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What doctors evaluate endometriosis?

What doctors evaluate endometriosis?

Gynecologists: Your ob-gyn doctor can do the initial evaluation. There are gynecologists that specialize in the evaluation and treatment of endometriosis. ...Read more

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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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Will an ultrasound help my doctor diagnose endometriosis?

Will an ultrasound help my doctor diagnose endometriosis?

Yes: Mainly if there is a complex cyst in the ovaries that could help prepare the plan for surgery. A negative ultrasound does not exclude the disease. ...Read more

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Bleeding after orgasm? Doctor suspected endometriosis and had coil fitted 2 month ago but still having symptoms and bleeding after orgasm

Call the GYN again: Call your gyn md again and explain that the present 'treatment' isn't working. If no response, seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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My doctor suspects endometriosis or twisting of my left ovary (ultra sound shows no cysts). What are the distinct differences in those two things?

My doctor suspects endometriosis or twisting of my left ovary (ultra sound shows no cysts). What are the distinct differences in those two things?

Difference: Endometriosis is the spread of endometrial tissue from beyond the inside of the uterus into different parts of the abdomen and pelvis. This tissue "menstruates" along with a typical cycle, which can causes enormous pain. Ovarian torsion is the twisting of the ovary (and its vascular supply) along its axis, which can starve the ovary of blood and cause pain. ...Read more

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I have a 5 cm cyst on my ovary and my doctor thinks it's endometriosis. Should I just go to the ER to have it checked or wait until my doctor says to?

I have a 5 cm cyst on my ovary and my doctor thinks it's endometriosis. Should I just go to the ER to have it checked or wait until my doctor says to?

Emergency Room?: Can't think of anything the Emergency Room could do better than the Ob-Gyn doctor. Best to contact one's Ob-Gyn doctor for advice and treatment. The Emergency Room is for emergencies, such as a heart attack, stroke, appendicitis, or bad abdominal pain from a ruptured ovarian cyst. If there are no abdominal pain symptoms nor other bad symptoms, the Ob-Gyn doctor can offer advice, avoiding the E.R. ...Read more

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What type of doctor tests for endometriosis of the bladder or bowel?

What type of doctor tests for endometriosis of the bladder or bowel?

Skilled gynecologist: A gynecologist experienced in the surgical treatment of endometriosis - which is best performed via laparoscopic excision or "cutting out" using special electrosurgical instruments - should be able to identify and treat endometriosis wherever it may be located. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis. Doctors suggest goin on the pill to avoid it recurring, i feel its unhealthy, what should I do now?

I had a laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis. Doctors suggest goin on the pill to avoid it recurring, i feel its unhealthy, what should I do now?

Yes and no: Going on the pill can decrease recurrence and is relatively side effect free. Hormone blockade ( lupron) is more effective but has more side effects. ...Read more

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My doctor said I have endometriosis. What is this and what can I expect moving forward?

Maybe pain symptoms: Endometriosis is a common issue for many many women and there is a lot of information out there - go to the endometriosis foundation website. Importantly, there are ways in which to treat the pain caused by endometriosis and there are conservative (ie not just taking out the ovaries and uterus) ways of removing the endometriosis and providing relief from the symptoms caused by endoemtriosis. ...Read more