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I have endometriosis and presently on nuvaring from 6 mnths. I have 2 more weeks before my periods but have cramps and brown discharge. Pls advice?

I have endometriosis and presently on nuvaring from 6 mnths. I  have 2 more weeks before my periods but have cramps and brown discharge. Pls advice?

OK: With endometriosis sometimes a therapy can work for a while and then not work as well. Often medicines need to be switched from time to time. Sometimes the uterus needs a break from a medicine and stopping treatment for 2 weeks then restarting will fix things. And sometimes there is another reason (polyp, fibroid, cyst, etc) for a new symptom. I would recommend an ultrasound first. ...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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Removed nuvaring for break week after skipping for 3month. Endometriosis like symptoms returned within 24hrs. Normal or getting worse? What can I do?

Removed nuvaring for break week after skipping for 3month. Endometriosis like symptoms returned within 24hrs. Normal or getting worse? What can I do?

Your period?: Many women experience pain from endometriosis just prior to their period. When you remove the Nuvring for your break week, your body begins to prepare to have a period. It doesn't mean your endometriosis is worse, just that it is changing with your hormones as it would each month if you were not skipping the break week. You can take Ibuprofen and shorten the break week to 4 days. ...Read more

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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

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What are symptoms of endometriosis?

What are symptoms of endometriosis?

See below: Typical symptoms of endometriosis include: painful period, painful sexual intercourse, and infertility. There is no significant correlation between severity of pain and degree of endometriosis Many patients with endometriosis do not have any symptoms. The gold standard of diagnosis of endometriosis is through laparoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Nuvaring (Definition)

Nuvaring is a small silastic flexible hormonally embedded device that allows resorption of its hormone intravaginally over 3 ...Read more