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Diagnostic Criteria For Endometriosis
Had a diagnostic laparoscapy done 4 week ago today to remove endometriosis . Since week after the operation had severe abdo pain it's been 4 week now?
Abd pain: It is not usual to have so much pain so long after your surgery. You may have a complication. You should call your surgeon to report your condition and be checked for a complication. Something is not right. ...Read more
Maybe: If it happens once or twice early in the postop period, in may be related to the general anesthesia affecting the bladder function. If it is persistent, or associated with a burning sensation, call your surgeon to have the urine checked for infection., Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really...: Leakage of urine after surgery could be related to many different issues. Some women experience a slow return to normal bladder function after surgery and anesthesia. This usually resolves within 24 hours. However, persistence of urinary problems after surgery should be addressed immediately as they could signal a bigger problem such as infection or trauma to the bladder. ...Read more
Semen runs out right after intercourse and sex is painful . I am waiting to have a diagnostic laparoscopy for endometriosis is the semen leakage related to this?
I had diagnostic laparoscopic surgery for pelvic pain. M doctor didn't find any endometriosis. Does this mean I don't have it and something else is up?
Pelvic pain: Endometriosis is one of many causes of pelvic pain which can be assessed by Laparoscopy. However, Endometriosis can have atypical appearances during surgery that are not the textbook powder burn lesions. Assuming your MD surgeon is experienced in these atypical Endometriosis patterns then your don't have the disease and may need additional evaluation for other causes for pelvic pain. ...Read more
Ectopic endometrium: The lining of the uterus is the endometrium. When a woman has her period that endometrial tissue turns loose and is expelled as the menstrual period. Some of the endometrial cells and blood can flow through the fallopian tubes into the pelvis. Because those cells are viable, they can implant and grow. When that happens, the endometrium that is growing outside the uterus is called endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No biopsy: A great number of women are treated "empirically" based on symptoms of painful menses or dyspareunia. We would never treat breast or prostate cancer without a tissue sample. Laparoscopic examination with sampling and removal of suspicious lesions is a much better approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endometriosis: There are certain proinflammatory substances that are secreted by the ectopic endometrial tissue that are very irritating to adjacent tissues and nerve endings causing pain. These substances, ie prostaglandin, will cause uterine contractions that are also painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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