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Doctor insights on: Endometriosis In The Womb

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

A painful condition where the lining tissue of the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue causes pain when it bleeds ...Read more


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What's myomitosis in the uterus?

Fibroids: Fibroids are also known as myomas or leiomyomas. Leiomyomatosis (if that is what you were referring to) is a relatively rare condition in which the uterus is enlarged and completely replaced by innumerable fibroids. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst affect the baby in the womb?

Could ovarian cyst affect the baby in the womb?

Ovarian cyst: There are many cysts/masses that can exist in the ovaries of a pregnanct patient. Some are benign , some are dangerous. It depends really. ...Read more

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Endometerosis in the intestines?

Endometerosis in the intestines?

Rare complication...: Endometriosis is the abnormal spread of uterine cells to far distant sites in the abdomen and pelvis. They can attach to the surface of the intestine and in rare circumstances grow and invade through the wall of the intestine and produce severe pain and bloody stools. Diagnosis often requires a detailed colonoscopy exam with biopsy. ...Read more

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Can fibroids outside the uterus cause miscarriage in the first few weeks of pregnancy?

Inside, yes: Fibroids inside the uterus can cause miscarriages but outside not so much. The fibroids would have to be very large and/or intrude upon the intrauterine cavity itself to do so. Then, it will interfere with continued fertilized ovum implantation and growth. ...Read more

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Fibroid tumors in the fallopian tube?

Not very likely: Fibroid rumors usually arise from the muscular layer of the uterus! which doesn't extend into the tubes. ...Read more

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My uterus contains a 6cm fibroid in the posterior myometrium. Does this mean it is inside the uterus - or in the wall of the uterus?

My uterus contains a 6cm fibroid in the posterior myometrium.  Does this mean it is inside the uterus - or in the wall of the uterus?

Not enough info ...: The myometrium is the muscular wall of the uterus so most or all of the fibroid is in the wall. Posterior means the back wall of your uterus as opposed to the front. A fibroid in the myometrium may be completely within the wall (intramural) or project into the inside cavity of the uterus (submucosal) or it may be just under the outer covering of the uterus (subserosal). Ultrasound or MRI can tell. ...Read more

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Can ascites caused by endometriosis prevent the sperm from fertilizing the egg and the fertilized egg attaching to the uterus?

Can ascites caused by endometriosis prevent the sperm from fertilizing the egg and the fertilized egg attaching to the uterus?

No: Endometriosis is a complex affliction. It can cause infertility by causing mechanical problelms with the fallopian tubes...Ascites will have no direct effect on the process of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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What are fibroids in the uterus?

Benign tumors: Uterine fibroids are benign muscle tumors of the uterine wall. They are 99.9% benign. They are quite common. Their cause is unknown. They are dependent on estrogen and shrink after menopause. They can cause problems based on size, bleeding, pain, or any combination of the 3. There may be no symptoms at all. There is no medication for them. Treatment is not usually necessary if small. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis of the ovaries cause permanent infertility in a woman?

Can endometriosis of the ovaries cause permanent infertility in a woman?

No: Ovarian endometriosis (called endometrioma) is associated with infertility but some women will not have a problem. We try not to remove the ovarian endometiomas these days because we may make the fertility potential worse. Medical therapy usually will not make them go away if they are over 1-2cm. Discuss your situation with your rei for options and stay positive. ...Read more

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Will smoking cause blockade in fallopian tubes or development of cysts in ovary or scar in the fallopian tube?

Will smoking cause blockade in fallopian tubes or development of cysts in ovary or scar in the fallopian tube?

No: While there is no direct causal link between smoking and fallopian tube blockage, it is so bad for your overall health that you should stop as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the stage of fetus that implants in your uterus?

What is the stage of fetus that implants in your uterus?

Blastocyst: At the time of implantation, usually about 9 days after conception, there would be essentially a ball of cells - called a blastocyst. ...Read more

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Can a fetus go from being in the uterus to the tube?

Can a fetus go from being in the uterus to the tube?

Only exception: pregnancies in the space between the uterus and tube are called cornual. They may at first appear to be a uterine pregnancy, but later diagnosed as ectopic (tubal). But if you're asking if they move from the uterus back into the tube once implanted, then no. ...Read more

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Is conception considered when the embryo implants in the uterus?

Is conception considered when the embryo implants in the uterus?

Conception: No. Conception is when a baby is conceived. When the sperm meets the egg. ...Read more

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Which side is the ovary in woman's abdomen?

Which side is the ovary in woman's abdomen?

Both: A normal woman's anatomy will have an ovary on each side of the pelvis. ...Read more

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Which of these types of ectopic pregnancy: tubal, ovarian, abdominal, uterine(outside uterine cavity but still in uterus) is most viable for birth?

Which of these types of ectopic pregnancy: tubal, ovarian, abdominal, uterine(outside uterine cavity but still in uterus) is most viable for birth?

None: They are all lethal to baby and mother. There are extremely rare cases of an abdominal pregnancy being viable, but these did not start out as ectopics but 'fell' out of a ruptured uterus. Ectopic is not viable, end of story. ...Read more

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Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


Womb (Definition)

The womb is the inside of the uterus ...Read more