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Different Severities Of Endometriosis
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
So i was researching endometriosis and there are different colors of it, mine is a large golf ball sized black endometriosis, what does that mean?
Color matters little: The size and location, and how much associated scarring is present, matters much more than the color. Large endometriosis lesions always appear very dark because of the iron and polymerized heme pigments from past episodes of bleeding; just what heme pigments are generated and how well the iron is processed determines the hue. Glad you're proactive & hope you are successfully treated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have bad endometriosis and had laparospy last year. Now it's gone back. How do I monitor it's growth and severity ?
By your symptoms: The amount of endometriosis present in any one person interestingly does not correlate with the amount of pain or symptoms that person has. You do not need to monitor the growth of endometriosis. You do need to report back to your obgyn on your level of pain and your satisfaction with the treatment. If your pain becomes unbearable then you can discuss further options ...Read more
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 and infertility. The disease tends to progress and recurrs. Primary dysmenorrhea is when no specific diagnosis has been made and secondary dysmenorrhea is when an actual medical condition has been diagnosed. ...Read more
After being diagnosed with endometriosis, i have received 2 different treatments: diphereline for 6 months and belara or marvelon. which one is better?
Birth control best: A birth control pill is the best treatment for endometriosis because it treats it and has the best side effects such as lighter, shorter and less painful periods. You should always take them unless you are trying to conceive. Other treatments actually mimic menopause which will cause hot flashes and vaginal dryness. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with endometriosis for about 10 years and I have different pains now that are chest pains and strange pelvic pains. See doctor?
Before I had my laparoscopy, I was told I might have endometriosis or a chronic case of pelvic inflammatory disease. How are these different?
Only 1 is infectious: Pelvic inflammatory disease is infection that can cause pain, scarring and "adhesions" from the pus which is collected bacteria and white blood cells. Treatment requires antibiotics to kill the bacteria. Even after the infection is gone however, scar tissue may remain. Endometriosis is misplaced tissue from the lining of the uterus, that settles elsewhere and bleeds at the time of the period. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 21 year old girl. I have pain and cramps from left ovary.
I was on few opinions and everybody tell different. It is cyst, then endometriosis.Help?
I had both US and MRI for lower abdomen at different offices. Doc read US said I have endometriosis. Another doc read MRI said no. Should I trust MRI?
Not diagnosed by MRI: The only way to confirm the presence of endometriosis is by direct visualization through video laparoscopy. Only in cases involving the ovaries where endometriosis can cause a so-called "chocolate cyst" to develop can it be seen with imaging studies such as CT, MRI, or ultrasound. However, this accounts for only a small percentage of cases of endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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