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I had a hysterosalpingogram. Could this have shown my endometriosis?

I had a hysterosalpingogram. Could this have shown my endometriosis?

No: The hysterosalpingogram mainly shows if the tubes are open or closed, if there is any scarring in the endometrial cavity or any other defect in the cavity that may affect implantation. Laparoscopy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of endometriosis. ...Read more

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Dr. David Dang
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Hysterosalpingogram (Definition)

It means a test to determine the countour of the uterine cavity and whether to tubes are open. It's part of an infertility work up, and also used to check for uterine polyps or fibroids. It's usually performed in a radiologists office wihout anesthesia. If the physician injects the dye slowly ...Read more


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Is it normal for endometriosis to get worse after having a baby?

Is it normal for endometriosis to get worse after having a baby?

Well, sort of: No, not specifically because of having a baby, but endometriosis is a progressive disease so it tends to worsen over time. Also, endometriosis growth is reduced or arrested during pregnancy, so it can 'worsen' or progress once cycling resumes. ...Read more

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Removed nuvaring for break week after skipping for 3month. Endometriosis like symptoms returned within 24hrs. Normal or getting worse? What can I do?

Removed nuvaring for break week after skipping for 3month. Endometriosis like symptoms returned within 24hrs. Normal or getting worse? What can I do?

Your period?: Many women experience pain from endometriosis just prior to their period. When you remove the Nuvring for your break week, your body begins to prepare to have a period. It doesn't mean your endometriosis is worse, just that it is changing with your hormones as it would each month if you were not skipping the break week. You can take Ibuprofen and shorten the break week to 4 days. ...Read more

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I'm in extreme pain day after laparoscopy for endometriosis. Is this normal?

I'm in extreme pain day after laparoscopy for endometriosis. Is this normal?

No please call: Your surgeon to discuss, it is normal to have some pain but it should not be extreme, there may or may not be a problem that needs to be addressed this evening, please all your doc now. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged ovary is it normal if I have cyst endometriosis on it?

I have an enlarged ovary is it normal if I have cyst endometriosis on it?

No: No. An endometriosis cyst is not normal. It should be evaluated. It should be evaluated in the context of pain, painful sex, infertility, etc. Would be worthwhile to see a specialist. ...Read more

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I had laparascopic surgery 2 days ago for endometriosis. I gained nearly 7 lbs, is this normal?

I had laparascopic surgery 2 days ago for endometriosis.  I gained nearly 7 lbs, is this normal?

Probably fluid : Unlikely the weight gain is fat. Probably with the surgery you got a lot of IV fluids which can lead to swelling and water weight gain. I'd walk a lot and stay active. The weight should go away. If you're worried, talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis and now have a hemorrhagic cyst is it normal more painful this type of cyst?

Sometimes: After you ovulate you often times have a hemorrhagic cyst called a hemorrhagic corpus luteum. If you have endomtriosis implants on the ovary this can increase the pain. However, in an endomtriosis patient this could also be an early endometrioma, so get follow up. Leakage of blood into the pelvic from the cyst may also increase pain. ...Read more

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Ca125 result is 20 which is within normal range >35. What is the perfect range. Is a result of 20 indicative of endometriosis at all?

It does not help: CA 125 is a useless test unless it is elivated above 35. Furthermore it does not pin point to an exact diagnosis as it can be raised in many different abdominal conditions including Infections, cancer and endometriosis. You will have to rely on your doctor's assessment of your symptoms and physical/pelvic examination and judgement. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get endometriosis cramps while pregnant?

No: Endometriosis is usually not active during pregnancy, therefore the discomfort is most likely from the pregnancy itself. ...Read more

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If you have endometriosis will you experience normal periods?

If you have endometriosis will you experience normal periods?

You may: In many patients the endometriosis will not effect their menses or pain with menses. The usual symptoms however are pain with the menses and pain with intercourse. In some patients endometriosis will cause menstrual irregularities. ...Read more

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Really bad back pain days after hysterosalpingogram? Is this normal

Really bad back pain days after hysterosalpingogram? Is this normal

Unusual: Likely nothing emergently wrong but please check with your (live) doctor to see if he/she wants to evaluate. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to wet the bed after a diagnostic laparoscopy for endometriosis?

Please advise if it's normal to wet the bed after a diagnostic laparoscopy for endometriosis?

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 more

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I had laparoscopy April 7, 2014 to treat endometriosis. I am still bleeding, is it normal?

I had laparoscopy April 7, 2014 to treat endometriosis.  I am still bleeding,  is it normal?

Laparoscopy: maybe, but it's unusual. if possible you should follow-up for an exam and an evaluation with the doctor who did your laparoscopy. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the 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