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Causes of endometriosis after a complete hysterectomy and two laporotomys in a year and still returned, pains worse after surgerys that was 10yrs ago?

Causes of endometriosis after a complete hysterectomy and two laporotomys in a year and still returned, pains worse after surgerys that was 10yrs ago?

Good question!: It is difficult to explain the return of your endometriosis after hyterectomy. The causes of endometriosis are not very well understood. It is possible some of your peritoneal cells may converted to endometrial cells. Or some of your residual endometriosis reactivated after a period of time. ...Read more

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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How can I still have pain even after years of surgeries and a full hysterectomy. Can there be endometriosis in the layers of muscle? Why am I bleedi

How can I still have pain even after years of surgeries and a full hysterectomy. Can there be endometriosis in the layers of muscle? Why am I bleedi

Pelvic pain: Usually, pelvic pain due to endometriosis is relieved by complete hysterectomy and removal of ovaries. Sometimes scar tissue, unexcised lesions or adhesions cause persistent pain. More likely, there are other causes. Get a thorough work up through a gyn specialist. ...Read more

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I am in the process of preparing for a total hysterectomy due to endometriosis. I have already had 2 laproscopic abdominal surgeries and have multiple adhesions in my abdomen. Can my hysterectomy still be laproscopic or would open be best? Appt on 1/17.

I am in the process of preparing for a total hysterectomy due to endometriosis. I have already had 2 laproscopic abdominal surgeries and have multiple adhesions in my abdomen. Can my hysterectomy still be laproscopic or would open be best? Appt on 1/17.

Depends: It would be best to have it done laparoscopically, however that depends in the amount of scar tissue present. You need to find the best minimally invasive gyn surgeon in your area and bring them the operative reports of your two surgeries. See what they recommend. ...Read more

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Can you have endometriosis after a hysterectomy?

Yes: Most likely there was endometriosis present at the time of hysterectomy that was not removed. In the presence of hormonal stimulation endometriosis could become symptomatic. ...Read more

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What are signs of endometriosis after a hysterectomy?

What are signs of endometriosis after a hysterectomy?

Same as before: Common symtoms of endometriosis vary from person to person but include pain with sex, pain with bowel movements, pain with voiding, and pain with ovulation. There would be other symptoms that would occur with the period - but not of course after the hysterectomy. If the ovaries are removed with the hysterectomy (or later if needed), you have a much better chance of resolving the pain. ...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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I have endometriosis, must I have a hysterectomy?

I have endometriosis, must I have a hysterectomy?

No: Many women with endometriosis do have a hysterectomy at some point but that is a very individual decision. Most women do not need that. But surgical intervention can be needed for pain, for cysts, and for scar tissue at some point. ...Read more

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Which is worse: dealing with endometriosis or hysterectomy?

Which is worse: dealing with endometriosis or hysterectomy?

Complicated: A very complicated question you should talk over with a gynecologist expert in the management of endometriosis. Assuming you are the patient we are talking about (49 years old), you have very little to lose in having a hysterectomy and potentially a lot to gain. It is very dependent, however, on specifics of each case. ...Read more

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What's worse dealing with endometriosis or hysterectomy my entire life?

What's worse dealing with endometriosis or hysterectomy my entire life?

If your endometriosi: Is bad enough then u may need after other measures like meds and less invasive surgery has been tried, hopefully if u have to have the hyesterec then your endometriosis will be gone or markedly lessened so u can enjoy life, bad endomtriosis is not compatible with enjoying life. ...Read more

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I am trying to find a dr in portland or that specializes in endometriosis. Unique situation. I have already had a hysterectomy, so not having kids.

Doctor in Portland: Hi

my friend, who is an excellent GI doctor, kandice knigge is in portland. I bet her staff would be able to direct you to a good gynecologist. She is also here on health tap. ...Read more

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My doctor wants to do a hysterectomy. She believes I have endometriosis. Is this my only option?

My doctor wants to do a hysterectomy. She believes I have endometriosis. Is this my only option?

No: Hysterectomy is not the only option for endometriosis. At times hormonal therapy may be helpful. Considering medications like provera, (medroxyprogesterone) lupron, and Danazol maybe alternatives. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis return after total hysterectomy?

Unlikely: A complete hysterectomy, with removal of both ovaries, usually is curative for endometriosis. I have seen cases afterwards, but it is extremely rare. ...Read more

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For endometriosis: will a partial hysterectomy help?

For endometriosis: will a partial hysterectomy help?

It can: In many cases yes. If the primary issue is centrally located pain with the menstrual cycle, a hysterectomy is likely to be very helpful. There are also surgical treatments short of a hysterectomy, including resection of endometriosis and pre sacral neurectomy. You need to see a good pelvic pain doctor to help you work out the best option for you. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 44 years old and had a total hysterectomy 4 years ago (had endometriosis sp?

