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Does endometriosis smell?

Does endometriosis smell?

No: To the best of my knowledge there is no particuar odor associated with endometriosis. ...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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Could poor memory, increased asthma, fatigue & lower sense of smell & touch be side effects of Diphereline injection prescribed for endometriosis.

Could poor memory, increased asthma, fatigue & lower sense of smell & touch be side effects of Diphereline injection prescribed for endometriosis.

Maybe: Triptorelin (diphereline) is mainly meant for treating prostate cancer in men, used as well by some to treat endometriosis, has several side effects, some you described as fatigue, which can be attributed to the asthma you already have, helps to keep a diary of symptoms and discuss with your doctor on the next visit or before the next dose ...Read more

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Foul smell when menstruating...diagnosed with uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and. Ovarian cysts?

Foul smell when menstruating...diagnosed with uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and. Ovarian cysts?

Infection: Fibroids, endometriosis, and ovarian cysts should not cause a foul odor during menstration. It may be that you have bacterial vaginosis. A foul odor is the most frequent symptom of BV which is the most common vaginal infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis w/ weak pelvic floor cause smell from rectum to be emitted when uterus contract if scar tissues are attached to rectum?

Can endometriosis w/ weak pelvic floor cause smell from rectum to be emitted when uterus contract if scar tissues are attached to rectum?

Not likely: Severe endometriosis involving the colon or rectum will usually cause obstructive symptoms before any bleeding due to endometriosis occurs. Smell is more likely a function of your diet or if you have some type of infection of gyn or rectal origin. ...Read more

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Unprotected intercourse 2 weeks ago but on bc pills and have endometreosis. Pelvic pain, smells suddenly make me nauseous, gagging, tender breasts?

Unprotected intercourse 2 weeks ago but on bc pills and have endometreosis. Pelvic pain, smells suddenly make me nauseous, gagging, tender breasts?

Pregnancy: If you take your pills correctly there is a low risk, but pills are not 100% and no where near that. If you miss your period do a pregnancy test. Probably not what you want to hear. Again low chance. ...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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Can endometriosis be cured?

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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What are symptoms of endometriosis?

What are symptoms of endometriosis?

See below: Typical symptoms of endometriosis include: painful period, painful sexual intercourse, and infertility. There is no significant correlation between severity of pain and degree of endometriosis Many patients with endometriosis do not have any symptoms. The gold standard of diagnosis of endometriosis is through laparoscopy. ...Read more

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How to know if I have endometriosis?

Biopsy: The only way to confirm endometriosis is during a laparoscopy where you get biopsies taken from the possible lesions. Anything else is just clinical suspicion. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of endometriosis?

Pain: Pain in pelvis, belly, sometime low back just before or during period that gets better when period over is number one symptom. If you suspect this, please see your gym provider. Treatments available. Hope this was helpful. Dr. R ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of endometriosis?

What is the symptoms of endometriosis?

Many...: Severe menstrual cramps, pain with sex bladder and rectal pains. Endometriosis is also found in 50% of women with infertility. ...Read more

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Any noninvasive tests for endometriosis?

Any noninvasive tests for endometriosis?

CA-125: That is a blood test. If it is normal it is not helpful. In appropriate women, if it is elevated it may suggest endometriosis. An ultrasound may also suggest an endometrioma (endometriosis cyst on the ovary). But a true diagnosis requires surgery. ...Read more

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How is endometriosis typically treated?

Combination: Depending on symptoms endometriosis is treated with a combination of medications and surgery. The only sure way to diagnose endometriosis is to see the lesions during surgery. If seen the lesions are usually removed. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have endometriosis?

Laparoscopy: Only surgical excision of endometriosis and pathological examination can tell you for sure. You may have symptoms that suggest it but it requires tissue to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How could I tell if I have endometriosis?

How could I tell if I have endometriosis?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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How would I know that I have endometriosis?

Menstrual pain a lot: If having a lot of menstrual pain, see the ob-gyn. Endometriosis is a serious problem in which little pieces of tissue (similar to the lining of the uterus that bleeds and sheds each month) are trapped inside one's pelvis and abdomen. 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 and cramping. ...Read more

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I'm 17 is it un common to have endometriosis?

Not common: While most cases of endometriosis are diagnosed in women aged around 25 to 35 years, endometriosis has been reported in girls as young as 11 years of age. Endometriosis is rare in postmenopausal women. ...Read more

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What are the complications of endometriosis?

Comp -endometriosis: Adhesions are the main problem although one may have pain and bowel obstruction. There may be ovarian failure following surgical excision. ...Read more

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What are signs that my endometriosis is back?

Endometriosis: Most common symtoms of endometriosis are constant pelvic pain, pain during menstruation, infertility, pain during intercourse, pain during defecation and even urination depending on where the endometriosis implants are located. ...Read more

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What are other alternitives for endometriosis?

What are other alternitives for endometriosis?

Lots: There are lots of treatments and may can be combined - birth control pills, provera, aygestin, (norethindrone) letrozole, Depo-Provera lupron, etc. As well as laparoscopy and removal of endometriosis. You should really consult an obgyn or fertility specialist to learn about different medical and surgical options. ...Read more

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What happens when endometriosis is not treated?

What happens when endometriosis is not treated?

Misery...: There are many treatment options for endometriosis. Unless your symptoms are minor and stable - do not suffer needlessly. You always have a say in how aggressive a treatment plan to pursue. Work closely with your fp or gyn. ...Read more

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What are the different causes of endometriosis?

What are the different causes of endometriosis?

Various: Reflux of uterine lining in susceptible women, fetal tissue that wakens up and develops into endometriosis are a two possible mechanisms. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think I may endometriosis?

What should I do if I think I may endometriosis?

Doctor: Either see your obgyn or a fertility specialists. They can get an answer for you and determine different treatment options. Sometimes medical therapy works and sometimes surgical therapy and often a combination works best. ...Read more