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How fast can endometriosis grow back?

How fast can endometriosis grow back?

It doesn't grow back: The theory that endometriosis is caused by menstruation cells spilling backwards through the tubes into the pelvic cavity - sampson's theory - has been a theory held since 1935. It is, essentially a wrong theory that has misled physicians for over 70 years. More recent data indicates that it is during embryo development that endo is laid down awaiting stimulation. It is called "muellerianosis". ...Read more

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Can a uterus grow back?

Can a uterus grow back?

No: definitely not. Just this year there have been a small number (less than 10) of experimental surgeries transplanting a uterus that seem to have "worked" - the transplant is not yet rejected. It's still way too early to know whether pregnancy would be possible, and it's definitely 100% experiment at this point. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis come back?

Can endometriosis come back?

YES: It is a chronic condition. So it gets better and worse and varies over time. It can get worse even after surgery. It really requires a combination of medical and surgical therapy over time. ...Read more

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Where can fibroids grow?

Where can fibroids grow?

In the uterus: Fibroids are benign muscular growths that can occur in the wall of the uterus. They can occur on the inside of the wall, right in the middle, or on the outside. Commonly they cause no symptoms, but they can cause pain and/or bleeding, especially if they are large. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroids grow in size?

Yes: Fibroids grow all the time, in part due to female hormones. They stop growing from menopause or stopping your hormones with a Lupron (leuprolide) shot. Some fibroids grow slowly; fibroids in some women grow quickly. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroid cause middle left back pain?

Can uterine fibroid cause middle left back pain?

Yes: These types of pains can be caused by fibroids and can be severe if they persist seek medical attention as these symptoms can be signs of other medical issues. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause back and pelvic pain?

Can ovarian cysts cause back and pelvic pain?

Yes: Many women feel small pains around ovulation, before-during-or after - its called mittleschmerz. There are abnormal causes of pain around ovulation but most often it's normal. Abnormal cysts, tumors, ruptured cysts, torsion are all also causes of pain. If you feel the pain is significant, calling your doctor would be a good idea. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Can menopause cause pap to come back abnormal?

Can menopause cause pap to come back abnormal?

Sometimes: It is not uncommon for the atrophic changes of menopause with relation to the cervix to be the cause of an abnormal appearing result. Usually, the person interpreting the pap will have made note of the menopausal status as a qualifier to the result. Regardless, if you have an abnormal pap smear (and in the setting of abnormal discharge and pain) you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can fibroadenomas grow back?

Can fibroadenomas grow back?

Yes: If incompletely removed, a fibroadenoma can grow back. Alternatively, it is possible to develop a second, unrelated fibroadenoma in the same breast. ...Read more

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Can uterine cancer cause pain from groin to knee?

Can uterine cancer cause pain from groin to knee?

Yes and depends: Doesn't always mean spread but local progression and inflammation can cause cramping with back pain, with radiation to the groin & also low back/sacrum & even pain radiation to knee. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis grow into the bladder ?

Can endometriosis grow into the bladder ?

Yes: Endometriosis can and has grown into the bladder penetrating the mucosa in my practice. A urologist and i teamed up to resect the "tumor" which turned out to be an endomettioma caused by extensive endometriosis. ...Read more

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How can women alleviate back pain caused by endometriosis?

How can women alleviate back pain caused by endometriosis?

Detox and hormones: You need to have a detoxification from environmental toxins and hormonal balancing. ...Read more

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I need help with the back pain due uterine fibroids?

I need help with the back pain due uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids: Please see a GYN doctor or your family practice doc. If they are not able to help get a second opinion. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroid grow quickly?

Sometimes, get US: Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball. Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/shapes; RARELY cancerous. You only need surgery if you have symptoms like pain/pressure/incontinence/bleeding/bloating. Size/location don't matter. Lupron (leuprolide) or embolization are ways to control w/out surgery. US follow up is very important. ...Read more

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How fast can endometriosis grow back?

It doesn't grow back: The theory that endometriosis is caused by menstruation cells spilling backwards through the tubes into the pelvic cavity - sampson's theory - has been a theory held since 1935. It is, essentially a wrong theory that has misled physicians for over 70 years. More recent data indicates that it is during embryo development that endo is laid down awaiting stimulation. It is called "muellerianosis". ...Read more

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Can my endometriosis grow back during pregnancy?

Can my endometriosis grow back during pregnancy?

Possible: I can grow during pregnancy but usually the high hormones during pregnancy actually suppress the endometriosis and make it better. It is more likely to grow after pregnancy is over. ...Read more

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Hello. Thank you for your time. Does endometriosis grow back faster in between treatments as time goes on? (5 laparoscopies, continuous Tx each time).

Hello. Thank you for your time. Does endometriosis grow back faster in between treatments as time goes on? (5 laparoscopies, continuous Tx each time).

