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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 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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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?

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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May have endometriosis I have had moments of bad pain, but nothing horrible should I go to a dr. Now or when it effects me more? We wan kids in a year

Endometriosis: Is a condition of several clinical appearances .You my consider non stop bc pils such as seasonique and keep you off period 7 to 8 months. Most of the time it will keep you pain free and give you bether chance of getting pregnant in a year. So see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I was on Cerazette for three months to treat endometriosis. Now I am feeling pain during sex again after a week. What should I do?

I was on Cerazette for three months to treat endometriosis. Now I am feeling pain during sex again after a week. What should I do?

Surgery perhaps: It is likely if you have endometriosis that you have deep infiltrating endometriosis just behind the the uterus. This is possibly causing the pain with intercourse. You have tried birth control pills and while that often can help with the pain - but often not for the long term - it will not get rid of the endometriosis. The only way to really get rid of it is to excise it and this means surgery. ...Read more

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Could I have endometriosis if bad cramps?

Yes: One of the main symptoms of endometriosis is painful periods. While there is not really a correlation between the amount of emdometriosis and the amount of pain, endometriosis clearly causes pain and should be considered in anyone with painful periods. ...Read more

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Is it bad if your losing your utrine lining tissue with endometriosis?

Is it bad if your losing your utrine lining tissue with endometriosis?

Yes, and no: Women are supposed to "loose"/shed uterine lining aka endometrium every menstrual cycle. The uterus rebuilds it fresh monthly in preparation for implantation. Here's the catch: if you have ectopic endometrium (patches of lining where they're not supposed to be) the sloughing happens there too & can be excruciatingly painful, causing uber-cramping, pain w/ urination & defecation, nausea & more. ...Read more

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I have bad endometriosis and had laparospy last year. Now it's gone back. How do I monitor it's growth and severity ?

By your symptoms: The amount of endometriosis present in any one person interestingly does not correlate with the amount of pain or symptoms that person has. You do not need to monitor the growth of endometriosis. You do need to report back to your obgyn on your level of pain and your satisfaction with the treatment. If your pain becomes unbearable then you can discuss further options ...Read more

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I go to my GYN in two weeks. I'm wondering how she'll begin testing for endometriosis? What are the possible tests? My pain is unbelievably bad.

I go to my GYN in two weeks. I'm wondering how she'll begin testing for endometriosis? What are the possible tests? My pain is unbelievably bad.

History and exam: Most often the diagnosis of endometriosis is made empirically -- meaning simply by taking a careful patient history and doing an examination. The only to make the diagnosis 100% is surgically. In most cases treatment can be offered based on a history and physical. ...Read more

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Okay, so I am in my younger teens, endometriosis runs in my family. I am worried that I might have it. My pain is very bad and my flow is heavy. ?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis does have a genetic predisposition. If you haven't seen a gynecologist then it is time to discuss your pain and periods. You might need to be on birth control to control your period flow and something for the pain. ...Read more

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No cycle in three months, excruciating pain, I have endometriosis. My preg tests have been neg and I just passed a clot the size of a baseball HELP?

No cycle in three months, excruciating pain, I have endometriosis. My preg tests have been neg and I just passed a clot the size of a baseball HELP?

You need to visit : Your doc. It's not healthy not to have a period for 3 months and you need to know why and have the underlying reason treated . Plus you need to have a bleed. ...Read more

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Does having really bad pain with endometriosis mean your infertile?

Not necessarily : Many women with endometriosis are fertlle. If one is not ready to conceive one must use contraception. A 3 month at a time contraceptive pill like seasonale is good as are several others. Theses types of pills tend to slow down the endometriosis. See your gynecologist. ...Read more

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