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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fairly common: Although experts may disagree over small differences, good ballpark figures for endometriosis are as follows: about 10-15% of women in the general population, between 40-60% of women with normal male partners who seek help for infertility, and as high as 80-90% who meet the above and have chronic pelvic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mostly women over 30: Endometriosis is usually found in women over 30. It is defined as endometrial glands outside of the uterus (ovaries are the most common site) and is thought to be caused by prolonged retrograde menstruation. It is the most common cause of female infertility and risk factors include nulliparity (no history of childbirth), family history, and low bmi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What symptoms?: The more specific you re about what you are feeling, the better the answer we can give. Painful periods, pain with intercourse? That could be endometriosis. Irregular periods? That's not. You need a history and an exam to help you sort this out. Good wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek an expert: You need to see a physician truly expert in endometriosis, which is not synonymous with "go see your OB/GYN". The reality is that the majority of 4 year residency trained OB/GYNs do not have extensive endometriosis experience, and usually do not do effective surgery for the disease. Find a physician through The Endometriosis Foundation of America. ...Read more
A lot: Endometriosis is present in about 3% of women, but in fertility clinics about 60% patients may have it. Therefore endometriosis can definitely affect fertility. Endometriosis can cause adhesions, tubal blockage, defects with ovulation, increased inflammation, decreased egg quality, etc... Surgery for endometriosis, more specifically endometriomas, can also affect your ovarian reserve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can predinsone help endometriosis .I take it for sjögren's syndrome but was just curious if it could help my female issues?
No: Female asks if corticosteroids can ameliorate endometriosis. They do not, and hormones are generally ineffective. Cause of endometriosis is unknown and mechanism of pain generation is speculative. Imo endometriosis has an iatrogenic component related to serial invasive procedures commonly used to treat this disorder, causing increasing densities of adhesions, which lead to ibs-d and ibs-c. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and No: The Novasure ablation procedure is specifically to decrease or stop heavy menstrual bleeding. Women who also have endometriosis can still have the procedure; however, it won't help with their endometriosis. The reason for this is that endometriosis is outside the uterus. The Novasure procedure works by cauterizing the inside of the uterus. Best wishes! ...Read more
Various symptoms: Endometriosis may cause pain with periods, sex, bowel movements, and with ovulation. Pcos usually manifests as irregular cycles and impaired fertility. Tumors may present with mass effects, pain, pressure, bloating, or may be completely asymptomatic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Detox and hormones: You need to have a detoxification from environmental toxins and hormonal balancing. ...Read more
This varies: This is a very individualized question. Endometriosis is definately associated with infertility. But it is unclear what degree of it is needed to impair fertility. Some women have very mild implants of endometriosis yet cannot conceive. If you were diagnosed with the condition, it does not mean you are fated not to concieve. It is a long process of evaluation and follow up. Just stay encouraged. ...Read more
Patch: There is no correct answer to that question, but probably an estrogen patch will be of most benefit. And if you have a uterus, probably continuous Progesterone will be of some benefit in helping to suppress any residual endometriosis. But there are many different ways to go about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: Most women become pregnant. But endometriosis can affect the ovaries, the tubes, the uterus, and can cause scar tissue. So some women have difficulty becoming pregnant. There is a higher chance of needing ivf. Many women become pregnant and never even knew they already had endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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