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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 more
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 normal to get ur period 2 times a month with endometriosis I get it sometimes 2 weeks apart?
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
I got endometriosis I started my period today 3 wks early no pain its usually every 8 wks for 4 days.
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are very common. If you normally have regular periods and then suddenly have one that is early or late this usually gets better on its own with cycles returning to normal over the next few months. If you are not wanting to be pregnant you should discuss birth control which will also help with cycle control and with endometriosis ...Read more
I got my period 3 times this month starting the 3rd now I am 44 years old and I have endometriosis could that be th cause?
No: Your frequent periods are coming from ovarian failure and onset of menopause. Very common. Some women cycles space further apart, others it can become more frequent early on. Best to see your doctor for evaluation and discussion on how to control your cycles. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more
What else could make me have my period twice a month some months if it's not from my endometriosis I can take it and it's really painful
Many Things: Endometriosis usually does not affect your periods in any way so that should not be the cause. Hormonal disorders are a common cause (pcos, thryoid disease, high prolactin levels), etc. Some medications can cause that. Polyps, fibroids and adenomyosis of the uterus can also cause that. You probably should have a full evaluation especially if you are having pain with the bleeding abnormality. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosis with endometriosis, I now experience debilitating back pain when I am not on period, is this normal for that diagnosis?
I have a gyno appoint tom. For possible endometriosis & I have my period. The nurse told me to still come to the app. How should I prepare for this?
Exam on menses: As a gyn I examine patients on their period all time. No special prep other than you will want to remove a tampon right before the appointment. Also, your gyn may not want to do a speculum exam. He/she may just need to do an internal exam and schedule any additional work up needed. ...Read more
Would endometriosis cause my Crohn's to flare during my period? Ceohns only flares during my period.
Endometriosis/Crohns: Endometriosis (endo) and crohn's disease seem to be related in that women with endo have a higher incidence of crohn's. Endo implants on your intestines can mimic crohn's symptoms- is this a flare caused by endo? Probably sometimes yes, sometimes no. Clearly if one has both, it's important to treat both as they seem to feed the painful symptoms of one another. ...Read more
My mother is experiencing the symptomps of endometriosis were note sure if its official. She's asking if it occurs everytime she has her period thanks.
I have endometriosis and had my period from nov 7th till dec 7th and got a depo shot dec 14th. I haven't got my period yet just brownish discharge, normal?
Yes, normal: Depo inhibits the lining of the uterus (endometrium) and the brownish discharge was probably your "period" (withdrawal bleeding). ...Read more
Sadly not much: Given that endometriosis pain is basically caused by the inflammation that is associated with active endometriosis, either antiinflammatory medications or hormone based medications are the two things that can help with the pain - they don't get rid of the endometriosis. This means that any natural antiinflammatory or phytoestrogens might theoretically help but nothing has been proven to do so. ...Read more
I finished my period 2 days ago and just started to bleed again. I have endometriosis is this normal?
Possibly: It is not a cause for concern to have a break through bleed after a mense every once in a while, but if it happens all the time and in significant amount (days, heavy) then you should see your doctor ...Read more
Is it normal if period cramps are felt around the rectal area but not too intense. Is it endometriosis?
Menstrual cramps: The nerves that go to your uterus all go all over the pelvis and some people do have pain in their rectum or even diarrhea during their menses. It is also possible that you may have some endometriosis that is causing this. I would recommend further in person evaluation from a doctor regarding this. ...Read more