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Can endometriosis cause severe rectal pains?

Can endometriosis cause severe rectal pains?

Yes: Endometriosis that occurs behind and below the uterus in the pelvic cavity can cause significant rectal pain. This can be suspected by pelvic exam and confirmed by laparoscopy. ...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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Can endometriosis cause bad rectal pains?

Can endometriosis cause bad rectal pains?

Yes: It all depends on where the endometriosis lies, but if it affects the area behind the uterus known as the cul-de-sac, it can casue rectal pain and can be associated with significant bowel symptoms. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with endometriosis and now I have sever rectal pain in my mid cycle . Are they related? Can endometriosis cause rectal pain as well? What is the solution?

I have been diagnosed with endometriosis and now I have sever rectal pain in my mid cycle . Are they related? Can endometriosis cause rectal pain as well? What is the solution?

Endometriosis: Hi, yes that's very well possible, in patients with Endometriosis due to inflammatory mediators like Prostaglandins the contractility of the bowel can be increased and that can cause rectal spasm and abdominal pain, treating endometriosis with birth control pill should help with these symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having intense rectal pain during menses. Please help me telling the causes. Endometriosis?

I am having intense rectal pain during menses. Please help me telling the causes. Endometriosis?

Agree with above and: Our research that will be published soon shows two very accurate predictions of endometriosis. First, if you had bad periods (worse than peers or missed school )as a teenager, you have nearly 100% chance of endo at surgery. Second, testing for ovarian reserve with Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test: if abnormal 90% chance of endometriosis at surgery. The above could add to the accuracy of endo as diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is my rectal pain related to endometriosis?

Is my rectal pain related to endometriosis?

Possible: If you have a history of endometriosis and are having GI symptoms you should definitely see a specialist and also have a colonoscopy. When endometriosis has invaded the small bowel, large bowel, or rectum, it can be very difficult to manage. You want to stay on top of it. That being said, your pain could be for another reason entirely and a GI doctor can help you figure that out. ...Read more

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How to prevent rectal pain from endometriosis?

How to prevent rectal pain from endometriosis?

Estrogen blockers: The only way to prevent it is to treat the underlying condition. Sometimes endometriosis involves the the rectum, and there is no way for the doctor or the patient to prevent it unless the underlying condition is bad enough to warrant estrogen blocking drugs. You can take stool softeners, which may help if the rectum is involved. ...Read more

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After googling, i found my condition to be similar to proctalgia fugax. What is the difference between that and rectal pain of endometriosis?

After googling, i found my condition to be similar to proctalgia fugax. What is the difference between that and rectal pain of endometriosis?

Not that similar: Endometriosis pain would be limited to the menstrual cycle. Proctalgia fugax can occur randomly. It affects men and women. It is thought to be a dysfunction of the nerves triggering the levator ani muscles. ...Read more

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

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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Is it possible for endometiosis to cause severe rectal pain?

Possible but unlikel: Endometriosis can implant on the outside of the rectal wall but very unlikely that it would lead to severe rectal pain, more likely causes would be things such as an anal fissure...See a colon and rectal surgeon if it persists. ...Read more

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If I have rectal pain does that mean endometiosis on bowel?

If I have rectal pain does that mean endometiosis on bowel?

Rectal pain: Rectal pain is a common problem. Causes of rectal pain include: hemorrhoids, anal fissure, proctalgia fugax, levator ani syndrome, and less common causes include: cancer, infection, inflammatory bowel disease and rectal prolapse. See your doctor for help with a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes endometriosis to develop in rectal area?

What causes endometriosis to develop in rectal area?

Genetics: We are now learning that genes have a significant role in determining who gets endo, and how severe it is. Somewhere between 10-20% of women with endo have bowel involvement. Rectal and sigmoid locations are the most frequent sites for bowel endo, and it causes pain with bms all month long. You usually can't see endo on colonoscopy so many women arent diagnosed by GI docs to whom they're referred. ...Read more

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Could a large endometriosis implant cause severe back pain?

Could a large endometriosis implant cause severe back pain?

Yes, but there is: More than one reason for back pain. It would typically get worse with your period and you may get some improvement with a contraceptive pill but you may need it surgically removed. ...Read more

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What would cause severe clotting and bleeding during menstral cycle and bleeding everyday when not on cycle? Other than endometriosis .

What would cause severe clotting and bleeding during menstral cycle and bleeding everyday when not on cycle?  Other than endometriosis .

Heavy menses causes: Heavy menstral bleeding and bleeding between cycle can be caused by endometriosis, thickened uterine lining, cancer, disorders with coagulation. You should get in to see your doc to be checked for anemia, loss of blood and the true cause of your heavy menses. Sometimes a simple outpatient uterine ablation is all you need to stop this problem. ...Read more

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Is it normal for endometriosis to cause severe pain all over abdomen, temperature, nausea 7 days before period?

Is it normal for endometriosis to cause severe pain all over abdomen, temperature, nausea 7 days before period?

Probably yes.: If you've been diagnosed w/ it already you need to pursue treatment. If not, have a good OBGYN exam and follow recommendations. Severe pain, temperature and nausea need prompt attention. Please do take care of this ASAP - you'll feel better after it's properly addressed. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have ovarian cysts and endometriosis; I am over weight and have high cholestoral, normal exercises cause severe bleeding and pain what can I do?

I have ovarian cysts and endometriosis; I am over weight and have high cholestoral, normal exercises cause severe bleeding and pain what can I do?

Laparoscopy.: If you're that sensitive to exercise, you might want to consider definitive management of your endometriosis. What stage is it? Laparoscopic management should make things much better in this regard, which would allow you to pursue a good exercise regimen and not bleed. See your gynecologist to discuss management options for endometriosis. ...Read more

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What could cause moderate to severe ovarian pain throughout my cycle? Gyn has ruled out PCOS and doesn't think it's endometriosis.

What could cause moderate to severe ovarian pain throughout my cycle? Gyn has ruled out PCOS and doesn't think it's endometriosis.

Continue to look: If this type of pain continues to be present, other investigation may be warranted including ultrasound and possibly laparoscopy to evaluate the pelvis directly. Laparoscopy and biopsy is the only definitive way to diagnose endometriosis. Ovarian pain may respond to hormonal birth control suppression for a simpler approach. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me taking birth control pills for severe menstrual cramps caused by endometriosis at age 42?

Is it safe for me taking birth control pills for severe menstrual cramps caused by endometriosis at age 42?

Yes and no: Birth control pills to help with endometriosis symptoms have estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen is associated with clots in the legs - what is called increasing hypercoagulation. If a person also smokes or has other conditions that increase likelihood of clots, taking pills will really increase the risk. Just being forty however is not necessarily something thatshould prevent taking pills. ...Read more

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Severe Round ligament pain for 3months. not pregnant. Ultra sound yesterday showed fibroids. Can fibroids cause RLP? Maybe endometriosis ?

Yes: Fibroids can even involve the round ligament, although more likely to have exophytic fibroids growing away from uterus on the side of your pain. MRI shows fibroids to much better detail than ultrasound. Fibroid-related pain is typically worse right before or during menses. Consider consultation with experienced Interventional Radiologist who could discuss whether or not you're a candidate for UFE. ...Read more

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Dr. Carolyn Messere
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Rectal Pain (Definition)

Rectal pain - The rectum is the last section of the Large Intestine. Rectal pain means that there is ...Read more