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Doctor insights on: Endometriosis Affect Pregnancy

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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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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does pregnancy cure endometriosis? I've heard that some women don't have endometriosis symptoms while they are pregnant. Is this true? .

Does pregnancy cure endometriosis? I've heard that some women don't have endometriosis symptoms while they are pregnant. Is this true?

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Pregnancy and endo: Pregnancy stops the monthly cycle of hormonal fluctuations that stimulate endometriosis growth. Temporarily, this will set back endometriosis but not cure it. Breast feeding, hormone contraceptives, and menopause all have a reversal effect on endometriosis. ...Read more

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Will endometriosis subside after pregnancy?

Will endometriosis subside after pregnancy?

Possibly temporarily: The high Progesterone levels in pregnancy can suppress endometriosis, and the effect can even last well beyond delivery. This observation led to the current hormonal treatments for endometriosis including birth control pills and progestins in various forms. Unfortunately, without continued medical suppression after delivery the endometriosis symptoms often return. ...Read more

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Can my endometriosis grow back during pregnancy?

Can my endometriosis grow back during pregnancy?

Possible: I can grow during pregnancy but usually the high hormones during pregnancy actually suppress the endometriosis and make it better. It is more likely to grow after pregnancy is over. ...Read more

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Will pregnancy reduce and remove endometriosis ?

Will pregnancy reduce and remove endometriosis

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Pushes pause button: Pregnancy pushes the "pause button" on Endometriosis progression as ovulation and menstrual period spread will also pause during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can your endometriosis symptoms start during pregnancy?

Not Common: To be honest, the high Progesterone levels in pregnancy usually make endometirosis a lot better. But lots of other things can cause aches and pains in pregnancy. That is much more likely. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy chances after endometriosis removal?

Variable: thorough resection of endometriosis substantially improves pregnancy rates. That said, if pregnancy is the only thing we are worrying about (not pain from endometriosis), in vitro fertilization may be a better route to pregnancy that directly treating endo (and this is coming from a surgeon that makes a living removing endometriosis) ...Read more

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Hi, I have been told one of my ovaries is half the size of the other one. Does this effect pregnancy? I have endometriosis

Hi, I have been told one of my ovaries is half the size of the other one. Does this effect pregnancy? I have endometriosis

Ovary: The ovaries can vary in size throughout the menstrual cycle, when you ovulate you form a dominant follicle or cyst which can make one ovary appear larger than the other. This should have no affect on pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

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