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How is endometriosis typically treated?

How is endometriosis  typically treated?

Combination: Depending on symptoms endometriosis is treated with a combination of medications and surgery. The only sure way to diagnose endometriosis is to see the lesions during surgery. If seen the lesions are usually removed. ...Read more

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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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How is endometriosis treated?

Multiple ways: Once endometriosis is diagnosed (usually with surgery), depending on the severity, it can be treated with hormone suppressing medications. Sometimes in mild cases, oral contraceptive pills can help. In severe cases where large cysts have formed or where it is causing blockage of the bowels or urinary system, surgery is needed and may require a hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries. ...Read more

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What happens when endometriosis is not treated?

What happens when endometriosis is not treated?

Misery...: There are many treatment options for endometriosis. Unless your symptoms are minor and stable - do not suffer needlessly. You always have a say in how aggressive a treatment plan to pursue. Work closely with your fp or gyn. ...Read more

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Why does endometriosis typically cause pain and health problems?

Why does endometriosis typically cause pain and health problems?

Endometriosis: There are certain proinflammatory substances that are secreted by the ectopic endometrial tissue that are very irritating to adjacent tissues and nerve endings causing pain. These substances, ie prostaglandin, will cause uterine contractions that are also painful. ...Read more

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My pain m. Dr. Suspects that my endometriosis may be growing on my spine . I'm 34 yrs old with stage 4. How would this be diagnosed and treated?

My pain m. Dr. Suspects that  my endometriosis may be growing on my spine . I'm 34 yrs old with stage 4. How would this be diagnosed and treated?

Pretty rare: Endometriosis has been found pretty much everywhere in the body, although rare, i suppose it could be on your spine. Is your pain coincident with your menses? Have imaging studies shown lesions? Have you had laparoscopic resections in the past? I would recommend seeing a specialist (gyn surgeon) & strongly consider a gnrh agonist (lupron) for diagnostic & hopefully curative reasons. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long endometriosis treated of single couples who wants to concieve very first.What is earliest possible to b fertile in this case?

Not sure : I'm not sure what your question is. Was your endometriosis treated with a medication and you're worried about when you might be able to conceive after receiving this medication? Or are you wondering if given a diagnosis of endometriosis, how long it takes to conceive? If the latter, then you could get pregnant right away. Having endometriosis doesn't mean that you have infertility only ^ risk. ...Read more

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I have just had a laproscopy where they found and treated quite a lot of endometriosis, I am concerned about adhesions forming - can I minimise risk?

I have just had a laproscopy where they found and treated quite a lot of endometriosis, I am concerned about adhesions forming -  can I minimise risk?

Not now : A patient can decrease adhesions during surgery by not smoking and by controlling their body weight and blood sugar (in diabetics). Other than that adhesions can be lessened with good surgical technique. Genetics and the type of surgery are the biggest factor. ...Read more

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Hi i've been told i need a HSG but I have endometriosis that has never been treated wouldn't it be more benifical to treat the endo and do dye test ?

Depends: It depends on why you would treat the endometriosis. Treating endometriosis does not always help with infertility and can make some cases of fertility worse. The hsg can be done without general anesthesia and generally carries less risk, as opposed to chromopertubation. ...Read more

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