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Doctor insights on: Endometrioma During Pregnancy

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is pregnancy good to resolve small endometrioma?

Is pregnancy good to resolve small endometrioma?

Yes and no: Endometriosis will not exacerbate during pregnancy, after delivery if untreated may progress even further. So basically the pregnancy may delay the progression of disease. ...Read more

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1 endometrioma on each ovary. 6 and 9 cc. Could i still be pregnant. Having pregnancy symptoms. Is it possible to get pregnant.

1 endometrioma on each ovary. 6 and 9 cc. Could i still be pregnant. Having pregnancy symptoms. Is it possible to get pregnant.

Of course: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Does endometrioma cyst(chocolate cyst) in the ovary, expands during menses and later shrinks. And this cycle continues?

Does endometrioma cyst(chocolate cyst) in the ovary, expands during menses and later shrinks. And this cycle continues?

Typically not cyclic: Endometriomas are areas of endometriosis found on the surface of the ovary. They are slow growing and result from entrapped blood within the cyst. The chocolate color is from the breakdown of blood products. The amount of blood they produce with each menses is minimal and thus they are slow growing. If they disappear or shrink it is most likely due to cyst rupture. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only way to treat endometrioma?

Is surgery the only way to treat endometrioma?

No: Surgery is the most effective way to treat an endometrioma. If it is small and you are not suffering from the symptoms then your doctor may advise doing nothing except observing it over time. Lupron (leuprolide) injections can be used in some cases. ...Read more

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What relation is between leiomyoma and endometrioma?

What relation is between leiomyoma and endometrioma?

None: These are two different conditions. Endometriosis is usually found in the ovaries or pelvis . Fibroids originate from the uterus. Adenomyosis is the endometriosis of uterus , but still not related to fibroids. ...Read more

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What are the steps I have to take if I want a Dr to check for endometrioma cyst or endometriosis?

What are the steps I have to take if I want a Dr to check for endometrioma cyst or endometriosis?

Do you understand: that "checking for" endometriosis means a diagnostic surgery such as laparoscopy? (Just making sure.) An endometrioma can be seen and suspected by ultrasound, but not pelvic endometriosis. If you feel you need or want surgery for diagnosis you should talk directly with a gynecologist about your wishes and reasons. A primary doctor may be helpful if you need a referral. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I heard most Endometrioma grows every period. Does it also grow every washout week when I am on pill? The same blood flows

I heard most Endometrioma grows every period. Does it also grow every washout week when I am on pill? The same blood flows

NO: I assume you mean an endometrial tumor or fibroid. There is not a specific washout week on the pill. The tumor would be a slow growing and usually with a hormonal imbalance. During the time you are on the pill your body "thinks" you are pregnant. If you think you have an endometrial tumor see your doctor. ...Read more