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Doctor insights on: Endometriosis Pain In Pregnancy

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Will endometriosis subside after pregnancy?

Will endometriosis subside after pregnancy?

Possibly temporarily: The high Progesterone levels in pregnancy can suppress endometriosis, and the effect can even last well beyond delivery. This observation led to the current hormonal treatments for endometriosis including birth control pills and progestins in various forms. Unfortunately, without continued medical suppression after delivery the endometriosis symptoms often return. ...Read more

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Can my endometriosis grow back during pregnancy?

Can my endometriosis grow back during pregnancy?

Possible: I can grow during pregnancy but usually the high hormones during pregnancy actually suppress the endometriosis and make it better. It is more likely to grow after pregnancy is over. ...Read more

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Will pregnancy reduce and remove endometriosis ?

Will pregnancy reduce and remove endometriosis

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Pushes pause button: Pregnancy pushes the "pause button" on Endometriosis progression as ovulation and menstrual period spread will also pause during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can your endometriosis symptoms start during pregnancy?

Not Common: To be honest, the high Progesterone levels in pregnancy usually make endometirosis a lot better. But lots of other things can cause aches and pains in pregnancy. That is much more likely. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy chances after endometriosis removal?

Variable: thorough resection of endometriosis substantially improves pregnancy rates. That said, if pregnancy is the only thing we are worrying about (not pain from endometriosis), in vitro fertilization may be a better route to pregnancy that directly treating endo (and this is coming from a surgeon that makes a living removing endometriosis) ...Read more

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Does pregnancy cure endometriosis? I've heard that some women don't have endometriosis symptoms while they are pregnant. Is this true? .

Does pregnancy cure endometriosis? I've heard that some women don't have endometriosis symptoms while they are pregnant. Is this true?

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Pregnancy and endo: Pregnancy stops the monthly cycle of hormonal fluctuations that stimulate endometriosis growth. Temporarily, this will set back endometriosis but not cure it. Breast feeding, hormone contraceptives, and menopause all have a reversal effect on endometriosis. ...Read more

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I took two pregnancy tests and received a question mark with both, i have endometriosis and dont have a normal cycle. I have other symptoms weight gai?

I took two pregnancy tests and received a question mark with both, i have endometriosis and dont have a normal cycle. I have other symptoms weight gai?

Blood test: You may wish to get a blood test for HCG level. This would be needed only if you had sex since your last period and the sex was more than 3 weeks ago. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What is the connection between endometriosis and pregnancy loss?

What is the connection between endometriosis and pregnancy loss?

Don't know for sure: No good evidence yet that endometriosis is a cause of recurrent miscarriage (2 or more losses). Endo. May affect embryo implantation, which affects getting pregnant not staying pregnant. Auto-immune antibodies (antiphospholipid antibodies or apa) are more common in women with endometriosis even with no losses. Apa cause some cases of recurrent miscarriage. Need big studies to find if linked or not. ...Read more

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Endometriosis on right with patent tuba and salpengectomy with endometriotic cyst removal on left now fate of pregnancy ?

Endometriosis on right with patent tuba and salpengectomy with endometriotic cyst removal on left now fate of pregnancy ?

Need assistence: You can get pregnant but chances will be less . Seek the help of fertilization expert now, plan properly, if needed ivf good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been told one of my ovaries is half the size of the other one. Does this effect pregnancy? I have endometriosis

Hi, I have been told one of my ovaries is half the size of the other one. Does this effect pregnancy? I have endometriosis

Ovary: The ovaries can vary in size throughout the menstrual cycle, when you ovulate you form a dominant follicle or cyst which can make one ovary appear larger than the other. This should have no affect on pregnancy. ...Read more

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If I get pregnant before my lap surgery for endometriosis to be lasored in three days will the baby be ok after and will I continue the pregnancy ?

Pregnancy test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If you are pregnant your surgery will likely be cancelled since endometriosis is not usually an issue during pregnancy. ...Read more

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My wife had an endometriosis due to chocolate csyst then 3 months of zoladex (goserelin) 3.5 mg medication.How are the chances f having a healthy pregnancy.

Patent Tubes?: Hard to counsel your chances without all the information available. One thing to consider though is that endometriosis to the degree that leads to a cyst requiring surgical removal may sometimes affect the tubes, which if they're not open, then your chances are 0%. Hysterosalpingogram is a study that injects dye through the cervix to determine if the tubes are open. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy safe with endometriosis and von willebrand's disease?

Is pregnancy safe with endometriosis and von willebrand's disease?

Not as safe as norma: Stressful pregnancies were carried with von willebrans diseases in all 3 types. Type i where factor xi is low, in ii not functioning problem is with type iii besides factor xi, viii will be low behaves like hemophilia , all types, excessive bleeding is expected, need to administer factors, to the optimal levels by experienced team ( ob, perinatologist , hematologist etc ). ...Read more

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Is pregnancy possible after bilateral endometriosis surgery (laparoscopy cystectomy)?

Is pregnancy possible after bilateral endometriosis surgery (laparoscopy cystectomy)?

Yes: As long as there are no other fertility problems, you should have a chance to conceive after removing bilateral endometriomas. If you do not get pregnant after 6 months of attempts, you may want to consider setting an infertility specialist for assistance. ...Read more

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Signs of pregnancy with endometriosis? 26 days late, took pt a week ago, came back negative. Light spotting. Is this normal? Stage 4 endo.

Signs of pregnancy with endometriosis? 26 days late, took pt a week ago, came back negative. Light spotting. Is this normal? Stage 4 endo.

Abnormal periods: No this is absolutely not normal. You say you are 26 days late but do you usually have regular periods. Do you have any other symptoms, such as breast tenderness? It may be time to have an ultrasound to look for an answer. You may be having a functional cyst that is keeping you from getting pregnant. Also the like spotting must be investigated. The blood pregnancy test is also a good idea. ...Read more

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