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Doctor insights on: Endometriosis Recurrence

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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