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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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What are the symptom differences between endometriosis and a twisting ovary?

Severity: Endometriosis usually causes persistent and progressive pain that develops over time and worsens with time. An ovarian torsion usually presents with sudden and severe pain and is generally a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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Is painful intercourse a symptom of endometriosis?

Is painful intercourse a symptom of endometriosis?

YES: Many women with endometriosis have painful sex, which is a common symptom. But most women with painful sex do not have endometriosis. You should always check for all causes of pain. ...Read more

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Is ovulstion pain on one side a symptom of endometriosis or pcos? Can it just be normal to have ovulstion pain every month on one side?

Is ovulstion pain on one side a symptom of endometriosis or pcos? Can it just be normal to have ovulstion pain every month on one side?

Mittelschmerz: While for most mittelschmerz (ovulation pain) alternates from side to side. Most women have a dominate ovary that they ovulate from much more often. PCOs patients don't ovulate often and endometriosis is more assoc with painful sex, pain just before and early in the period more then mid cycle ...Read more

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Why would women with endometriosis have dizziness, headaches, nausea and joint pain? It seems to be a common symptom, but why? Thanks!

Why would women with endometriosis have dizziness, headaches, nausea and joint pain? It seems to be a common symptom, but why? Thanks!

Several Reasons: Patches of endometriosis respond to hormones in a similar way as the lining of the uterus. In some cases, inflammation and chemicals produced by the endometriosis areas can cause the pelvic organs to adhere or stick together causing scar tissue. Patches of endometriosis might also press against nearby nerve cells to cause pain. Some endometriosis lesions have nerves in them. ...Read more

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I didn't have any symptom of endometriosis before i got pregnant then why I have tilted uterus what doc should do is it normal or will cause miscarriag?

No miscarriage: Having a tilt to one's uterus (forward, backward or midline) doesn't affect infertility or miscarriage at all. Sometimes women with retroverted uteri (tilted back), also have endometriosis. Endometriosis can cause infertility but does not increase risk for miscarriage. There's nothing to "do" about a tilted uterus, it's a normal variation. Best of luck and thank you for using healthtap! ...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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Does endometriosis have symptoms?

Does endometriosis have symptoms?

Endo: The most comon symptom is severe dysmenorrhea or pain with menses that is not relived by use of nsaid's and or bcp for more than 3 mo. Fatigue, painful intercoures, pain with bowel movements, bloating around ovulation and menses are other comon nonspecific symptoms. ...Read more

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