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Doctor insights on: How Bad Is Stage 3 Endometriosis

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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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I have stage 3/4 endometriosis that is everywhere in abd. now advanced & tubes blocked but mb 5%. Anyway to clear tubes for better chance of concept?

I have stage 3/4 endometriosis that is everywhere in abd. now advanced & tubes blocked but mb 5%. Anyway to clear tubes for better chance of concept?

Possibly: Sometimes gynecologists can do a surgery to remove adhesions (scars) that are blocking tubes to increase the chance of pregnancy. You would need to see your gynecologist for a definite answer. It depends upon the extent of the disease and anatomy. They may need to do an MRI, exploratory laparoscopy or other testing to determine if a procedure might be helpful to you ...Read more

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What happens to a 27 year olds body ( internally) at stage 3&4 of endometriosis had a chocolate cyst about a year ago & am about to have surgery 29th!

What happens to a 27 year olds body ( internally) at stage 3&4 of endometriosis had a chocolate cyst about a year ago & am about to have surgery 29th!

Varies: Certainly pregnancy should be the first goal. If you have not completed childbearing that should be the main focus. Having surgery on the ovary can lead to worsening infertility. Certainly you need a fertility specialist to coordinate any care since you need to be fully counseled on whether it is possible to have kids, how difficult it will or wont be, . And what surgery will help versus hurt you. ...Read more

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Still bleeding vaginally more than 2 weeks after 4th laparoscopic endometriosis+adhesion stage 3 removal? Normal or not normal?

Still bleeding vaginally more than 2 weeks after 4th laparoscopic endometriosis+adhesion stage 3 removal? Normal or not normal?

Not really.: You need to discuss with your ob/gyn why the problem is persisting. It should not be. Many women have asymptomatic endometrious, although your is more extensive! hypothyroism can cause excessive bleeding and is frequently not looked for. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and risks of having an open presacral neurectomy done for stage 3-4 endometriosis with 4 previous laps. Removing endo&adh.?

Pain reduction: A pre-sacral neurectomy will not cure your endometriosis. However, by cutting some of the sensory nerves to the pelvis, it will decrease the amount of pain you expirience, particularly during your menstrual period. ...Read more

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I'm 47 with enlarged uterus & complex ovarian cyst, history of endometriosis, 4 pregnancies w/1 live birth & sister w/stage 3 ovarian & 1a endo cx. ?

I'm 47 with enlarged uterus & complex  ovarian cyst, history of endometriosis, 4 pregnancies w/1 live birth & sister w/stage 3 ovarian & 1a endo cx. ?

See a physician: At 47, if you have a family history of ovarian cancer and a complex ovarian cyst yourself, you should see a physician. If the cyst is small, your physician may elect to follow it with sequential ultrasounds. Endometriosis also increases your risk slightly for a specific type of ovarian cancer. An enlarged uterus can be benign fibroids, but could also be something serious. See an md. ...Read more

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I had surgery for stage 3 endometrosis now i keep getting ovain cyst how can this be?

Depends: We don't know why endometriosis form and so even with treatment most women will have a recurrence with 5 years of treatment. Consider treatment with Lupron (leuprolide) to extend the pain free interval. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis. How bad is it to take a break from bc?

Quicker return: If you stop your contraceptive pill, endometriosis tends to recur with more speed and vigor. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause bad rectal pains?

Can endometriosis cause bad rectal pains?

Yes: It all depends on where the endometriosis lies, but if it affects the area behind the uterus known as the cul-de-sac, it can casue rectal pain and can be associated with significant bowel symptoms. ...Read more

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