endometriosis

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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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Dr. Kenan Omurtag answered:

What's endometriosis?

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fragments of uterine lining go into abdominal cavity and implant on tubes, ovaries, abdominal wall, area between vagina and rectum...some women have altered immune system that (for whatever reason) isn't as adept at "removing" the tissue that is now in a foreign place; these implants are hormonally sensitive and bleed with normal menses causing local inflammation and irritation = pain
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Does endometriosis smell?

No

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To the best of my knowledge there is no particuar odor associated with endometriosis
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Can endometriosis be cured?

Managed

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cured might be a stretch. It can be surgicaly treated and removed, and medically managed. With treatment, the symptoms can be minimized or eliminated
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves answered:

How common is endometriosis?

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Endometriosis could affect 5-15% of wome of reproductive age.
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Can Ivf cause endometriosis?

No

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IVF does not cause endometriosis. Endometriosis can require IVF and can make IVF less successful. But endometriosis is common no one really understands the true cause.
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is endometriosis hereditary

Yes.

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Not all patients with endometriosis have a family history, but many do. If you are having pelvic pain, severe pain with your periods or pain on penetration with intercourse, you should see your gynecologist. While you can not see endometriosis on an ultrasound, you can see other sources of pelvic pain. Robotic laparoscopic surgery is the best way to see endometriosis.
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Can endometriosis come back?

YES

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it is a chronic condition. So it gets better and worse and varies over time. It can get worse even after surgery. It really requires a combination of medical and surgical therapy over time.
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves answered:

How do you get endometriosis?

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In short we don't know. there are some theories that suggest that endometriosis occurs because of back bleeding through the fallopian tubes into the pertoneal cavity and the body is not able to digest this blood for which reason endometriosis develops. Most Women have retrograde menses But only about 10 percent may get endometriosis Due to a faulty immunological system.
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How painful is endometriosis?

Variable

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In some women, even a large amount of endometriosis causes no pain. In other women a small amount causes significant pain. Women feel a variety of different pain symptoms and the severity is different from person to person. It can be debilitating or it can be very mild.
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How is endometriosis treated?

Multiple ways

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Once endometriosis is diagnosed (usually with surgery), depending on the severity, it can be treated with hormone suppressing medications. Sometimes in mild cases, oral contraceptive pills can help. In severe cases where large cysts have formed or where it is causing blockage of the bowels or urinary system, surgery is needed and may require a hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries.
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