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How will endometriosis affect other parts of my body?

How will endometriosis affect other parts of my 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 more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus itself. Painful condition which is usually located within the pelvis ; most ...Read more


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What is the chance that endometriosis will show up somewhere else in my body?

What is the chance that endometriosis will show up somewhere else in my body?

Low: Benign condition, usually maintained in the abdomen and pelvis. Some rare embolism to the lungs with bleeding or pneumothorax. ...Read more

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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?.

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 more

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Could endometriosis be spread via lymphatic or vascular systems?

In theory yes: That is one of the 3 most common theories for why endometriosis occurs and spreads. Good wishes. ...Read more

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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 more

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How can endometriosis spread to your bladder and intestines?

How can endometriosis spread to your bladder and intestines?

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 more

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White and pink tissue coming out in my urine. Could this mean my endometriosis has spread to my bladder?

White and pink tissue coming out in my urine. Could this mean my endometriosis has spread to my bladder?

Here are some ...: To verify if indeed you are seeing white & pink tissue in urine, you need urinalysis (UA) to test the urine and cystoscopy to look into the bladder. If both are okay, you would be ok; if cystoscopy is okay but UA shows the "tissue", you need a complete set of imaging study such as CT.IVP to see the configuration and texture of entire urinary tract for completion. More detail? Ask urologist timely. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis spread to cause nerve damage?

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 more

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How long after stopping lupron for endometriosis will it take for your body to go back to normal?

Few days: Even though half life of Lupron is only 3 to 4 hrs plasama levels will remain high for few more days ( missing one dose is not a big problem ). ...Read more