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Random gagging in the mornings shortly after I wake up? Not pregnant, have endometriosis and on birth control.

Random gagging in the mornings shortly after I wake up? Not pregnant, have endometriosis and on birth control.

Gagging in AM: Would still check HCG . Also consider reflux, elevated head of bed with pillow under mattress( under your head it moves) . Try prevecid or aciphex/ ranitidine. May also be post nasal drip for which head elevation helps add 1 zyrtec at bedtime. Check for allergies food and environmental as triggers. if had recent surgery / intubation can be effects of surgery., f/u/ w/ doc and allergist ...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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Sometimes I wake up from sleep with what seems like a proctalgia fugax, pain lasts minutes.No problem w/ bowel movement&no constipation.endometriosis?

Sometimes I wake up from sleep with what seems like a proctalgia fugax, pain lasts minutes.No problem w/ bowel movement&no constipation.endometriosis?

Most sources: feel that the rectal pain is due to MUSCLE SPASMS around the rectum .....the cause is unknown and there are usually no other lower bowel symptoms.
A muscle relaxant might be useful at night!
CLONODINE has also been suggested!

Ask your Primary Care Provider for a suggestion!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Day after laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis and I feel weak and shaking and fever at night of 99.8 is this ok?

Day after laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis and I feel weak and shaking and fever at night of 99.8 is this ok?

Call surgeon: The fact you are weak and "shaky" makes me most concerned. The temp of 99.8 is very low grade and not a panic value at this time. However, all of these symptoms together certainly warrant a call to the doctor who did the surgery as they know your case best and can further advise you. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause frequent night time urination? Or be a side effect of endo?

Can endometriosis cause frequent night time urination? Or be a side effect of endo?

R/o UTI: Please make sure you dont have what we call asymtomatic bacteriurea. See a doctor and get a urine culture first if negative then you may worry about other things. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis and 6 wk preg. Last night it was brown discharge turned pink this morning now it has red blood cots. I have had no cramping?

I have endometriosis and 6 wk preg. Last night it was brown discharge turned pink this morning now it has red blood cots. I have had no cramping?

Miscarriage symptoms: The symptoms that you are experiencing(bleeding) are consistent with a threatened miscarriage (abortion) and the Endometriosis may or may not have a bearing upon the ultimate result. If cramping starts, a miscarriage with the concomitant bleeding could be eminent. ...Read more

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What is endometriosis?

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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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?

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 common is endometriosis?

Endo: Endometriosis could affect 5-15% of wome of reproductive age. ...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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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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What does endometriosis look like?

What does endometriosis look like?

Heres a classic pic: This is an endometriotic implant in the pelvis. These lesions are hormonally sensitive and will bleeds during menses. Endometriosis in the ovary can cause scarring that ultimately walls itself off to become an endometrioma which then becomes a blood filled (or chocolate cyst - becuase the old blood becomes brown and thick) cyst. ...Read more

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How can I deal with endometriosis?

Find endo-wise Gyn: Endometriosis has been long misunderstood. Find a gyn 1) who will listen,2) knows that endometriosis is laid down during when you were a 6-7 week embryo and 3) has the surgical skill to completely excise all the endometriosis even if it is near critical structures. ...Read more

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