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Endometriosis Light Periods
I have had two light periods back to back with the second even lighter. I've suffered from endometriosus losing an ovary and tube. I had a tubal ligation after third baby. No other unusual symptoms. What could be going on?
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 and infertility. The disease tends to progress and recurrs. Endometriosis usually does not cause abnormal uterine bleeding or short periods. ...Read more
Yes: The endometrial glands that are not in the endometrial cavity ("endometriosis") bleed and shed the same time as the endometrial ones, except they're trapped where they are (in the ovary, in the abdomen, in the lung, etc) and causes pain by mass effect. Later, as that tissue gets trapped long term the body sips it up and it becomes scar tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Pain can make you irritable. There is a condition called premenstrual dysphoric disorder that is a more severe form of pms not due to endometriosis, and that could be the reason you are moody. Can be treated, keep a log of your emotions in relationship to your menses and go see your gyn for treatment. ...Read more
Is it possible to have endometriosis if your periods are normal and average 31 days cycle, 5 days bleeding?
Yes: It is possible to have endometriosis if you do not have any problems with painful periods. Endometriosis is diagnosed by laparoscopy. It may be diagnosed on someone who is having surgery not related to the pelvis or pain. However, endometriosis is usually not clinically significant unless it is causing symptoms such as pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, and pain with bowel movements. ...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. It usually does not cause abnormal uterine bleeding. ...Read more