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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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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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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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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

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Always reg. 5-7 day period recent dates 3/27-4/02(reg.), 4/24-5/19, & (5/21 had laparoscopic saw endometriosis) 5/24-? Irr. Heavy, clots&pain, whys this?

Surgery: Surgery is traumatic to the body so it is common for menstrual cycles to be unusual just after a surgical procedure. This usually regulates itself without treatment. ...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 this sound like endometriosis? Pain in rectum esp during period.

Could Be: Rectal pain and changes in bowel habbits during your period could represent endometriosis. A more detailed history may help point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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OB said my endometriosis will disappear when i reach menopausal period. Is it true?

OB said my endometriosis will disappear when i reach menopausal period. Is it true?

Endometriosis: Some women will have milder pain symptoms from endometriosis when they reach menopause. This is not always the case. Hormone therapy such as estrogen or birth control pills, given to reduce menopausal symptoms, may cause these endometriosis symptoms to continue. ...Read more

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What natural things can I use for endometriosis bad pain at the start of. My period?

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

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Would endometriosis cause my Crohn's to flare during my period? Ceohns only flares during my period.

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

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I finished my period 2 days ago and just started to bleed again. I have endometriosis is this normal?

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

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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