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What doctors evaluate endometriosis?

What doctors evaluate endometriosis?

Gynecologists: Your ob-gyn doctor can do the initial evaluation. There are gynecologists that specialize in the evaluation and treatment of endometriosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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How would I know for sure if I have endometriosis without a doctors help? And do all cases of endometriosis end with the woman unable to bear children

How would I know for sure if I have endometriosis without a doctors help? And do all cases of endometriosis end with the woman unable to bear children

Laparoscopy only: The diagnosis of endometriosis is only able to be confirmed by direct visualization (and ideally excisional biopsy) using a minimally invasive outpatient surgical technique known as laparoscopy. This can be done with minimal recovery and downtime. Endometriosis is not detectable by pelvic exam, pap smear, cat scan, mri, or ultrasound. Most women with endometriosis, properly treated, can have kids. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with endometriosis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with endometriosis?

Yes: Endometriosis is the most common cause for chronic pelvic pain. While not every woman with endometriosis has symptoms requiring specific treatment - up to 10% of women have endometriosis. ...Read more

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What is endometriosis? What are the symptoms, how do you know you have it and can it be detected without a doctors visit?

What is endometriosis? What are the symptoms, how do you know you have it and can it be detected without a doctors visit?

Variable: Endometriosis is when uterine lining tissue grows outside the uterus. Typical symptoms are infertility, pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding and cramping during menses. The history alone is accurate 89% of the time in one report. Definitive diagnosis usually requires a laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more

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My doctor wants to do a hysterectomy. She believes I have endometriosis. Is this my only option?

My doctor wants to do a hysterectomy. She believes I have endometriosis.  Is this my only option?

No: Hysterectomy is not the only option for endometriosis. At times hormonal therapy may be helpful. Considering medications like provera, (medroxyprogesterone) lupron, and Danazol maybe alternatives. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, are there any non surgical treatment for endometriosis?

Hi doctors, are there any non surgical treatment for endometriosis?

Yes: Mild caes can be treated with pain control with non steroidal anti inflammatories and also hormonal treatments can be used in some situations. Consult with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I was curios about endometriosis. I have a lot of the symptoms. But i don't have insurance to go to the doctor?

I was curios about endometriosis. I have a lot of the symptoms. But i don't have insurance to go to the doctor?

Please call your cou: County health clinic as usually there is a clinic that will treat pts without insurance, or a university med school in your area that has a clinic that treats people without insurance, like in my area it would be the univ of miami med school, u need to see a doc to see if u really have that or something else, u need a proper work-up. ...Read more

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How can I get checked for endometriosis, i was told by my doctor that is what is thought for me to have it. What do I need to do?

Clinical diagnosis: Most patients DX with endometriosis are diagnosed based on their symptoms. There is no blood test or lab result. For a definitive diagnosis, a laparoscopy is needed, preferably with a tissue biopsy to confirm endometriosis. Most docs will treat based on symptoms though and reserve laparoscopy for those patients trying to conceive, who have cysts, or for whom destruction of endometriosis is goal. ...Read more

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Sex just does not feel good for me... in some positions it can actually be painful. Should I have my doctor look for signs of endometriosis?

Sex just does not feel good for me... in some positions it can actually be painful. Should I have my doctor look for signs of endometriosis?

Yes: You should have your doctor check you and figure out the cause of the problem so adequate treatment can be given. as this may sometimes be unrelated to any pathology(problem) in the pelvic region ...Read more

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I would like to know about endometriosis. I have a lot of the symptoms but just don't have insurance do go to a doctor. Can someone please help?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. The exact cause of is not certain, but possible explanations include: retrograde menstruation, embryonic cell growth, surgical scar implantation, endometrial cells transport, immune system disorder. Treatments include: pain meds.Hormone therapy, conservative surgery, more. ...Read more

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I think I have endometriosis but I cant exactly prove it. im in pain all the time. how do fix it or convince my doctor its real and im not too young?

I think I have endometriosis but I cant exactly prove it. im in pain all the time. how do  fix it or convince my doctor its real and im not too young?

Schedule another app: You need to schedule a consultation to speak to your doctor about your constat(if it's there all the time)Emphasize the severity,I.e.out of a possible 10.convey the message of how it affects yor daily activities and the time of methods you are using to control the pain .Please bear in mind that pelvic pain could be from the urinary tract or intestinal tract. ...Read more

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A person told me not a Doc. said if you have endometriosis and you have a lapriscoptic surgery done. That the Endometriosis could grow back is it true?

Yes: Laparoscopic surgery is used to diagnose endometriosis. Reduction of the number of endometriotic implants is often done at the same time. Endometriosis grows in response to estrogen so it can be treated medically by drugs that block or oppose estrogen, but it can also recur if estrogen is present. ...Read more

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My doctor said I have endometriosis. What is this and what can I expect moving forward?

Maybe pain symptoms: Endometriosis is a common issue for many many women and there is a lot of information out there - go to the endometriosis foundation website. Importantly, there are ways in which to treat the pain caused by endometriosis and there are conservative (ie not just taking out the ovaries and uterus) ways of removing the endometriosis and providing relief from the symptoms caused by endoemtriosis. ...Read more

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I am looking desperately for any doctor who knows anything about endometriosis being buried somewhere and now causing autoimunne disorders?

I am looking desperately for any doctor who knows anything about endometriosis being buried somewhere and now causing autoimunne  disorders?

There's a connection: There is a connection between autoimmune diseases and endometriosis. Women who have this condition are more likely to hava an autoimmune dieasese such as lupus. Any woman diagnosed with endometriosis should be evaluated for autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhagic cysts turn into endometriosis ? My doc wanted to check 3 months after finding out about cysts to make sure it didn't turn into that.

Can hemorrhagic cysts turn into endometriosis ? My doc wanted to check 3 months after finding out about cysts to make sure it didn't turn into that.

Follow advice: Your MD is re-checking your cysts I n2 months to be certain that you don't have an Endometrioma of your ovary, which are blood containing cysts of Endometriosis. ...Read more

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Will an ultrasound help my doctor diagnose endometriosis?

Will an ultrasound help my doctor diagnose endometriosis?

Yes: Mainly if there is a complex cyst in the ovaries that could help prepare the plan for surgery. A negative ultrasound does not exclude the disease. ...Read more

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