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Does Endometriosis Run In Families
Absolutely: Very often however, older women will have not gotten a diagnosis of endometriosis but will have a long history of pain or hard periods and their daughters will have the same, starting in their early teens and everyone will just think that "its just what women in our family have as their periods" and no one will consider endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endometriosis and reproductive cancer run in my family. Will that have a detrimental effect on my reproductive system?
Maybe: That is difficult to predict. Some women with endometriosis have infertility and pelvic pain and other have no problems. Reproductive cancer can for obvious reasons disrupt childbearing but most cancers occur after women typically have children. So in general you should speak to you doctor about your individual risks and understand what you may do to protect yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of me having endometriosis if it runs in my family going back 4 generations? I'm 29 about to be 30.
Okay, so I am in my younger teens, endometriosis runs in my family. I am worried that I might have it. My pain is very bad and my flow is heavy. ?
Diagnosed with endometriosis. Im thinking about a family but I'm not sure if I can even get pregnant. What surgeries are there for endometriosis. ?
Surgery last: Surgery is usually the last resort for endometriosis and involves removing the endometrial tissue that has migrated to other areas, causing pain and affecting fertility. This diagnois does not mean you will not be able to have children and if you are looking to get pregnant at this time it should not stop you. Make sure your prenatals have been on board for several months and no tobacco/ETOH. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 24 and have severe endometriosis on birth control for 10 years and want to stop it to try and have a family will my pain come back immediately ?
Unknown: varies from person to personGet a more detailed answer ›
History of endometriosis in my family.. I've always had bad cramps. But my period is usually light when I have them.. Whats the symptoms otherwise?
I am having the worse cramps that I am crying, back pain (lower), and heaviest period I have ever encountered.. Endometriosis runs in family. Help?
Many options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. Your Obgyn can do an exam and determine if an endometriosis evaluation is needed ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an awful odor and a brown-ish discharge coming from my vagina. What is this? I am sexually active. I am on birth control. I have a history of endometriosis in my family. I am not allergic to anything.
Is it safe to take medroxyprogesterone if I have an extremely large family history of breast cancer? It was prescribed for my endometriosis.
Stubborn weight problem meds are omeprazoe certirizine senna simvastatin have IBS and GERD had endometriosis hysterectomy no HRT due to cancer family ?
Metabolic problem: Many people that are overweight have a problem with their metabolism. If you are on all of these drugs, than there is a good chance that you have a metabolic problem underlying your weight gain. A few common imbalances include hypothyroid, low testosterone, low progesterone, high cortisol, high insulin, high estrogen, high leptin, low msh. You should see your doctor to check these out. ...Read more
24 with very irregular painful and heavy periods. Hot flashes. Painful intercourse. Low sex drive. Family history: premature menopause & endometriosis
Too young: Menopause prior to age 40 is considered to be premature so you are too young for a normal menopause but there is no way to be too young for premature menopause. To know whether this is what you are experiencing you need to know what caused it in your family members and you need to be seen for a full history, exam, and appropriate testing. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have a personal history of PCOS and family history of endometriosis--A few months ago I had an ovarian cyst rupture. The pain was worse than child birth!! I just had a hystorectomy (uterus, cervix, and Fallopian tubes removed, ovaries were left in place
Yes.: Not all patients with endometriosis have a family history, but many do. If you are having pelvic pain, severe pain with your periods or pain on penetration with intercourse, you should see your gynecologist. While you can not see endometriosis on an ultrasound, you can see other sources of pelvic pain. Robotic laparoscopic surgery is the best way to see endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: In some women, even a large amount of endometriosis causes no pain. In other women a small amount causes significant pain. Women feel a variety of different pain symptoms and the severity is different from person to person. It can be debilitating or it can be very mild. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer