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Can You Have Endometriosis After Menopause
Hi, I'm 48 yo, have endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, pre-menopausal. CA 125 was around 200's then 159 the last one was 210 any concerns?
Likely, no: CA 125 is not recommended as a screening tool for ovarian cancer when used in risk-based stratification. Meaning, assuming that your mom or sister didn't get diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Normal for women with endometriosis to have elevated CA-125. It sounds like your doctor has done Ultrasound to evaluate ovaries as well. Your MD knows your history and risk, likely this CA-125 level is normal ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
10-12 after menopause I am bleeding, not a lot but any scares me. Why am i bleeding now ? Very stressful day and took a walk fof over an hour after 2-3 years. Also did a lot of yard work for the first time this year.
See your doctor: Bleeding after menopause (defined as 1 year without a period or any bleeding) is always a reason to see your gyno. Your activity is unlikely to be a cause. There are some simple causes, such as a dry vagina and bleeding after sex, and some more worrisome causes that definitely need evaluation and treatment (pre-cancers and cancer). Don't worry, but do make an appointment today. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain: Since you are not having periods anymore, pain would be the main symptom. Pain may be constant and aggravated by intercourse and or orgasm. Pain with urination and bowel movements or passing gas may be signs of this condition. See a gynecologist with experience in this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
31yo with Endometriosis. Prostap injection (chemical menopause) was heaven! But only allowed for 6mths. Can I safely have it longer?
I'm 27 and i'm having a hysterectomy soon due to endometriosis. Will that put into menopause will being in menopause affect my mental health.
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
I have had endometriosis for years- mod. to severe symptoms last few months. I am 45- worth seeing a specialist for treatment or wait for menopause?
Endometriosis: I would definitely see a Gyn as he may be able to give you relief from the discomfort ...Read more
Endometriosis: Some women will have milder pain symptoms from endometriosis when they reach menopause. This is not always the case. Hormone therapy such as estrogen or birth control pills, given to reduce menopausal symptoms, may cause these endometriosis symptoms to continue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Check on placebo: Your MD could check an FSH level towards the end of your placebo week, although it could miss it. You are awfully young to be looking at mean pause, although premature menopause can happen. If you were going trough premature menopause, the most likely treatment would be low dose OCPs, which you are on. ...Read more
I am 24 I have endometriosis and for the past few month my periods are really light hot flushes menopause early am so scared?
I have been told I have fluid in the lining of the womb and I have something like endometriosis but it's outside the womb Im through menopause ?
Concerning: Fluid in the uterine cavity is normal in younger women but after menopause it is concerning for cancer. You need to see a gynecologist for evaluation and you may need an endometrial biopsy. The tissue outside the uterus is also something that needs further evaluation, Please see a gynecologist soon. ...Read more
Had menses on 12/25 then on 1/11. Never happened before in my life. Beginning of menopause or related to endometriosis? Am 45. Should i see my gyn?
Irreg periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Can endometriosis of gut be a problem after menopause?Had abdominal endo.Some years ago. Could it be affecting me now at 64?
Great question!: If you have abdominal endometriosis during your reproductive age, it should be resolved naturally after menopause. The chance of endometriosis may come back at age 64 is very unlikely. However, if you on hormone replacement, or for what ever reason, your natural estrogen production increases, theorectically, it is possible to reactive the old endometriosis tissues. ...Read more
Advanced stage 4 endometriosis. 2015 treated by Hysterectomy + tubes/ovaries. How is recurrence Diagnosed? Currently use estrodiol 1mg for menopause.
Estrogen: Endometriosis needs estrogens to make symptoms. If after stopping the Estradiol 1mg - which is a low dose and should not cause endometriosis to grow to begin with - symptoms what is thought to be endometriosis persists, that diagnosis needs to be challenged - it's unlikely to be endometriosis. ...Read more
I am very confused had blood test said menopause 6 months later had a period. Went for a pelvic scan the person doing the scan said endometriosis 3 ?
Need More Info: Menopause can sometimes be diagnosed by labs, but they are not perfect & it is defined as no period in 1 year in the CORRECT clinical setting. It is not unusual for someone your age to be in perimenopaise to have a some breakthrough bleeding while the hormones settle down. It would be odd for a first diagnosis of endometriosis at 48 & I would want to know what kind of scan and exact results. ...Read more
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