Not sure what the: Question is? We can better answer your question if it is more specific. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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After I had a hysterectomy, I was told that I had adenomyosis. Is that different from endometriosis?

Yes it is different: Adenomyosis is when there are glands from the lining of the uterus up inside the wall of the uterus. Endometriosis is when these cells and glands from the lining of the uterus are growing outside the uterus. Adenomyosis is a common cause of heavy periods. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a hysterectomy with endometriosis? One has formed into a tumor about 5.6cm.

ZERO!: You don't need a hysterectomy for endometriosis of the ovary (endometrioma).

This can be:

1. Followed closely with serial ultrasounds if asyptomatic
2. Trial of ocps if marginally symptomatic
3. If having pain, then removal of the encometrioma alone (cystectomy) can be done and use Lupron (leuprolide) post-operatively
4. For fertility, debate if removal is indicated, but if 4-5cm- then would remove. ...Read more

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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.

Ovaries too: Only if they remove your ovaries too. If they are, talk to your doctor about hormone replacement therapy, it can significantly mitigate the side effects you may experience. ...Read more

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Does a hysterectomy cure endometriosis? I have a lot of pain due to my endometriosis. If I have a hysterectomy, will the endometriosis be gone for good? .

Does a hysterectomy cure endometriosis? I have a lot of pain due to my endometriosis. If I have a hysterectomy, will the endometriosis be gone for good? .

Possible: The definitive treatment for endometriosis is hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries and tubes as well as the appendix in most cases. The success rate for that treatment is about 95%. ...Read more

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Is a hysterectomy the only treatment for severe endometriosis.

Is a hysterectomy the only treatment for severe endometriosis.

No: There are various medical and surgical treatments for endometriosis. Medical treatments include birth control pills, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and Depo-Provera lupron. Surgical treatments include laparoscopy to remove endometriosis and scar tissue. Hysterectomy may be done when other treatments have failed. ...Read more

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In reference to a laparoscopic hysterectomy for endometriosis issues, would it be better to keep one ovary, if possible?

Depends on age: Leaving one ovary means you will likely still have pain in 6-12 months post op, though you won't have periods and doing the hyst and one side debulks the endometriosis. Over age 40 I suggest both sides come out. Over 35 I tend to make all of mine aware of the recurrence of pain. Under 35 there is some benefit to keeping an ovary for prevention though 50% fail in 2 years and you get menopause. ...Read more

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If endometriosis nearly infiltrating colon recurs after hysterectomy & does inflitrate, how do you know? Any kind of routine follow up typical?

Bloody stools: You'll likely see bloody stools or have cyclic pain like you did similar to when you had endometriosis before. Endometriosis is difficult to see with any imaging study, so there isn't a routine surveillance. ...Read more

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I am waiting to see a specialist in regards to endometriosis. I had a partial hysterectomy 14 years ago, I cant take this pain. What more can I do?

I am waiting to see a specialist in regards to endometriosis. I had a partial hysterectomy 14 years ago, I cant take this pain. What more can I do?

Endometriosis pain: With pain from endometriosis, removing the ovaries or shutting them down temporarily with leuprolide injections are the two most common options. A condition called interstitial cystitis is also associated with endometriosis and you should be evaluated for that as well. Often that is an associated cause for the pain ...Read more

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If I have pmdd and endometriosis, will a partial hysterectomy help?

Some: It will eliminate your periods, but it won't eliminate endometriosis. If you're trying to maintain your ovaries, you might be better off with endometrial ablation and laparoscopy to cauterize the endometriosis followed by use of lupron (leuprolide). If that doesn't carry you over to the age of menopause then a total hysterectomy would be advised. The procedure I mentioned would be outpatient too ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy on 12/13/16 due to endometriosis. I am now experiencing severe pain on my right side down into my thigh. Should I be worried?

Yes: Any severe pain deserves an explanation and especially after a surgery. While it is unlikely to be a blockage so soon, you could have a kidney stone or something entirely unrelated. Start by calling the doc who did the surgery, who may refer you to ER. ...Read more

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Seeing my gyn on 1/17 for endometriosis follow up and to schedule total hysterectomy. What questions should I ask my gyn and in what ways can I start preparing?

Planning helps: Write down all the questions you can think of. This one's obvious to me: will you have your tubes and ovaries removed? If so, what kind of hormone replacement will you have? I understand that there is a lower incidence of ovarian cancer if the fallopian tubes are removed; ask your doctor about this, especially if there is a family history of ovarian cancer. How much time should you plan to be off? ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more