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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Overview)

Endometriosis is a condition in which the cells that line the uterus grow outside of the uterus in other areas, such as the ovaries. The condition can interfere with a woman's fertility and ability to become pregnant. Endometriosis can also cause severe pelvic pain, especially during menstruation.


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What is the definition or description of: endometriosis?

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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)

Endometriosis is a condition in which the cells that line the uterus grow outside of the uterus in other areas, such as the ovaries. The condition can interfere with a woman's fertility and ability to become pregnant. Endometriosis can also cause severe pelvic pain, especially during menstruation.


Dr. Sheila Goodman
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How does endometriosis affect pregnancy?

Dr. Sheila Goodman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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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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Dr. Michael Traub
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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Is painful intercourse a symptom of endometriosis?

Dr. Michael Traub
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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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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Dr. Addagada Rao
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What are some signs / symptoms of endometriosis?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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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Dr. Adam Levy
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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

Dr. Neeoo Chin
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Can somebody undergo laparoscopy and still have the diagnosis of endometriosis missed?

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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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Dr. Michael Traub
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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What is the best way to diagnose endometriosis?

Dr. Michael Traub
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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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Dr. Kirpal Singh
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Is it better to have a diagnostic laparoscopy (for endometriosis) if you're mensturating?

Dr. Kirpal Singh
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Doesn't matter : Endometriosis is fairly easy to spot so it really shouldn't make a difference. ...Read more

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