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Doctor insights on: Endometriosis

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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. 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.


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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

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Dr. Michael Traub
1,198 doctors shared insights

Endometriosis (Overview)

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 in issues with fertility.


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What is the symptoms of endometriosis?

What is the symptoms of endometriosis?

Many...: Severe menstrual cramps, pain with sex bladder and rectal pains. Endometriosis is also found in 50% of women with infertility. ...Read more

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Managing Endometriosis (Tip)

Managing Endometriosis

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

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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

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Managing Endometriosis (Tip)

Managing Endometriosis

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

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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

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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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Managing Endometriosis (Tip)

Managing Endometriosis

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