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What can I do for endometriosis pain besides a heating pad & ibuprofen? The pain is really bad today and my Dr doesn't work on Sundays...

What can I do for endometriosis pain besides a heating pad & ibuprofen? The pain is really bad today and my Dr doesn't work on Sundays...

Try naproxen: Some NSAID's work better than others in any given patient. So try naproxen or acetominophen (which is technically not a NSAID) or other OTC pain meds. If you have surgically diagnosed endometriosis see your gynecologist about specific medical treatments like lupron, danazol or Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). ...Read more

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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


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What is the best thing to do for extreme endometriosis pain and back pain? I've tried heat, baths, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) naproxen, resting. It's just getting worse

What is the best thing to do for extreme endometriosis pain and back pain? I've tried heat, baths, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) naproxen, resting. It's just getting worse

Laparoscopy: If you have tried simple measures, then see a specialist and consider hormonal treatment, endometriosis drug treatment or excisional laparoscopic surgery by a gyn surgeon with experience in the treating this condition. ...Read more

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My endometrosis pain is hurting a lot , cramping & I had a hysterectomy six years ago, a heating pad isn't easing my pain, so what do I do?

Needs evaluation : Endometriosis can attach itself to places outside of the uterus. Even though you've had a hysterectomy, you could still have some endometrial tissue left. You may need further medical treatment or surgery to correct this. Please visit with your Gyn. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis be cured?

Can endometriosis be cured?

Managed: Cured might be a stretch. It can be surgicaly treated and removed, and medically managed. With treatment, the symptoms can be minimized or eliminated. ...Read more

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Is endometriosis hereditary

Is endometriosis hereditary

Yes.: 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. ...Read more

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How painful is endometriosis?

Variable: 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. ...Read more

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What's done for endometriosis?

What's done for endometriosis?

Endometriosis: Surgery is the gold standard, and reduces the amount/extent of disease. The most effective medical treatment is the drug lupron(r). It is costly with some side effects, but is safe and often as good for pain as surgery. The injectible contraceptive depo-provera gives mixed results. A much older drug, danazol, is mostly no longer used. ...Read more

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What is inactive endometriosis,?

Endometriosis: Patches of endometrial tissue—normally occurring only in the lining of the uterus (endometrium)—appear outside the uterus. The misplaced endometrial tissue responds to hormones as normal endometrial tissue, it can bleed and cause pain. When it is inactive, the patches of endometrium remain quiet and do not bleed or cause pain for some time. ...Read more

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What are endometriosis symptoms?

What are endometriosis symptoms?

Different symptoms..: It depends where the lesions are located and what is the severity. It could be quite asymptomatic to sever pelvic pain, infertility and irregular periods... Remember all these symptoms could be due to some other diseases too. ...Read more