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Femara Norethindrone Stage Endometriosis
Hormonal treatment: Femara (letrozole) inhibits the formation of estrogen within the endometriosis tissue. Aromatase inhibitors, formerly used to treat some breast cancer, have been successful in the treatment of endometriosis. Norethindrone, a Progesterone is also successful in some cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not very successfull: No medical treatment has ever been shown to be effective in treating stage IV endo. This stage means that there is deeply invasive endo usually between the rectum and vagina or cervix. Endo nodules are by definition deeper than 5mm, and the hormones can't penetrate well and they don't respond. You need a surgeon very experienced in complex procedures to remove the endo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with endometriosis and have been prescribed aygestin (norethindrone) 5 mg/day. My stomach seems to be extremely hard. Help?
Not sure about: Aygestin (norethindrone) itself causing a hard stomach per say but some patients complain of bloating and abdominal discomfort when they start the medication. It can be self limited. Also i'd want to know more about how your endometriosis was diagnosed to better inform you, but ultimately, i would recommend talking to your doctor about this. ...Read more
Should i take ortho micronor? I have endometriosis and became pregnant with my daughter in november of 2010; she is now 6 months old and I am exclusively breastfeeding. I have ortho micronor and I have a few questions: will this birth control method relie
What's best choice for endometriosis cerazette (desogestrel) or noriday (norethisterone) which one reducest/reverses grown tissue the most?
Can i get pregnant naturally after h.S. G. Unblocked tubes .Yestrday i did the test h.S.G and my tubes patent and i hv bilateral endometriosis overy?
Can be confusing: Endo pain is typically focused on the menstrual cycle. IBS pain is often related to bowel function, such as pain followed by diarrhea. IBS often also is associated with sharp crampy pain and may be in the upper abdomen. That said, I have operated on many patients with the label of "IBS" and in reality they had intestinal endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lmp11/25, slow rising hCG on jan.4 517 & progesterone 16.7, history of ep, endometriosis, inconvlusive us!? Are my #'s ok? Chances of another ectopic?
Can degenerative disc disease, endometriosis, migraines, and colon condition all be due to food sensitiv.'s and/or underlying auto immune disease @46?
I had 2 ectopic pregnancies back in the 90's and was also diagnosed with endometriosis, I still have both tubes but one is slightly twisted. My hus?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fairly common: Although experts may disagree over small differences, good ballpark figures for endometriosis are as follows: about 10-15% of women in the general population, between 40-60% of women with normal male partners who seek help for infertility, and as high as 80-90% who meet the above and have chronic pelvic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That's alot!: This is a condition where tissue that normally lines the uterus ends up outside the uterus in various places, usually around the ovaries or behind the uterus. In that location, it causes pain. The condition can only be diagnosed with a day surgery (laparoscopy) and taking a sample of tissue in the wrong place. Treatment options are many but usually we start with birth control pills. ...Read more
Ectopic endometrium: The lining of the uterus is the endometrium. When a woman has her period that endometrial tissue turns loose and is expelled as the menstrual period. Some of the endometrial cells and blood can flow through the fallopian tubes into the pelvis. Because those cells are viable, they can implant and grow. When that happens, the endometrium that is growing outside the uterus is called endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Laparoscopy: Need to be evaluated with a good exam, maybe ultrasound of the pelvis and finally a surgical procedure called laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is done under anesthesia and a small telescope with a camera is introduced into the abdomen via the umbilicus allowing the surgeon to look and inspect the pelvis and the whole abdomen looking for areas of endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are definitely indications for trigger point injections in women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) which can include endometriosis. While endo itself is not treated with trigger point injections, the CPP syndrome that results can lead to myofascial pains and pelvic floor dysfunction that will respond to trigger point injections. In some cases it is a very good treatment. ...Read more
Not really: There have not been any studies proving that any particular treatment reduces one's chances of developing endometriosis. However, in my experience, women who start using any hormonal contraceptive - pills, depo - early in their reproductive years (i.e. Within a few years of starting their periods) seem to have a lower incidence of endometriosis and less severe endometriosis when they do have it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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