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How can endometriosis spread to your bladder and intestines?

How can endometriosis spread to your bladder and intestines?

Several Ways: Endometriosis can cause scar tissue and that scar tissue can stick to nearby organs, endometriosis itself can spread or nearby tissues can have their surface actually transformed into endometriosis. The exact ways in which endometriosis spreads are still not completely understood. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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My bowels stuck to my stomache bladder aretha intestine ovaries through endometriosis...Should I have the op to separate with my ovaries still intact?

My bowels stuck to my stomache bladder aretha intestine ovaries through endometriosis...Should I have the op to separate with my ovaries still intact?

How do you know: Unless you have had surgery to look at that you might think there is a lot of scarring but you dont know until you go in. You need to plan that out from a fertility standpoint and surgical standpoint. So you need to coordinate care with a fertility specialist who operates a lot and a general surgeon and possible a urologist if you have reason to suspect that much scar tissue. ...Read more

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What type of doctor tests for endometriosis of the bladder or bowel?

What type of doctor tests for endometriosis of the bladder or bowel?

Skilled gynecologist: A gynecologist experienced in the surgical treatment of endometriosis - which is best performed via laparoscopic excision or "cutting out" using special electrosurgical instruments - should be able to identify and treat endometriosis wherever it may be located. ...Read more

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White and pink tissue coming out in my urine. Could this mean my endometriosis has spread to my bladder?

White and pink tissue coming out in my urine. Could this mean my endometriosis has spread to my bladder?

Here are some ...: To verify if indeed you are seeing white & pink tissue in urine, you need urinalysis (UA) to test the urine and cystoscopy to look into the bladder. If both are okay, you would be ok; if cystoscopy is okay but UA shows the "tissue", you need a complete set of imaging study such as CT.IVP to see the configuration and texture of entire urinary tract for completion. More detail? Ask urologist timely. ...Read more

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Can bladder endometriosis be picked up in a laparoscopy?

Can bladder endometriosis be picked up in a laparoscopy?

Yes and no: If bladder endometriosis is on the tissue that covers the bladder, it could be seen with laparoscopy. If it is in the bladder itself, it may take cystoscopy (looking inside the bladder) to see this. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis grow into the bladder ?

Can endometriosis grow into the bladder ?

Yes: Endometriosis can and has grown into the bladder penetrating the mucosa in my practice. A urologist and i teamed up to resect the "tumor" which turned out to be an endomettioma caused by extensive endometriosis. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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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