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Can endometriosis spread to cause nerve damage?

Can endometriosis spread to cause nerve damage?

Not damage but pain: Endo has been well documented on the sciatic nerve and also the obturator nerve. This causes intense, sharp electric shock type pain in the area the nerve goes - the sciatic down the back of the leg, and the obturator typically behind the knee. Once the endo is surgically excised, usually the pain is immediately resolved and there is usually not any permanent nerve damage. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Can endometriosis cause permenant damage to the organs or nerves it is attached too?

Can endometriosis cause permenant damage to the organs or nerves it is attached too?

Endometriosis: Yes it can cause permanent damage to the ovaries and surrounding organs as well as nerves. In reare instances endometriosis can attach itself to distant organs as well. ...Read more

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Where would endometriosis be if it were to cause back of thigh/leg pain (such as obturator/pudendal nerves) In need of some suggestions to ask my consultant about?

Where would endometriosis be if it were to cause back of thigh/leg pain (such as obturator/pudendal nerves) In need of some suggestions to ask my consultant about?

In the cul de sac: The endometriosis implants are likely located in the cul de sac of Douglas, a space in the pelvic cavity behind the end of the vagina. The implants are sitting on the peritoneal surface and immediately below that location are the nerve branches to the back with radiating leg involvement. Laparoscopy is needed to visualize that location. ...Read more

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What are the causes of endometriosis?

What are the causes of endometriosis?

Unknown: The top theories in order: 1) implants form from back-flow of menstrual endometrium through the tubes into the pelvis, 2) disease spreads through lymphatics and/or blood vessels, 3) 'coelomic metaplasia, ' in which normal cells change into endometriosis. The first two likely account for many cases. The arguments get fairly involved, but none of these theories is entirely satisfactory. ...Read more

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What are the different causes of endometriosis?

What are the different causes of endometriosis?

Various: Reflux of uterine lining in susceptible women, fetal tissue that wakens up and develops into endometriosis are a two possible mechanisms. ...Read more

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What causes endometriosis to develop in rectal area?

What causes endometriosis to develop in rectal area?

Genetics: We are now learning that genes have a significant role in determining who gets endo, and how severe it is. Somewhere between 10-20% of women with endo have bowel involvement. Rectal and sigmoid locations are the most frequent sites for bowel endo, and it causes pain with bms all month long. You usually can't see endo on colonoscopy so many women arent diagnosed by GI docs to whom they're referred. ...Read more

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Why does endometriosis typically cause pain and health problems?

Why does endometriosis typically cause pain and health problems?

Endometriosis: There are certain proinflammatory substances that are secreted by the ectopic endometrial tissue that are very irritating to adjacent tissues and nerve endings causing pain. These substances, ie prostaglandin, will cause uterine contractions that are also painful. ...Read more

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Could my labor cause endometriosis?

Could my labor cause endometriosis?

No: Endmoetriosis usually becomes dormant during pregnancy. There are some case reports of endometriosis occuring outside the pelvic cavity but theese are rare. Labor and endometriosis don't usually go together, but your doctor may be able to better answer after further questioning. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis cause inovulation?

Yes, it can: Endometriosis can and does interfere with ovulation as well as fallopian tube motility(the ability to conduct the fertilized egg to the uterus). Researchers are not exactly sure why, whether the endometriosis implants secrete a substance that does that or not, but 40% of all infertility patients suffer from endometriosis. ...Read more

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I am wandering abot the desease called endometriosis! what is its cause?

I am wandering abot the desease called endometriosis! what is its cause?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis occurs when the tissue (endometrium) that lines the uterus also grows in other areas such as ovaries, external uterus, fallopian tubes, lining of pelvic cavity, bowel, bladder, vagina. ...Read more

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Could Mesenteric adentitis be caused from endometriosis ?

Could Mesenteric adentitis  be caused from endometriosis ?

Mesenteric adenitis : normally it is associated with a recent common cold. But in actuality it is an entity that is not fully understood. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause bad rectal pains?

Can endometriosis cause bad rectal pains?

Yes: It all depends on where the endometriosis lies, but if it affects the area behind the uterus known as the cul-de-sac, it can casue rectal pain and can be associated with significant bowel symptoms. ...Read more

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How does a nerve block help endometriosis?

Only the pain: Nerve blocks are better for defined areas of the body. Nerve sensation from endometriosis is more complex and less amenable to this treatment as a long term. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause pain in the ovary?

Can endometriosis cause pain in the ovary?

Yes: It can cause pain anywhere in the belly or pelvis, in the middle, right left. The pain can be all the time or just at certain times, may be worse with periods and even sex. Endometriosis pain cause be unpredictable. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause severe rectal pains?

Can endometriosis cause severe rectal pains?

Yes: Endometriosis that occurs behind and below the uterus in the pelvic cavity can cause significant rectal pain. This can be suspected by pelvic exam and confirmed by laparoscopy. ...Read more

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How can a nerve block help treat endometriosis?

How can a nerve block help treat endometriosis?

Just the pain: A nerve block decreases the pain reception from the area served by the specific nerve. However, the treatment of endometriosis depends on tissue confirmation and is best treated by removal plus further hormonal manipulation. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause superficial pain instead of deep pain?

Yes: No 2 women experience the exact same pain. The pain can be deep, superficial, intermittent or constant. It can occur randomly or all the time or just with periods. There is no set pattern. ...Read more

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Can clomaphene cause problems when I have endometriosis ? Did clomaphene work or make endometriosis worse?

Can clomaphene cause problems when I have endometriosis ? Did clomaphene work or make endometriosis worse?

Talk to your doctor: Clomiphene alters hormonal balances in the body, especially of estrogen. This is how it works as an infertility drug. Endometriosis can be worsened by the presence of high levels of estrogens. Clomiphene use is relatively contraindicated in women with endometriosis. But again, you should talk to your doctor since only they know why you may still need to take the drug despite your condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the 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