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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Overview)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus itself. Painful condition which is usually located within the pelvis ; most commonly invlves the ovaries.


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What is the definition or description of: endometriosis?

What is the definition or description of: endometriosis?

Endometriosis: An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus itself. Painful condition which is usually located within the pelvis ; most commonly invlves the ovaries. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Overview)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus itself. Painful condition which is usually located within the pelvis ; most commonly invlves the ovaries.


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Managing Endometriosis (Tip)

Managing Endometriosis

Deep pain during and after intercourse is never normal and should be evaluated. ...See more

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Managing Endometriosis (Checklist)

Be seen by endometriosis surgeon that performs complete excision
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Know estrogen decreases in the mid 30's and will need replacement
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Ask your doc about increasing period pain in mid 30's (adenomyosis)
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For severe period pain, consider presacral neurectomy surgery
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Is painful intercourse a symptom of endometriosis?

Is painful intercourse a symptom of endometriosis?

YES: Many women with endometriosis have painful sex, which is a common symptom. But most women with painful sex do not have endometriosis. You should always check for all causes of pain. ...Read more

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What are some signs / symptoms of endometriosis?

What are some signs / symptoms of endometriosis?

Pelvic pains: Endometriosis is a condition where normal uterine lining is out side the uterus reacting to menstrual cycles, causing pelvic pains, painful menstruation, painful sex, abdominal pain and distensions due to adhesion, need to see gyn doctor., . ...Read more

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Managing Endometriosis (Tip)

Managing Endometriosis

Ovarian suppression with birth control pills and or Lupron is very helpful in preventing progression. ...See more

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Can somebody undergo laparoscopy and still have the diagnosis of endometriosis missed?

Can somebody undergo laparoscopy and still have the diagnosis of endometriosis missed?

Yes: At times endometriosis is a very subtle disease. The endometriotic implants can vary in size and color. The colors can be clear, red, blue, brown, or black. They can appear under other organs and can usually be found by experience dlaparoscopic surgeons. ...Read more

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What is the best way to diagnose endometriosis?

What is the best way to diagnose endometriosis?

Surgery: A biopsy of endometriosis is the only way to confirm a diagnosis. Almost always that requires a surgery. Based on symptoms there may be a very high suspicion and ultrasound may suggest an endometrioma (endometriosis cyst) but only surgery is diagnostic. ...Read more

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Is it better to have a diagnostic laparoscopy (for endometriosis) if you're mensturating?

Doesn't matter : Endometriosis is fairly easy to spot so it really shouldn't make a difference. ...Read more

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