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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

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