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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?

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?

Depends on your age: If you are close to menopausal age, lighter periods may indicate peri-menopausal intermittent lack of ovulation. If you you are < 40's - first make sure you are not pregnant (unlikely with your history). If persistent, see Gyn for evaluation 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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Can endometriosis cause a short but light period?

Can endometriosis cause a short but light period?

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

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Does endometriosis pain get worse when you have your period?

Does endometriosis pain get worse when you have your period?

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

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Can endometriosis make a woman more moody during her period?

Can endometriosis make a woman more moody during her period?

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

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Is it possible to have endometriosis if you've only had a period for a couple years?

Is it possible to have endometriosis if you've only had a period for a couple years?

Yes: It is possible, as endometriosis usually takes a few years after the onset of menstruation for endometriosis to develop and for symptoms to occur. Read more

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Is it possible to have endometriosis if your periods are normal and average 31 days cycle, 5 days bleeding?

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

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Would endometriosis cause a missed period?

Would endometriosis cause a missed period?

Depends: Irregular and missed periods happen due to irregular or missed ovulations, also from pregnancy and menopause. Endometriosis does not affect your cycle regularity. Read more

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Does endometriosis cause period twice a month?

Does endometriosis cause period twice a month?

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

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Is it possible for endometriosis to cause pain between your periods?

Is it possible for endometriosis to cause pain between your periods?

Hard to say: Patients with endometriosis can have pain between periods. As one approaches menopause endometriosis becomes less potent due to declining estrogen levels associated with menopause. It could be ovulation pain. Ultimately, I would speak to your obgyn about a work up. Read more

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If you have endometriosis will you experience normal periods?

If you have endometriosis will you experience normal periods?

You may: In many patients the endometriosis will not effect their menses or pain with menses. The usual symptoms however are pain with the menses and pain with intercourse. In some patients endometriosis will cause menstrual irregularities. Read more

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Does irregular menstrual periods have anything to do with endometriosis size?

Does irregular menstrual periods have anything to do with endometriosis size?

YES: Endometriosis causes painful irregular bleeding
multiple sites, I e in the wall of uterus specially causes more painful bleeding
more areas of endometriosis more is pain and more bleeding from more congestion. Read more

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I got endometriosis I started my period today 3 wks early no pain its usually every 8 wks for 4 days.

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

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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

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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

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

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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?

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

Dr. Jane McMillan
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Light Periods (Definition)

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