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Doctor insights on: Important 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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Why is it important to know if I have endometriosis?

Why is it important to know if I have endometriosis?

Problems: Endometriosis is important in women's health for 2 main reasons: infertility and pelvic pain. If you have either of these then diagnosing and treating endometriosis could be an important part of the solution. If you have neither one of these issues, it not absolutely necessary to rule out endometriosis. ...Read more

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Why is it important to find out if I have endometriosis early?

Why is it important to find out if I have endometriosis early?

Fertility: Endometriosis can be a progressive disease. The longer it goes untreated, the more damage it can cause to the tubes and ovaries resulting in infertility. As endometriosis causes scaring it also leads to pelvic pain and painful intercourse. ...Read more

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How can I deal with endometriosis?

Find endo-wise Gyn: Endometriosis has been long misunderstood. Find a gyn 1) who will listen,2) knows that endometriosis is laid down during when you were a 6-7 week embryo and 3) has the surgical skill to completely excise all the endometriosis even if it is near critical structures. ...Read more

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How to know if I have endometriosis?

Biopsy: The only way to confirm endometriosis is during a laparoscopy where you get biopsies taken from the possible lesions. Anything else is just clinical suspicion. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have endometriosis?

See an expert doc: There are many symptoms that are suggestive of endometriosis: extremely painful menstrual cycles chronic pelvic pain painful intercourse painful bowel movements inability to get pregnant cyclic shoulder pain cyclic bowel symptoms If you have some of these symptoms, see a gynecologist specialized in the care of endometriosis. The only way to make the diagnosis for certain is via laparoscopy. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have endometriosis ?

Few ways: Endometriosis is a condition that causes painful menses (periods), pelvic pain, sometimes heavy bleeding, pain with intercourse, etc. By taking medication that suppresses your menstrual cycles the diagnosis can be presumed if your symptoms go away. However to know for sure you need to have a diagnostic laparoscopy. This is an outpatient procedure and some tissue can be removed to verify endo. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have endometriosis?

Laparoscopy: Only surgical excision of endometriosis and pathological examination can tell you for sure. You may have symptoms that suggest it but it requires tissue to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How could i tell if I have endometriosis?

How could i tell if I have endometriosis?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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How would I know that I have endometriosis?

Menstrual pain a lot: If having a lot of menstrual pain, see the ob-gyn. Endometriosis is a serious problem in which little pieces of tissue (similar to the lining of the uterus that bleeds and sheds each month) are trapped inside one's pelvis and abdomen. With each menstrual period the trapped tissue sheds and bleeds on the inside of the abdomen (the blood has no way to leave the body), causing much pain and cramping. ...Read more

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