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Are there any women who are more prone to have endometriosis?

Are there any women who are more prone to have endometriosis?

Family History: Genetics is important. A first degree relative with endometriosis is a high risk. Endometriosis is also related to asthma and allergic conditions. Information is available at the endometriosis foundation of america, padma lakshmi (picture) is the co founder. ...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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What are some reasons that some women are not able to become pregnant or that some man are not able to have a women become pregnant?

What are some reasons that some women are not able to become pregnant or that some man are not able to have a women become pregnant?

Several: Ovulation issues that may be ovarian issues, fallopian tube dysfunctions, anovulatory cycles, sperm issues in the man, thyroid issues leading to irregular cycles, etc. These are just a few examples of some issues. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting endometriosis?

Are some people more prone to getting endometriosis?

Yes: A family history of endometriosis increases your risk. Having had a cesarean delivery also increases the risk of developing endometriosis. The more cesareans the greater the risk. ...Read more

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Are there people who are not prone to scabies?

Are there people who are not prone to scabies?

No symptoms: Some people may not be prone to exhibit symptoms with scabies or any other insect bite. Some people release more histamine in response to bite reactions and have more severe symptoms. It is important when treating scabies to treat all close contacts who were exposed to ensure that the asymptomatic person does not reinfect symptomatic people. ...Read more

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Why are some women more likely to get cervical cancer than other women?

Why are some women more likely to get cervical cancer than other women?

Risk factors vary: The most common type of cervical cancer is squamous cell cervical cancer, and this often arises after infection with the human papillomavirus (hpv). Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease (std) which is also associated with genital warts. Women who have been exposed to hpv or who have reduced immune function or who are at risk for other stds are at higher risk for cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Are there any types of cancer that are more common in people who have celiac disease?

Are there any types of cancer that are more common in people who have celiac disease?

Only certain cancers: Population-based studies have confirmed that patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of mortality. However, they do not seem to be at an increased risk only to lymphoproliferative malignancy (of lymph nodes) and gastrointestinal cancer. A gluten free diet may reduce those cancers, possibly reduce the increased mortality as well. ...Read more

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Are some women more prone to getting vesicovaginal fistula?

Are some women more prone to getting vesicovaginal fistula?

Yes: Women with more scarring either from surgeries, infections, or trauma (including radiation) can increase the risks of vvf. Hysterectomies along with trauma at delivery (both c-sections and vaginal) are predisposing factors. ...Read more

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What are some reasons some people are not able to conceive!?

What are some reasons some people are not able to conceive!?

Multiple.: Genetic, uterine, hormonal, ovarian, tubal, paternal, medical factors can conspire to reduce or even prevent fertility. Talk to a specialist if not pregnant after 6-12 months of trying, depending on your age. ...Read more

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Are there women who are sensitive to male hormone?

Are there women who are sensitive to male hormone?

Sensitive to testost: Both men and women produce the hormones of estrogen, Progesterone and testosterone. The difference is in amounts, but if either men or women have deficiency or excess of these hormones, symptoms are likely to occur. Pcos (polycystic ovary synd) often causes testosterone to be too high in women, but can be treated. Not enough testosterone in women decreases libido, stamina and strength. ...Read more

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Are men or women more likely to have aspergers syndrome?

Are men or women more likely to have aspergers syndrome?

Asperger's Syndrome: Most resources say that men are more likely to have asperger's syndrome than women. I've seen ratios from 4:1 all the way to 10:1. ...Read more

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Are there any factors that makes someone more prone to having meniscus injuries?

Are there any factors that makes someone more prone to having meniscus injuries?

Meniscus tears: Tight knee joints tear the meniscus cartilage more than loose ones except if the ACL or PCL is torn then the meniscus will usually tear eventually. ...Read more

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What are risks to older women who are pregnant?

What are risks to older women who are pregnant?

Numerous: Pregnancy changes the body in multiple ways. In a young indiviual , these changes generally are well adapted to, but can be taxing to some even at that age. An older pregnant woman may be at risk for a lot of things like, chromosomal abnormalities in the baby, diabetes, hypertension, preterm labor, to name a few. Although there may be increased complications, a normal pregnancy is still possible. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting uterine rupture?

Are some people more prone to getting uterine rupture?

After C-section: The uterus is a muscle that can rupture, or tear. Most commonly, uterine rupture occurs at the site of scar formation. For example, after a woman has a cesarean section (in which the uterus is opened and stitched back together), a scar will form. This scar in the uterus could tear apart during a subsequent labor, increasing the chance of uterine rupture. ...Read more

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Why are women open to sex with other women?

Why are women open to sex with other women?

Normal: People run the gamut of sexual orientation from exclusively heterosexual to bisexual to exclusively homosexual. It's just the way we are born. ...Read more

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Do most families have someone in them who has/had cancer? Are there actually many families without any cancer?

Do most families have someone in them who has/had cancer? Are there actually many families without any cancer?

Cancer is common: This is true from the most highly-developed, medically-sophisticated families to the world's poorest poor, with young mothers dying without help from cancer of the cervix. Cancer is a family of diseases that result from accumulated genetic mutations, and is a fact of life for multicellular organisms such as ourselves. Thankfully, we now cure a majority of cancers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are women with iuds more prone to infections?

Can you tell me, are women with iuds more prone to infections?

Probably not...: ...at least not serious infections. When IUDs were new, it they seemed to predispose to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, fallopian tube infection). It turned out this was a problem for just one type, the Dalkon Shield, no longer on the market. IUDs today have little if any effect on serious infections. But to be safe, if a vaginal infection, STD, etc is present, insertion is delayed until cured. ...Read more