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Doctor insights on: Career Women Developing Endometriosis Any

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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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What's the probability of infertility for women who have monthly ovarian cysts?

What's the probability of infertility for women who have monthly ovarian cysts?

Depends on the cause: Many ovaries can harbour small cysts of unclincal significance. However, persistent cysts in the presence of irregular menses may indicate a hormonal imbalance. Check with your doctor if further testes are needed. ...Read more

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Are there any factors that lower women's risk for ovarian cancer?

Are there any factors that lower women's risk for ovarian cancer?

Multiple: Some things you can do something about are taking birth control pills for 5 years or more, maintain a normal weight, eat a diet with plenty of vegetables, bear children, breastfeed, tubal ligation, hysterectomy, avoid taking fertility drugs such as clomid, (clomiphene) not doing hormone replacement therapy (estrogen only) for menopause. ...Read more

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Women who have previously complex adnexal mass are at greater risk of developing further on same ovary avarian cancer?

Women who have previously complex adnexal mass  are at greater risk of developing further on same ovary avarian cancer?

Always suspecion: Any adnexal mass need work up to rule out cancer, is due to variety of diseases, cancer is one of component, needs close follow up by gynecologist. ...Read more

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Does having breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer in family history increase one's risk of endometriosis?

Does having breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer in family history increase one's risk of endometriosis?

Endo: Having family history of ovarian, colon and uterine cancer specially if these are first degree relatives will put you at risk for cancer not for endometriosis. I would recommend that you talk to your doctor and ask about a brca genetic testing to see if you are a carrier of the gene associated with these types of cancer. ...Read more

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What are the chances of infertility for women at 42who have monthly ovarian cysts?

What are the chances of infertility for women at 42who have monthly ovarian cysts?

Higher chances at 42: Without knowing much about you as an individual other than your age & cysts, fertility decreases every year after 40 and it is very difficult to conceive at 45 or older with your own eggs for most women (always exceptions). 41-42 year olds may have a 15-25% chance of success with more high-tech fertility treatment like ivf. See a reproductive endocrinologist. Cysts may be a sign of low egg supply. ...Read more

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Have researchers found that women who never marry have less mental health problems than married women?

Have researchers found that women who never marry have less mental health problems than married women?

Not true or false: There has been demographic data on life satisfaction that that supports your question and also suggests the opposite for men. This is pretty important, but it's not exactly the same as mental health. Also, with the tremendous advances we've made in women's equality and men's raised consciences it may be getting better. Let's hope so. ...Read more

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Women who have previously had benign serous cystadenoma are at a greater risk of developing further overian cancer on same ovary ?

Women who have previously had benign serous cystadenoma are at a greater risk of developing further overian cancer on same ovary ?

Not exactly: Removing cysadenoma of ovary will prevent that cyst tuning to cancer in future as it was removed however will not prevent getting future cancer of ovary .That side or other side. ...Read more

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Does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause any masculinization beyond hirsutism in teen girls & young adult women? Please, need some answers?

Does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause any masculinization beyond hirsutism in teen girls & young adult women? Please, need some answers?

PCOS symptoms: Yes, there can be masculinization. The elevated androgens in PCOS can have a broad spectrum of manifestations, from irregular periods only, to mild hirsutism to more severe changes such as male pattern of hairline, body hair in male places (chest, abdomen), etc. The level of testosterone or DHEA does not always predict this. See your endocrinologist or Gyn. ...Read more

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Does older women with pcos have increased fertility compared to older woman without pcos?

No: Pcos can disturb ovulation & fertility. The woman free of this condition would have better chances. By "older, " though, i hope you don't mean post-menopause? Pregnancy would not happen for either woman after that point. ...Read more

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Do fertility drugs increase your risk of developing ovarian cancer?

Do fertility drugs increase your risk of developing ovarian cancer?

Minimal: If there is a risk, is with Clomid (clomiphene) after 12 months of use and the risk is minimal. The greatest risk is infertility itself and not the medications. In the grand majority of patients there is no reason to use Clomid (clomiphene) for 12 months. The treatment is usually changed if the patient has not conceived after 4-6 cycles. ...Read more

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Dental implants women in 40s during perimenopause/menopause, is there special considerations, risks with hormonal fluctuations? Not postmeno.

Dental implants women in 40s during perimenopause/menopause, is there special considerations, risks with hormonal fluctuations? Not postmeno.

Consult needed: If you are considering dental implants, then you should have a consultation with the surgeon who will actually be placing the implants. He\she will go over your complete medical and dental history, examine the area in question, both clinically and radiographically and discuss everything that you need to know. What you describe is not necessarily problematic. ...Read more

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Why do menopausal women have a high risk in endometrial cancer?

Why do menopausal women have a high risk in endometrial cancer?

Age, estrogen: Cancer, in general, is more common in older people. Also, a strong risk factor for endometrial cancer is prolonged exposure to estrogen because of early menstruation, late menopause, childlessness, and use of estrogen therapy without progesterone. Obesity is a risk factor too because fat tissue is a source of estrogen. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between women who have late pregnancies and breast cancer?

Is there a connection between women who have late pregnancies and breast cancer?

Yes: Analysis of statistics shows women who have earlier age at first menstrual cycle, first childbirth at a later age & those who do not breast feed can have higher risks of breast cancer. But does not mean that all of those will get breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst stop women from conceiving child?

Can an ovarian cyst stop women from conceiving child?

Ovarian Cysts: A persistent ovarian cyst can interfere with the normal process of ovulation and make conception more difficult but it is not necessarily impossible. Temporary ovarian cysts are necessary for conception as the ovary makes cysts prior to ovulation. ...Read more

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Do women with more menstrual cramps have a greater tendency to acquire endometriosis?

Do women with more menstrual cramps have a greater tendency to acquire endometriosis?

Yes: Severe menstrual cramps are one of the classic signs of endometriosis, especially if they are not relieved by medicines like Ibuprofen or naproxen. The cramps may be a sign of "retrograde menstruation" which is thought to be a cause of endometriosis, or they may be a sign that endometriosis has already developed. Other signs of endometriosis are pain with intercourse or chronic pelvic pain. ...Read more

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