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Endometriosis Ablation Surgery
Depends: I don't think the goal is to avoid surgery, but I do think that most women should avoid repeated unnecessary surgeries. Surgery is required for a diagnosis to be made and sometimes for certain problems from endometriosis. Almost always a combination of surgical and medical treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
Yes and no: The cause of endometriosis is unknown. The model describing endometrial implants is an unproven theory. Once the diagnosis has been made, invasive treatments are often undertaken based on speculation and this model. Invasive treatments can evoke fertilization-impeding adhesions. Women with endometriosis have dysparunia, which might limit sexual activity and potential fertilization events. ...Read more
Yes and No: The Novasure ablation procedure is specifically to decrease or stop heavy menstrual bleeding. Women who also have endometriosis can still have the procedure; however, it won't help with their endometriosis. The reason for this is that endometriosis is outside the uterus. The Novasure procedure works by cauterizing the inside of the uterus. Best wishes! ...Read more
Depends: If only to treat the endometriosis, would try medical management first. If the endometriosis is not symptomatic then i would not recommend surgery. If the surgery is for something related to the kidney, then the endometriosis should probably not be a block to operating on the kidney. ...Read more
Is it bad that i gained over 60 lbs with in 4 months sense my laparoscopy surgery ( to remove bad endometriosis)?
I have been diagnosed with endometriosis. does that mean I have to get surgery in order to conceive in the future?
If you get laparoscopy surgery for endometriosis if this stuff comes back do you get laparoscopy surgery again and again?
Sometimes: Endometriosis is a chronic problem. The goal is to give the patient pain relief and organ preservation for future childbearing. Every woman is different. Some may have pain relief for a prolonged time, others symptoms recurr faster. Complete laparoscopic resection of endometriosis, followed by Lupron therapy. Other treatment may delay recurrence ( Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, nexplanon). Repeat my be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take minimal to mild endometriosis to return after laparoscopic conservative surgery? Removed via cauterization.
No limit: may not return if some spots left untreated they can cause problems ...Read more
What is the best treatment for endometriosis? What is the recommended treatment for endometriosis? Are there options other than surgery?
Hello. : Hello. I can't say what treatment would be best for you. In additional to surgery, other options include birth control via patch, pill or ring. This can help to decrease the amount of endometrial tissue and decrease pain. If you are not allergic to non-steroidal anti- inflammatory medications consider Motrin or a similar medication. There are stronger hormone therapies if the first steps are not sufficient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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