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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?

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

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 was told that I have endometriosis on my incision where I had a cesarean section. How is this possible?

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 more

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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?

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?

See Your Ob/Gyn: It sounds like you need a thorough physical evaluation & discussion with your ob/gyn. This could be a long road but it starts with a complete assessment first. ...Read more

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Is it common to feel more pain than usual while doing specific ab workouts with endometriosis?

Is it common to feel more pain than usual while doing specific ab workouts with endometriosis?

Maybe: Everyone in life has a different pain threshold that causes agony. If the endometriosis is located in a place that is aggravated by the abdominal exercises that is very likely. ...Read more

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After I was diagnosed as having endometriosis, I was told that I have inadequate ovulation. How common is this?

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 more

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Is it possible to have endometriosis and pcos? Is it common or unlikely?

Is it possible to have endometriosis and pcos? Is it common or unlikely?

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

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Is endometriosis common among women?

Is endometriosis common among women?

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 more

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Im 17 is it un common to have endometriosis?

Not common: While most cases of endometriosis are diagnosed in women aged around 25 to 35 years, endometriosis has been reported in girls as young as 11 years of age. Endometriosis is rare in postmenopausal women. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of endometriosis?

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 more

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Is it un common to be diagnosed with endometriosis at 16?

Less common: While most cases of endometriosis are diagnosed in women aged around 25 to 35 years, endometriosis has been reported in girls as young as 11 years of age. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the most common symptoms of endometriosis?

Painful bleeding: Painful menstrual cycles, sometimes pain throughout the month. In some cases there is infertility or subfertility. In some cases there can be bowel or bladder problems as well. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about endometriosis? How common is it?

About 10% of women: About 10% of women have endometriosis, about 1/2 of which have the syndrome of endometriosis related pain and infertility. It is defined as presence of endometrial glands and stroma (connective tissue) outside of the uterine cavity. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people suffer from endometriosis? How common is this?

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

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Why are ovaries the most common site of endometriosis?

Why are ovaries the most common site of endometriosis?

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 more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Cesarean Section (Definition)

Cesarean delivery is the most commonly performed life-saving surgery in obstetrics; it involves safe delivery of the fetus(es) via an incision on the lower abdomen of the pregnant woman, thus ...Read more