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Dr. Michael Traub
1,197 doctors shared insights

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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I think I may have endometriosis and I don't have insurance what should I do?

I think I may have endometriosis and I don't have insurance what should I do?

It depends: Knowing what symptoms you are having would help. A lot of patients find relief from cramps, even from mild endometriosis by using birth control pills. Look and see if there is a local health unit where you can get care. ...Read more

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Why won't my endometriosis bleeding stop?

Why won't my endometriosis bleeding stop?

Bleeding?: Endometriosis does not cause heavy or irregular bleeding, though it can cause painful periods. Can you be more specific what you'd like to know? ...Read more

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I don't understand my endometriosis pathology report, what to to do?

I don't understand my endometriosis pathology report, what to to do?

Talk to Pathologist: If there is something that is unclear to you, feel free to also speak to the Pathologist who signed out your report. Their name and phone number should be on the pathology report, and they would be the best person to answer your questions. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with endometriosis, does that mean that I can't conceive?

Not necessarily: Having endometriosis does not preclude conception, but becoming or staying pregnant may be more difficult. A gynecology consult prior to plans to conceive would be a wise decision. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have surgery to diagnose and treat endometriosis? I don't really want surgery and all the risks etc

Nope: If you are okay living with the symptoms and the pain, there is no reason to put yourself through surgery. That is your decision. However, there are instances where the diagnosis might be something else, and you should talk to your doctor/surgeon to clarify that possibility and if there are other harms of not getting an operation. ...Read more

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I don't really have other symptoms for endometriosis except for sex not feeling good, and at times, feeling painful. Should I still get checked out?

I don't really have other symptoms for endometriosis except for sex not feeling good, and at times, feeling painful. Should I still get checked out?

How badly: does the pain bother you? If it doesn't bother you so badly, then no need to have surgery to check for endometriosis now. Until/unless you want to try getting pregnant it is 99% a quality of life issue, not any sort of medical emergency. ...Read more

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My was recently diagnosed with endometriosis, she was given progest- to take two weeks at a time; she hasn't noticed any change. What else can be done?

Endometriosis Dx: You did not say how endometriosis was diagnosed or what symptoms are you having. It can only be definitively diagnosed with a diagnostic laparoscopy at which time all evident disease should be surgically removed. While the progesterone may reduce some of the pain, it is not going to treat the condition as it has been prescribed or improved the odds of pregnancy if that is your goal. ...Read more

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Endometriosis- I can't take it anymore, what to to do?

Endometriosis- I can't take it anymore, what to to do?

Endometriosis: can cause severe symptoms. At this point - it is important to be evaluated by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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With scarred tissues endometriosis and one ovary what are the chances of t.T.C?

With scarred tissues endometriosis and one ovary what are the chances of t.T.C?

Severe Endo & Fert: You seem to be describing severe endometriosis. Further, you have only 1 ovary and only 50% of your eggs. Your age is important and fertility goes down with age. We have tests to check your fertility potential and you need other tests. See a fertility specialist for an assessment and options. Whatever we do now will work better than treatment in the future - don't delay. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Support Groups (Definition)

For information, resources, and support on specific diseases and conditions, see the links below. Additional local and national support groups can be found on the web, through local libraries, your health care provider, and the yellow pages ...Read more