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Has anyone had success on femara (letrozole) and norethindrone for endometriosis?

Has anyone had success on femara (letrozole) and norethindrone for 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 more

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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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Are femara (letrozole) and norethindrone used for stage 4 endometriosis?

Are femara (letrozole) and norethindrone used for stage 4 endometriosis?

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 more

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I have been diagnosed with endometriosis and have been prescribed aygestin (norethindrone) 5 mg/day. My stomach seems to be extremely hard. Help?

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

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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?

Yes: If your tubes are now open, you have a chance to get pregnant. However if your tubes were blocked then you have a higher chance of an ectopic pregnancy. And overall your pregnancy rate with endometriosis will be substantially lower. But at least now you do have a chance. ...Read more

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What are some difference s in the symptoms of endometriosis and ibs?

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 more

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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?

Higher than normal: Your HCG level is low for the timing in pregnancy. You need to be followed closely. Once you have had an ectopic that chance goes up a lot in the future. If your HCG does not rise well you should be treated in some way top make sure things are safe for you. ...Read more

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