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Doctor insights on: How Do You Evaluate The Results Of Therapy After Treatment For 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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What is the best treatment for endometriosis?

Excision: I have to respectfully disagree with dr. Beard. While 80% of patients have pain relief while on lupron, (leuprolide) over half of all patients have a recurrence of pain within a year, some after 6 mos. Complete excision of endo can be done without removing any reproductive organs, and has a 80% chance of curing endo with no recurrence of endo. There are no hormonal side effects like Lupron (leuprolide) has. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for endometriosi?

What are the treatment options for endometriosi?

Pain or fertility ..: Options depend on if pelvic pain is an issue, and if trying to conceive now, want kids in the future , or done with childbearing. Medical treatment: Depo-Provera Lupron (leuprolide) shots work best, also Letrozole tablets or birth control pills. Surgical options: laparoscopy with excision or ablation vs. Removal of ovaries +/- hysterectomy. Fertility patients may need ivf after Depo-Provera Lupron (leuprolide) or medications and iui. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my endometriosis?

Endometriosis: The cheapest treatment are oral contraceptives. But you need to be seen by an ob/gyn to tailor the treatment to your needs. You may need a different treatment that can be cheap as well. Endometriosis not treated properly has devastating effects over time on your female organs and surrounding organs as well. ...Read more

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How often does endometriosis recur following treatment?

Endo: There is not a particular pattern, but some studies suggest that 60% of the women will recur with pain 6-12 mo after stopping treatment. Other studies have shoen that recurrence could be as late as 5-7 years after proper ressective surgery. I belive that if all the painful conditions associated with endometriosis are treated at once pt can be asymptomatic for many years. ...Read more

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Was anyone cured by a specific treatment, product, or diet that had endometriosis?

Was anyone cured by a specific treatment, product, or diet that had endometriosis?

No: There is no way to cure endometriosis. No medicine and no surgery can cure it. It is a chronic condition. So the goal is to control it as much as possible. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis recur after treatment, or does one get new growths of endometriosis?

Does endometriosis recur after treatment, or does one get new growths of endometriosis?

No Magic Bullet !: It will take time ! a combination of proper diet (no gimmicks) with frequent meals and exercise will help. A combination of aerobics with isometrics (weight lifting) and core strengthening works best. Also choose activities that are fun such as biking and hiking. Get supervision if you are new to exercise to avoid injuries. ...Read more

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What is the difference between endometriosis and endometrisis? And what treatment is available?

Issue: I think you mean endometriosis and endometritis? Endometritis is an infection of the lining of the uterus and often times responds to antibiotics. Endometriosis is a chronic condition where endometrial tissue is found outside of the uterine lining. It is treated with surgery, lupron (leuprolide) and birth control as well as a few other options. ...Read more