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Doctor insights on: Endometriosis In Older Women

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Hi, I'm a 37 year old women with a serious condition of endometriosis. Is anavar a helpful steroid to use like a option?

Hi, I'm a 37 year old women with a serious condition of endometriosis. Is anavar a helpful steroid to use like a option?

Not likely.: Anavar is an anabolic steroid that is used by body builders to build muscle mass. Typically endometriosis is effected by the sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone. Unless taking the anavar effected your level of sex hormones then it would not significantly effect endometriosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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


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Two periods a month. Is this normal. I am a 42 year old female. Tubes have been tied for 22 yrs. I also have endometriosis.

Two periods a month. Is this normal. I am a 42 year old female. Tubes have been tied for 22 yrs. I also have endometriosis.

What is Normal: When it comes to gynecology the word normal is designed to measure your experience with your history, not others. If this is not normal for you then it is abnormal. ...Read more

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Am 39 yrs old, female, never had kids. Would a hysterectomy help with pain from endometriosis and interstitial cystitis?

Am 39 yrs old, female, never had kids. Would a hysterectomy help with pain from endometriosis and interstitial cystitis?

Pelvic pain can: Be difficult to diagnose and treat. Hysterectomy might or might not help. Get an opinion from both gyn and urologist, preferably at a medical center. ...Read more

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Is a uterus size 9x4x5cm witj a hemging cyst size18x9x13 normal with endomertiom of 6mm thicnkness in a 32 year old woman. That has endometriosis?

Is a uterus size 9x4x5cm witj a hemging cyst size18x9x13 normal with endomertiom of 6mm thicnkness in a 32 year old woman. That has endometriosis?

Depends: If you mean 18mmX9mmX13mm then yes, but if the measurement was cm (centimeters) then that's very large and needs to be addressed. A hemorrhagic corpus luteum (cyst that forms after ovulation) is normal and 18 mm (millimeters) in size is quite normal. Your endometrial thickness is fine as is your uterine size. ...Read more

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I am a 17 year old female I suffer from adenomyosis, endometriosis a for about 5 years pain getting worse try birth control could I get a hysterectomy?

I am a 17 year old female I suffer from adenomyosis, endometriosis a for about 5 years pain getting worse try birth control could I get a hysterectomy?

Surgical decision: Surgical decision your case is a complex one to make, only experts in the field can help, I don't believe hysterectomy is the way to go, other more conservative protocols are available to treat your condition, please follow up with your gynecologist, good luck ...Read more

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I am a 38 year old female. I have PCOS, endometriosis, and small fibroids 3 to be exact. I usually have weird periods but I've had a period now since June 19th and I go thru a box of 16 pads in 2 days. I know this is not normal. I called my GYN but s?

I am a 38 year old female. I have PCOS, endometriosis, and small fibroids 3 to be exact. I usually have weird periods but I've had a period now since June 19th and I go thru a box of 16 pads in 2 days. I know this is not normal. I called my GYN but s?

Not normal: Congratulations on your assessment that the bleeding since june19th isn't normal. Your question was cut off, but a GYN MD visit is imperative to be tested for anemia and the source of the bleeding. (probably the fibroids). ...Read more

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34 year-old woman continues to suffer gynecologic pains, especially with bodily movement, after da Vinci surgery for fibroids and endometriosis.....?

34 year-old woman continues to suffer gynecologic pains, especially with bodily movement, after da Vinci surgery for fibroids and endometriosis.....?

Ovarian conservation: Unfortunately this is fairly common; my best guess is it's related to recurrent or ongoing endometriosis. There are many (good) reasons for preserving ovaries when having a hysterectomy, but good data show that if ovaries are conserved women are 6 times more likely (62% vs. 10%) to have recurring symptoms, and 8 times more likely to need additional surgery (31% vs. 4%) than those who have them removed. Adhesive disease is certainly another possibility. ...Read more

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28 year-old woman was found during laparoscopy for endometriosis to have segmental areas of colon missing its musculature, and wonders about pro.....?

28 year-old woman was found during laparoscopy for endometriosis to have segmental areas of colon missing its musculature, and wonders about pro.....?

Segmental lack muscl: Segmental absence of colonic musculature is congenital and is usually diagnosed in childhood. It can be associated with constipation and also spontaneous perforation which is when it is diagnosed. Would follow up with colon surgeon, regarding the risk for perforation and whether prophylactic removal is warranted. ...Read more

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Is endometriosis common among women?

