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Is endometriosis a disease of modern times?

Is endometriosis a disease of modern times?

Not really.: Women have had pelvic pain and unexplained infertility for centuries. The medical advances and understanding of this condition is a much modern endeavor. ...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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Endometriosis - how to cope / are you aware of this disease?

Endometriosis - how to cope / are you aware of this disease?

Endo & Life: Endometriosis is not contagious and will not affect your partner. Endometriosis is endometrial tissue that has implanted in abnormal places such as pelvis, ovary, bladder, or colon due to retrograde menstruation. When you have a a period, this tissue also bleeds causing pain, pelvic scarring and progressive infertility. It should be treated with laparoscopy, argon beam coagulation, and zoladex (goserelin). ...Read more

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Is endometriosis considered an autoimmune disorder?

Is endometriosis considered an autoimmune disorder?

No: It just isn't. I've noticed on healthtap that several visitors have this idea and i'm wondering where it came from. It a curious growth of endometrium in abnormal places; nothing i've seen in the decades that i've been acquainted with this common and troublesome illness suggests immunity is a factor. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of a condition that has symptoms similar to endometriosis other than adenomyosis?

Fibroids can: Patients with fibroids often have heavy bleeding and pain and so do patients with adenomyosis. However, in general if you ask patients with symptomatic fibroids which is worse bleeding or pain they usu say bleeding whereas adenomyosis patients usu say the pain. Patients with adenomyosis often have painful intercourse fibroid patients much less so. Pelvic MRI very helpful to evaluate these patients. ...Read more

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What to do if I have health condition: could I have endometriosis?

What to do if I have health condition: could I have endometriosis?

Problems: Endometriosis is important in women's health for 2 main reasons: infertility and pelvic pain. If you have either of these then diagnosing and treating endometriosis could be an important part of the solution. If you have neither one of these issues, it not absolutely necessary to rule out endometriosis. ...Read more

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Is Endometriosis considered an auto-immune disease/problem?

Causes of: By Mayo Clinic Staff Although the exact cause of endometriosis is not certain, several possible explanations include: Retrograde menstruation. This is the most likely explanation for endometriosis. In retrograde menstruation, menstrual blood containing endometrial cells......http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometriosis/basics/causes/con-20013968 ...Read more

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Can having both endometriosis and gallbladder disease cause really confusing symptoms?

Can having both endometriosis and gallbladder disease cause really confusing symptoms?

Both: Both conditions may coexists . Pelvic pain with endometriosis tends to be lower abdominal pelvic. Gallbladder symptoms are often aggravated by eating fatty, spicy and late meals. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a 37 year old women with a serious condition of endometriosis. Is anavar a helpful steroid to use like a option?

Not likely.: Anavar is an anabolic steroid that is used by body builders to build muscle mass. Typically endometriosis is effected by the sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone. Unless taking the anavar effected your level of sex hormones then it would not significantly effect endometriosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease be the cause of my endometriosis and/or cysts on my ovaries?

Can celiac disease be the cause of my endometriosis and/or cysts on my ovaries?

Celiac disease: Celiac disease is a separate disease from ovarian cysts and endometriosis. It can be difficult, however, to figure out which one is source of symptoms as all three can cause pelvic pain. Your gyn can sort that out. ...Read more