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3 years s/p ex lap for endometriosis, symptoms returned, no insurance and can't afford medication, intense pain, what do I do?

3 years s/p ex lap for endometriosis, symptoms returned, no insurance and can't afford medication, intense pain, what do I do?

Free clinic : Consider low dose birth control from planned parenthood or a local free clinic in your area. Generics are available for as little as $10 for a three month supply (or free from the above clinics). ...Read more

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. 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 do you get endometriosis?

How do you get endometriosis?

Endo: In short we don't know. There are some theories that suggest that endometriosis occurs because of back bleeding through the fallopian tubes into the pertoneal cavity and the body is not able to digest this blood for which reason endometriosis develops. Most women have retrograde menses but only about 10 percent may get endometriosis due to a faulty immunological system. ...Read more

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Where is endometriosis located?

Where is endometriosis located?

Pelvis, abdomen: Endometriosis is a serious problem in which little pieces of tissue (similar to the uterine lining that bleeds and sheds each month) are trapped inside one's pelvis and abdomen. Rarely, women may have tissue trapped in the chest or other places. With each menstrual period, the trapped tissue sheds and bleeds on the inside of the abdomen (the blood has no way to leave the body), causing much pain. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis have symptoms?

Endo: The most comon symptom is severe dysmenorrhea or pain with menses that is not relived by use of nsaid's and or bcp for more than 3 mo. Fatigue, painful intercoures, pain with bowel movements, bloating around ovulation and menses are other comon nonspecific symptoms. ...Read more

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Could 16 year olds get endometriosis?

Could 16 year olds get endometriosis?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a bening disease defined by the presence of endometrial glands ( lining of inside the uterus) outside the uterus and its associated with pelvic pain, painful menstruation and infertility. The disease tends to progress and recurrs. Any female with menstruation can develop endometriosis. ...Read more

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How to cure pain due to endometriosis?

How to cure pain due to endometriosis?

Didfficult: It is not easy to control the pain of endometriosis in many women. There is no specific cure for endometriosis. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have endometriosis?

See an expert doc: There are many symptoms that are suggestive of endometriosis: extremely painful menstrual cycles chronic pelvic pain painful intercourse painful bowel movements inability to get pregnant cyclic shoulder pain cyclic bowel symptoms If you have some of these symptoms, see a gynecologist specialized in the care of endometriosis. The only way to make the diagnosis for certain is via laparoscopy. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have endometriosis ?

Few ways: Endometriosis is a condition that causes painful menses (periods), pelvic pain, sometimes heavy bleeding, pain with intercourse, etc. By taking medication that suppresses your menstrual cycles the diagnosis can be presumed if your symptoms go away. However to know for sure you need to have a diagnostic laparoscopy. This is an outpatient procedure and some tissue can be removed to verify endo. ...Read more

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