Fairly common: Although experts may disagree over small differences, good ballpark figures for endometriosis are as follows: about 10-15% of women in the general population, between 40-60% of women with normal male partners who seek help for infertility, and as high as 80-90% who meet the above and have chronic pelvic pain. ...Read more

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Could 16 year olds get endometriosis?

Could 16 year olds get endometriosis?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a bening disease defined by the presence of endometrial glands (lining of inside the uterus) outside the uterus and its associated with pelvic pain, painful menstruation and infertility. The disease tends to progress and recurrs. Any female with menstruation can develop endometriosis. ...Read more

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32 yrs old with severe endometriosis what can I do?

32 yrs old with severe endometriosis what can I do?

Depends: On if you want fertilty preservation or not, the doctor who diagnosed your endometriosis should be able to dsicuss all options with you, most likely u will needs some type of surgery, now it can be done through the robot so if your gyn does not do that and u need surg your gyn should refer you to someone who does, also you can use depo-lupron, but that is not long term, good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 62 year old to have endometriosis?

Is it possible for a 62 year old to have endometriosis?

Yes: Endometriosis grows in the presence of estrogen. If a person is taking estrogen or has to much estrogen in her diet, or is producing estrogen in her body--endometriosis may continue to be active. ...Read more

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Are you seeing more endometriosis in younger women today?

Are you seeing more endometriosis in younger women today?

Mostly women over 30: Endometriosis is usually found in women over 30. It is defined as endometrial glands outside of the uterus (ovaries are the most common site) and is thought to be caused by prolonged retrograde menstruation. It is the most common cause of female infertility and risk factors include nulliparity (no history of childbirth), family history, and low bmi. ...Read more

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Why some women not having any symptoms with endometriosis?

Unknown: The degree of endometriosis does not always correlate with the severity of pain. Many women with endometriosis have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any women who are more prone to have endometriosis?

Are there any women who are more prone to have endometriosis?

Family History: Genetics is important. A first degree relative with endometriosis is a high risk. Endometriosis is also related to asthma and allergic conditions. Information is available at the endometriosis foundation of america, padma lakshmi (picture) is the co founder. ...Read more

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Help with female issues? Endometriosis symptoms, but not sure if it's that

Help with female issues? Endometriosis symptoms, but not sure if it's that

What symptoms?: The more specific you re about what you are feeling, the better the answer we can give. Painful periods, pain with intercourse? That could be endometriosis. Irregular periods? That's not. You need a history and an exam to help you sort this out. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious endometriosis!!! 25 yr female (educated on subject, seeking help)?

What to do if I have serious endometriosis!!! 25 yr female (educated on subject, seeking help)?

Seek an expert: You need to see a physician truly expert in endometriosis, which is not synonymous with "go see your OB/GYN". The reality is that the majority of 4 year residency trained OB/GYNs do not have extensive endometriosis experience, and usually do not do effective surgery for the disease.

Find a physician through The Endometriosis Foundation of America. ...Read more

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Can a woman get endometriosis from using tampons?

No: No. Have a talk with your gynecologist. I am not aware of any relationship between tampons and endometriosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 16 year old to have endometriosis?

Yes: Endometriosis is entirely possible in young women. If the clionical history suggests it and the pt fails to have significant improvement while taking birth control pills, a laparoscopic exploration is needed. However, be sure to have an experienced gyn minimally invasive surgeon do the surgery. The first doctor "in" has the best chance of curing the problem, so choose your surgeon wisely. ...Read more

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Could it be possible for a 16 year old to have endometriosis?

Yes!: If symptoms include severe cramping, pelvic piain, nausea, and incapacitation monthly. Please see a gyn md who may recommend laparoscopy to confirm the presence of endometriosis. The youngest patient thusfar that I have seen with the diagnosis was symptomatic at 14 and diagnosed and treated at 15 via laparoscopy. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 13 year old to already have endometriosis?

Possible: Millions of women have endometriosis, many of them teenagers. Sometimes it is hard to diagnose in a young woman, after a girl first gets her period it is assumed maybe her painful periods are cramps. But when there is long standing pain around the cycle and no other reason can be discovered it may be suspected.
The only way to diagnose accurately is by having a laparoscopic procedure. ...Read more

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How much does a womans fertility decrease when having endometriosis?

How much does a womans fertility decrease when having endometriosis?

A lot: Endometriosis is present in about 3% of women, but in fertility clinics about 60% patients may have it. Therefore endometriosis can definitely affect fertility. Endometriosis can cause adhesions, tubal blockage, defects with ovulation, increased inflammation, decreased egg quality, etc... Surgery for endometriosis, more specifically endometriomas, can also affect your ovarian reserve. ...Read more

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I'm 28 yrs old and I have endometriosis and I don't have a any kids if I don't do the surgery what will happen?

Pain and bleeding: endometriosis can be localized to pelvis but may be more widespread. blood loss, pain some of the complications, bowel obstruction if the tissue seeds throughout the pelvis. ...Read more

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Can predinsone help endometriosis. I take it for sjögren's syndrome but was just curious if it could help my female issues?

Can predinsone help endometriosis. I take it for sjögren's syndrome but was just curious if it could help my female issues?

No: Female asks if corticosteroids can ameliorate endometriosis. They do not, and hormones are generally ineffective. Cause of endometriosis is unknown and mechanism of pain generation is speculative. Imo endometriosis has an iatrogenic component related to serial invasive procedures commonly used to treat this disorder, causing increasing densities of adhesions, which lead to ibs-d and ibs-c. ...Read more

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How would I know for sure if I have endometriosis without a doctors help? And do all cases of endometriosis end with the woman unable to bear children

How would I know for sure if I have endometriosis without a doctors help? And do all cases of endometriosis end with the woman unable to bear children

Laparoscopy only: The diagnosis of endometriosis is only able to be confirmed by direct visualization (and ideally excisional biopsy) using a minimally invasive outpatient surgical technique known as laparoscopy. This can be done with minimal recovery and downtime. Endometriosis is not detectable by pelvic exam, pap smear, cat scan, mri, or ultrasound. Most women with endometriosis, properly treated, can have kids. ...Read more

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Is ablation like novasure an option for women with endometriosis?

Is ablation like novasure an option for women with endometriosis?

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

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What are the symptoms of endometriosis, pcos, and tumors in young women?

Various symptoms: Endometriosis may cause pain with periods, sex, bowel movements, and with ovulation.

Pcos usually manifests as irregular cycles and impaired fertility.

Tumors may present with mass effects, pain, pressure, bloating, or may be completely asymptomatic. ...Read more

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How can women alleviate back pain caused by endometriosis?

How can women alleviate back pain caused by endometriosis?

Detox and hormones: You need to have a detoxification from environmental toxins and hormonal balancing. ...Read more

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Why do I keep hearing that 20 years old is too young to have endometriosis?

Myth: Detailed questioning of endometriosis sufferers can reveal symptoms that start in their teens. They are often confusing and attributed to other issues at the time. ...Read more

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How long does it take a woman to become infertile when having endometriosis or is it quick?

How long does it take a woman to become infertile when having endometriosis or is it quick?

This varies: This is a very individualized question. Endometriosis is definately associated with infertility. But it is unclear what degree of it is needed to impair fertility. Some women have very mild implants of endometriosis yet cannot conceive. If you were diagnosed with the condition, it does not mean you are fated not to concieve. It is a long process of evaluation and follow up. Just stay encouraged. ...Read more

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Can zoladex (goserelin) be used in eighteen year olds with endometriosis? Is it recommended?

Endometriosis?: I didn't find any fda approval of this drug for endometriosis but it is approved for all adults which include 18 yo. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 44 years old and had a total hysterectomy 4 years ago (had endometriosis sp?

Not sure what the: Question is? We can better answer your question if it is more specific. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with lazy ovary but I speculate I may have endometriosis. My older sister had it. Is it hereditary?

I was diagnosed with lazy ovary but I speculate I may have endometriosis. My older sister had it. Is it hereditary?

What's 'lazy ovary? ": You may be aware endometriosis is diagnosed only by surgery. Yes it is 'partly' hereditary, it seems to be more frequent in relatives but the exact inheritance is not known. ...Read more

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44 yrs old, years ago had cin 3 and had endometriosis removed. Been bleeding 14 days now, what could be some causes for this happening now?

44 yrs old, years ago had cin 3 and had endometriosis removed. Been bleeding 14 days now, what could be some causes for this happening now?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular menstrual bleeding is one of the most common issues Obgyn treat. If your CIN 3/endometriosis surgery was recent then prompt evaluation by your surgeon is warranted. If this bleeding is unrelated to surgery then schedule an Obgyn visit for a pelvic exam and sonogram. ...Read more