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Endometriosis In Older Women
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
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.
Am 39 yrs old, female, never had kids. Would a hysterectomy help with pain from endometriosis and interstitial cystitis?
For a 23 year old female with endometriosis what would be the cause of pelvic pain when she uses tampons of any size during her period.
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
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 21 years old, female, and taking birth control pills (Qlaira) for my endometriosis. Can I take glutathione capsules together with my pills?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have heard that career women have a higher chance or risk of developing endometriosis. Is there any truth to this?
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
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
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
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
Intestinal adhesions: That may cause GI problems later.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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
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
Detox and hormones: You need to have a detoxification from environmental toxins and hormonal balancing. ...Read more
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
Not sure what the: Question is? We can better answer your question if it is more specific. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with lazy ovary but I speculate I may have endometriosis. My older sister had it. Is it hereditary?
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
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