Varies: Endometriosis is notorious for its ability to recur and progress. It does seem that with repeated treatment, the endometriosis symptoms seem to recur more quickly after each attempt to treat the disease. Good luck. ...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?

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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Can endometriosis or adhesions grow on the muscles of your lower back? How does endo cause near constant lower left side back pain?

Can endometriosis or adhesions grow on the muscles of your lower back? How does endo cause near constant lower left side back pain?

Very unlikely: Endometriosis usually presents in areas of the body where there are hollow surfaces associated with them. For example in the abdomen within the peritoneal cavity (the tummy) or even on the lung in rare occasions. It would very unlikely within the muscles of the lower back. But if you are worried about it the best thing to do is to see your physician. ...Read more

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What are signs that my endometriosis is back?

Endometriosis: Most common symtoms of endometriosis are constant pelvic pain, pain during menstruation, infertility, pain during intercourse, pain during defecation and even urination depending on where the endometriosis implants are located. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have endometriosis in your back and upper shoulders?

Theoretically : Endometriosis has been found in all parts of women's bodies, so theoretically it's possible. However, highly unlikely. Have you seen a chiropractor for your back and shoulder pain? A musculoskeletal problem would be much more likely. ...Read more

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I had endometriosis back in 1989 and it was supposedly removed but i'm still having symptoms, do I still have it bc i'm not taking any meds for it?

Lifetime: There is no quick fix for endometriosis. No treatment for this permanent. Menopause usually resolves the problem. If you're still having problems see your doctor and discuss your options. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis come back?

YES: It is a chronic condition. So it gets better and worse and varies over time. It can get worse even after surgery. It really requires a combination of medical and surgical therapy over time. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis grow after a hysterectomy?

Yes, but less common: A hysterectomy is a surgery involving the removal of the uterus, not necessarily the ovaries.The ovaries produce the hormones that can drive growth/stimulation of endometriosis. So, if ovaries are left in place, endometriosis may be more likely to grow after a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What are the chances of me having endometriosis if it runs in my family going back 4 generations? I'm 29 about to be 30.

Painful periods : Endometriosis is not diagnosed by family history. If you have recurrent painful periods every month then you should be evaluated for this very common problem regardless of your familial history. ...Read more

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If you have endometriosis removed can it come back after a couple of months? I had it removed in December 2015 and now I'm getting pains again

Endometriosis recurs: Unfortunately, under normal conditions, endometriosis tries to come back gradually with each menstrual cycle. The process can be slowed with hormonal treatment. We recommend healthy low fat diet, aerobic exercise, NSAID and some form of extra progesterone. This can be natural progesterone or stronger synthetic progestins as a daily Med or in the form of contraceptives. There are stronger drugs too ...Read more

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Can endometriosis grow into the bladder ?

Yes: Endometriosis can and has grown into the bladder penetrating the mucosa in my practice. A urologist and i teamed up to resect the "tumor" which turned out to be an endomettioma caused by extensive endometriosis. ...Read more

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How can you alleviate back pain caused by endometriosis?

Treat the disease: I assume 1) you have a definite diagnosis of endometriosis already, 2) there's good reason to believe your back pain is caused by endometriosis. If these are true treating your endometriosis is the best answer. If either of the above is not true, then that's where to start. ...Read more

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How can women alleviate back pain caused by endometriosis?

Detox and hormones: You need to have a detoxification from environmental toxins and hormonal balancing. ...Read more

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How quickly does endometriosis comes back after having laparoscopy?

Varies: Some women experience recurrent symptoms as soon as a few months after laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis - some women have recurrent symptoms a few years after treatment and a few women never have significant symptoms again. ...Read more

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Do you think it's endometriosis as my ultrasound came back negative ?

No context;can't say: An ultrasound (US) is NOT the test of choice to diagnose endometriosis. US is used to diagnose uterine fibroids and/or cysts, & its accuracy depends on the size of the fibroid/cyst under question. Endometriosis (uterine tissue outside the uterus) may only be a few cell layers thin, so ultrasound frequently will not detect it. Discuss symptoms on HealthTap Prime or TTYD. Meanwhile, upload US report ...Read more

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I'm 28. I was recently diagnosed with endometriosis. Now having pain in upper right back area. Adhesions?

I'm 28. I was recently diagnosed with endometriosis. Now having pain in upper right back area. Adhesions?

Endometriosis: The primary symptoms of endometriosis are pain ; infertility. Other symptoms include, painful, debilitating, menstrual cramps, which gets worse over time. Pain during or after sex, pain in the intestine or lower abdomen, painful bowel movements or urination during menstrual periods, heavy menstrual periods premenstrual spotting or bleeding between periods. Adhesions may cause pain.See your dr asap. ...Read more

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Endometriosis (Definition)

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