Top
20
Doctor insights on: Endometriosis

Share
Dr. Michael Traub
1,227 doctors shared insights

Endometriosis (Overview)

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 in issues with fertility.


1

1
What can raise my risk of getting endometriosis?

What can raise my risk of getting endometriosis?

Endometriosis: Since we don't know what causes endometriosis it is very hard to identify potential risks factor. But like any other disease that deals with chronic inflammation, stress, smoking, can make things worse. To my knowledge we do not have a way to prevent or predict who is going to get endometriosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Michael Traub
1,227 doctors shared insights

Endometriosis (Overview)

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 in issues with fertility.


3

3
Endometriosis (Tip)

Make a special appointment to discuss your issues with endometriosis & get your questions answered. ...See more

Dr. Michael Fox Dr. Fox
<b>2</b> doctors agreed:
4

4
Managing Endometriosis (Checklist)

Be seen by endometriosis surgeon that performs complete excision
Once
Know estrogen decreases in the mid 30's and will need replacement
Once
Ask your doc about increasing period pain in mid 30's (adenomyosis)
Once
For severe period pain, consider presacral neurectomy surgery
Once
5

5
What are some treatments for endometriosis?

What are some treatments for endometriosis?

Multiple: First there are medical treatments - birth control pills, neta, progesterone, aromatase inhibitors, lupron (leuprolide). Then there are surgical treatments depending on the type. Treatment must also be individualized. A specialists can help you figure out what may be best for you. ...Read more

6

6
What are the complications of endometriosis?

What are the complications of endometriosis?

Comp -endometriosis: Adhesions are the main problem although one may have pain and bowel obstruction. There may be ovarian failure following surgical excision. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Michael Hulse Dr. Hulse
1 other doctor agreed
7

7
Endometriosis (Tip)

The only way to know for sure if you have endometriosis is to have surgery. ...See more

8

8
How does endometriosis affect pregnancy?

How does endometriosis affect pregnancy?

It normally doesn't: Endometriosis can cause problems with getting pregnant due to scarring that can affect the tubes or involve the ovaries so that the egg and sperm can't meet. It can increase your risk of a tubal pregnancy since it is harder for the fertilized egg to move down to the uterus. There are also chemical changes that can do both those things.Once you are pregnant, endometriosis is inactivated. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Brian Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
1 other doctor agreed
10

10
Endometriosis (Tip)

Do try a mirena (levonorgestrel). It's been studied for its effectiveness in treating endometriosis. ...See more

11

11
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

12

12
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

See 5 more doctor answers
Dr. Michael Hulse Dr. Hulse
1 other doctor agreed
13

13
Endometriosis (Tip)

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

14

14
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

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Endometriosis (Tip)

Pain cyclical pain / flaring up again / remove those ovaries. ...See more

17

17
Anyone know another way to test for endometriosis besides a bandaid surgery?

Yes: Our research that will be published soon shows two very accurate predictions of endometriosis. First, if you had bad periods (worse than peers or missed school )as a teenager, you have nearly 100% chance of endo at surgery. Second, testing for ovarian reserve with Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test: if abnormal 90% chance of endometriosis at surgery. Need good excisional surgery not band aid. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Any noninvasive tests for endometriosis?

Any noninvasive tests for endometriosis?

CA-125: That is a blood test. If it is normal it is not helpful. In appropriate women, if it is elevated it may suggest endometriosis. An ultrasound may also suggest an endometrioma (endometriosis cyst on the ovary). But a true diagnosis requires surgery. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Jamal Mourad Dr. Mourad
1 other doctor agreed
19

19
Endometriosis (Tip)

Try to avoid multiple surgical procedures. Suppress early and often. ...See more

20

20
Why is it important to know if I have endometriosis?

Problems: Endometriosis is important in women's health for 2 main reasons: infertility and pelvic pain. If you have either of these then diagnosing and treating endometriosis could be an important part of the solution. If you have neither one of these issues, it not absolutely necessary to rule out endometriosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer