Top
20
Doctor insights on: Endometriosis Recurrence

Share
Dr. Michael Traub
1,227 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
How can I prevent a recurrence of endometriosis besides the pill?

How can I prevent a recurrence of endometriosis besides the pill?

Diet: Although diet modification is not a proven treatment. Recent studies have found that the pelvic tissue in women with endometriosis has less antioxidant activity. An antioxidant rich diet could add to the treatment of endometriosis besides its proven benefits to your health in general. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Can Endometriosis and cysts come back while I am on pill? What can I do to prevent recurrence besides taking pill? I don't have plans to be pregnant.

Can Endometriosis and cysts come back while I am on pill? What can I do to prevent recurrence besides taking pill? I don't have plans to be pregnant.

Less Often: Take your pills without a break, which means not taking your placebo pills and continue your active pills every day. This should decrease your risk of recurrence. Using gonadotropin agonists like Lupron (leuprolide) is more effective. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

5

5
BAH/BSO age 26, severe endometriosis. ORS diagnosed after last ovary removed. Now Age 52, estradiol 29, progesterone <0.1. She thinks recurrence?

BAH/BSO age 26, severe endometriosis.  ORS diagnosed after last ovary removed. Now Age 52, estradiol 29,  progesterone <0.1. She thinks recurrence?

Recurrence: It's OK to think recurrence - it's not OK for the doctor to do nothing about it. You would be best seen by a gynecologist - if you are not satisfied with the current one ask your primary care doctor or family and friends who they would recommend. ...Read more

6

6
Advanced stage 4 endometriosis. 2015 treated by Hysterectomy + tubes/ovaries. How is recurrence Diagnosed? Currently use estrodiol 1mg for menopause​.

Advanced stage 4 endometriosis. 2015 treated by Hysterectomy + tubes/ovaries. How is recurrence Diagnosed? Currently use estrodiol 1mg for menopause​.

Estrogen: Endometriosis needs estrogens to make symptoms. If after stopping the Estradiol 1mg - which is a low dose and should not cause endometriosis to grow to begin with - symptoms what is thought to be endometriosis persists, that diagnosis needs to be challenged - it's unlikely to be endometriosis. ...Read more

7

7
What is endometriosis?

A cause of pain: Endometriosis is a condition where the uterine lining implants somewhere outside the uterus in the abdomen. It can implant on a tube, an ovary, the bowel, the abdominal side-wall, etc. It tends to bleed just like it would inside the uterus during a period, except that it is inside the abdomen. It causes the surrounding tissue to become irritated and inflammed and this is painful. ...Read more

8

8
Is endometriosis hereditary

Is endometriosis hereditary

Yes.: Not all patients with endometriosis have a family history, but many do. If you are having pelvic pain, severe pain with your periods or pain on penetration with intercourse, you should see your gynecologist. While you can not see endometriosis on an ultrasound, you can see other sources of pelvic pain. Robotic laparoscopic surgery is the best way to see endometriosis. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Can endometriosis be cured?

Managed: Cured might be a stretch. It can be surgicaly treated and removed, and medically managed. With treatment, the symptoms can be minimized or eliminated. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
11

11
How do you get endometriosis?

How do you get endometriosis?

Endo: In short we don't know. There are some theories that suggest that endometriosis occurs because of back bleeding through the fallopian tubes into the pertoneal cavity and the body is not able to digest this blood for which reason endometriosis develops. Most women have retrograde menses but only about 10 percent may get endometriosis due to a faulty immunological system. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
How painful is endometriosis?

How painful is endometriosis?

Variable: In some women, even a large amount of endometriosis causes no pain. In other women a small amount causes significant pain. Women feel a variety of different pain symptoms and the severity is different from person to person. It can be debilitating or it can be very mild. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
How is endometriosis treated?

Multiple ways: Once endometriosis is diagnosed (usually with surgery), depending on the severity, it can be treated with hormone suppressing medications. Sometimes in mild cases, oral contraceptive pills can help. In severe cases where large cysts have formed or where it is causing blockage of the bowels or urinary system, surgery is needed and may require a hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
What exactly is endometriosis?

What exactly is endometriosis?

Chronic Condition: Endometriosis is a chronic female condition where parts of the uterine lining (endometrium) sheds through the tubes and implants in the pelvic cavity. The result is no symptoms, to chronic pain, to difficulty conceiving, to pelvic masses. It is estimated that endometriosis occurs in 6–10% of women, presenting in the early reproductive years. Laparoscopy at times is used for diagnosis. ...Read more

15

15
What's done for endometriosis?

What's done for endometriosis?

Endometriosis: Surgery is the gold standard, and reduces the amount/extent of disease. The most effective medical treatment is the drug lupron(r). It is costly with some side effects, but is safe and often as good for pain as surgery. The injectible contraceptive depo-provera gives mixed results. A much older drug, danazol, is mostly no longer used. ...Read more

16

16
Where is endometriosis located?

Where is endometriosis located?

Pelvis, abdomen: Endometriosis is a serious problem in which little pieces of tissue (similar to the uterine lining that bleeds and sheds each month) are trapped inside one's pelvis and abdomen. Rarely, women may have tissue trapped in the chest or other places. With each menstrual period, the trapped tissue sheds and bleeds on the inside of the abdomen (the blood has no way to leave the body), causing much pain. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Can you die from endometriosis?

Never: Endometriosis, though sometimes quite painful, is never a diagnosis that would lead to death. Very severe forms of endometriosis can cause endometrial tissues to affect various internal organs and cause bleeding but that's incredibly rare. ...Read more

18

18
What is inactive endometriosis,?

Endometriosis: Patches of endometrial tissue—normally occurring only in the lining of the uterus (endometrium)—appear outside the uterus. The misplaced endometrial tissue responds to hormones as normal endometrial tissue, it can bleed and cause pain. When it is inactive, the patches of endometrium remain quiet and do not bleed or cause pain for some time. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
What are endometriosis symptoms?

What are endometriosis symptoms?

Different symptoms..: It depends where the lesions are located and what is the severity. It could be quite asymptomatic to sever pelvic pain, infertility and irregular periods... Remember all these symptoms could be due to some other diseases too. ...Read more

20

20
When does endometriosis clear up?

When does endometriosis clear up?

Yes !: Endometriosis close to the rectum may cause pain due to scarring like in this picture. This is especially try closer to your periods. Also nerve endings get hypersensitive around the disease. If advanced, the lesions may invade the rectal area ! for these reasons, it's important to make the diagnosis with laparoscopy and if possible, resection of as much disease as possible. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers