms do not always intensify prior to or during menses. The disease can mimic inflammatory bowel disease on barium studies. On colonoscopy, submucosal lesions like endometriosis may be polypoid. Endoscopic ultrasound may be of further help. ...Read more

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My dr doesn't think I have endometriosis but wants to do a laproscopy. Risks of this surgery? How can I be sure I have an experienced surgeon for this

My dr doesn't think I have endometriosis but wants to do a laproscopy. Risks of this surgery? How can I be sure I have an experienced surgeon for this

Ask your doctor: Your doctor should explain all of the possible risks of doing this type of surgery and have you sign a pre-op consent form, that is called informed consent and is the standard of care, you can ask your doctor how many laparoscopies he or she has done and how many laparoscopies he or she has done for endometriosis. ...Read more

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Is increasing pain during bowel movement a sign that my possible endometriosis is at a more advanced stage or does this occur with mild endometriosis?

Is increasing pain during bowel movement a sign that my possible endometriosis is at a more advanced stage or does this occur with mild endometriosis?

Yes: Increasing pain with defecation can be a sign of worsening endometriosis. Make sure there is no other cause for your pain. Make sure you are not constipated and increase fiber in your diet.

Advanced endometriosis can present in the posterior cul-de-sac causing painful defecation. ...Read more

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If I have rectal pain does that mean endometriosis is on bowel?

No: There are many causes of rectal pain unrelated to endometriosis. Endometrial implants on the bowl can cause pain, but rectal pain is also caused by fissure, abscess, hemorrhoids and many other causes. ...Read more

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What type of doctor tests for endometriosis of the bladder or bowel?

What type of doctor tests for endometriosis of the bladder or bowel?

Skilled gynecologist: A gynecologist experienced in the surgical treatment of endometriosis - which is best performed via laparoscopic excision or "cutting out" using special electrosurgical instruments - should be able to identify and treat endometriosis wherever it may be located. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis of the bowel show up as a small patch of inflamation during a sigmoidoscopy? Biopsy couldn't determine ibd

YEs: Yes it can but only if it has invaded from the outside of the bowel to the inside. It is worth seeing a specialist about endometriosis to figure out what is going on. You definitely need some type of treatment if you have endometriosis and if it is that significant. ...Read more

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Change in bowel habits and lower butt pain. Could that be old endometriosis?

Could be: Bowel changes and butt pain could be endometriosis if that's where your symptoms were before. You should make sure it's not something wrong with your colon though. ...Read more

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What is the best hormone treatment for mild endometriosis after surgery (2nd cyst/surgery. Surgeon recognized endo. ) and first time treatments?

What is the best hormone treatment for mild endometriosis after surgery (2nd cyst/surgery. Surgeon recognized endo. )  and first time treatments?

Birth Control Pills: The best actual "treatment" for endometriosis is laparoscopic excision (cutting out) of all endometriosis - remembering that endometriosis can have many different looks other than the "classic dark spots". If it is all excised then there is no need for further treatment. If however there is endometriosis still present, the easy first line treatment is birth control pills. ...Read more

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Endometriosis symptoms left me disabled until i tried smoking meth. All pain, fatigue, bowel issues gone. Why? And what legal drug can equal this?

Endometriosis symptoms left me disabled until i tried smoking meth.  All pain, fatigue, bowel issues gone. Why? And what legal drug can equal this?

Meth can kill you: Meth can leave you disabled, dead, in jail, and with your life ruined. This is much worse than endometriosis symptoms. If your endometriosis symptoms are so bad that you have turned to meth, then you need to see your doctor to discuss this. If you find that you are now dependent on meth, please get treatment for this. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I have a regular cycle and no pain during intercourse And no bleeds in between would you rule out endometriosis and currently have bowel problems.

Why endometriosis?: Your history does not suggest endometriosis but it cannot be ruled out definitively on this basis alone. Probably less likely without issues of pain, bleeding and infertility but would see your GYn to be checked for endometriosis if there is a concern you have it. ...Read more

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Radical resection of stage IV endometriosis [pelvis, intestines, bowel] in sept 2013. Symptoms recurring with addition of full on back spasms-related?

Radical resection of stage IV endometriosis [pelvis, intestines, bowel] in sept 2013. Symptoms recurring with addition of full on back spasms-related?

Pelvic muscle spasm: In St 4 endometriosis, complete resection of every last implant or area of endometriosis is sometimes difficult and a second laparoscopy after complete healing will allow visualization of those areas that were missed on the first extensive surgery. As well, it is important to evaluate the pelvic floor muscles as these can be in spasm and cause continued pelvic pain and back pain. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Colon And Rectal Surgery (Definition)

Colon and rectal surgery does not have a particular definition. In fact, it is a medical specialty that deals with problems in the colon, rectum, and anus. A sampling of diseases that fall in this realm are colon cancer, rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's), rectal prolapse, hemorrhoids, anal fistulas, and more). Not all ...Read more


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Laparoscopy (Definition)

Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically rx many abdominal and pelvic diseases. This is combined with distinction of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go ...Read more