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Can Endometriosis Spread Throughout The Body
Endometriosis: Endometriosis usually causes chronic pelvic pain. It is due to an increase in production of inflammatory substances which may lead to scarring of the pelvic organs, thereby increasing your chances of infertility or an ectopic pregnancy. These inflamatory substances are also known to cause irregular menstruation and may occasionally prevent ovulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is 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
Several Ways: Endometriosis can cause scar tissue and that scar tissue can stick to nearby organs, endometriosis itself can spread or nearby tissues can have their surface actually transformed into endometriosis. The exact ways in which endometriosis spreads are still not completely understood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical: The best treatment by far is medical therapy with lupron (leuprolide). Otherwise surgery with a colon resection and possibly colostomy or stomach resection can often make your life worse than the original endoemtriosis. So best to try to reduce the pain with lupron (leuprolide). No matter what you do, the goal is usually not to be pain free which is usually not possible. The goal is to minimize symptoms. ...Read more
Where at does endometriosis hurt your body? If only my aunt had it could i still have it?. And what's the chances of infertility?.
Generally in pelvis: It can present with 1. Pain with menses 2. Continuous pain throughout your cycle 3. Pain with intercourse 4. Heavy bleeding 5. Pain with urination and defecation it is more likely to be in other family members and is associated with 1/3 of infertility cases as it can cause anatomic abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Endometriosis reoccurred after 2nd surgery, dr refused 3rd surgery said would cause it to spread and become worse, I have an endometrioma, is this true?
Fertility Specialist: At this point you would likely benefit from seeing a specialist. There are different options and different concerns. Surgery is still an option but you really need to know what your goals are. I would not do anything before seeing a specialist. And yes only surgery will remove an endometrioma but not all of them need to be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not damage but pain: Endo has been well documented on the sciatic nerve and also the obturator nerve. This causes intense, sharp electric shock type pain in the area the nerve goes - the sciatic down the back of the leg, and the obturator typically behind the knee. Once the endo is surgically excised, usually the pain is immediately resolved and there is usually not any permanent nerve damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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