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How Common Is Endometriosis After C Sections
I have endometriosis, adenomyosis and now an ovarian cyst. Past ectopic and 2 c-sections. I am 41. Dr suggests hysterectomy. Is this my only option?
A hysterectomy: is usually the last resort for a woman with symptomatic endometriosis, but that may well be your situation. You have had two pregnancies, so I presume future pregnancy is not in your plans at age 41.Very possibly you have already had hormone treatment including Gn-RH agonist/antagonists and perhaps even Danazol. If not, discuss these with your doctor. If pursued, remove uterus and ovaries. ...Read more
I was told that I have endometriosis on my incision where I had a cesarean section. How is this possible?
It is possible: Although somewhat unusual, endometriosis certainly can occur in a c-section scar, or any other pelvic surgical scar for that matter. It is thought that the cells from the inside of the uterus get "seeded" into the scar at the time of the surgery and can then begin to grow, and perhaps cause pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 32 n having horrible pain in my lower stomach I had a hysterectomy n 3 c sections I can't have sex cuz it hurts so bad I had andometresious help?
After I was diagnosed as having endometriosis, I was told that I have inadequate ovulation. How common is this?
If u are struggling: With infertility I am not surprised that elements of your history may have tipped your physician. Endometriosis however, do not cuase "inadequate" ovulation. This are two separate processes that can sometimes co-exist but are independent of each other. Ovulatory dysfunction is the most common cause of female infertility. Hope this answers ? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible, unknown: It's absolutely possible, although I'm unaware of any data to back up an answer as to how often it happens. I can say in my personal practice experience of over 20 years it is not terribly common. I hope this helps you. ...Read more
Fairly common: Although experts may disagree over small differences, good ballpark figures for endometriosis are as follows: about 10-15% of women in the general population, between 40-60% of women with normal male partners who seek help for infertility, and as high as 80-90% who meet the above and have chronic pelvic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain before bleeding: Cramps are common w/ periods, but be suspicious of pain appearing 2 or more days before you bleed & goes away quickly after bleeding begins. As endometriosis worsens, pain keeps extending over more days. At its worst, it hurts pretty much all the time. Many don't seek help, thinking pelvic pain is a woman's "lot in life." often their mom had the same issues. Seek treatment! endometriosis scars! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Its fairly common: Always hard to tell because you need a laparoscopy to confirm the diagnosis, and people with pain get a lot more laparoscopies than people without. That said, when I do laparoscopy with people with pain, a huge percentage of them have endometriosis, well over 50%. There is selection bias here to be sure, but I think we can safely say that its not an uncommon disease. ...Read more
Not certain: All standard authoritative textbooks in gynecologic surgery, including a comprehensive review in fertility & sterility in 2006, agree the ovaries, cul-de-sac, and pelvic peritoneum are the most common sites in that order. Although reasons aren't certain, if retrograde menstrual flow is a major cause of developing endometriosis this makes sense anatomically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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