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Is Adenomyosis Always Painful
Usually: Adenomyosis is essentially an invasion of the muscle layer of the uterus with lining cells of the uterine cavity. One is essentially having a period inside the muscle walls. Early on, there may be negligible pain but by and large it is painful with heavy menses, cramping and hemorrhage. It usually ends with a hysterectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost: I try very hard to always "always" and "never." Yes I've seen painless appendicitis rarely but there are usually other clues. History of anorexia, constipation and malaise are prominent. Elevated WBC with lseft shift is prominent and even the "painless" abdomen when approached carefully will demonstrate some rebound tenderness and guarding. Fortunately we do have CT scanning - about 90% accurate. ...Read more
Variable: In some women, even a large amount of endometriosis causes no pain. In other women a small amount causes significant pain. Women feel a variety of different pain symptoms and the severity is different from person to person. It can be debilitating or it can be very mild. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could painful periods mean ovarian cancer? Is it possible for painful periods with a lot of cramping to indicate ovarian cancer?
Unlikely: Unfortunately, most ovarian cancers don't have symptoms. If they do, it is usually vague abdominal discomfort, bloating, getting full early. Most ovarian cancers happen after the menopause. However, some young women with certain ovarian cancers can present with pain. So if you are concerned, you need to see your gynecologist. ...Read more
Why does mole occurs to me under the vagina during periods it is very painful and uncomfort?My age is 17(female) ..
Not sure: I would time a visit to an ob/gyn exactly when this painful mole will be present. It must be evaluate with an exam, in person, with someone who can counsel you appropriately. ...Read more
i have no problem inserting the pessery and it is painless however removal is extremely painful?
A few tricks : Ky jelly or astroglide may provide lubrication making removal easier. You may need estrogen cream to help with vaginal atrophy. Your doctor can help you with this. If your pessary is the kind that has a small hole try tying a loop of dental tape through the hole and letting the string hang out of the vagina. Then to remove you simply pull the string. Works great. Dental tape not dental floss. ...Read more
Are carbuncles always painful? Is it possible to have a carbuncle but not notice it because there is no pain?
Is it normal if period cramps are felt around the rectal area but not too intense. Is it endometriosis?
Menstrual cramps: The nerves that go to your uterus all go all over the pelvis and some people do have pain in their rectum or even diarrhea during their menses. It is also possible that you may have some endometriosis that is causing this. I would recommend further in person evaluation from a doctor regarding this. ...Read more
Dr could only get scant sample of endometrial lining for biopsy. Had problem getting through cervix because curved. Extremely painful. Is this common?
Cervical stenosis: It is very common for the gynecologist to have difficulty inserting a biopsy instrument through the cervix when a patient is in menopause. This is called cervical stenosis. If the doctor could get the instrument into the uterine cavity and only retrieved scant tissue, that would imply that the lining of the uterus is atrophic or thin. If there is any question, you should have an ultrasound. ...Read more
This is embarrassing but could there be a medical reason that sexual intercourse is always painful?
Adenomyosis-large cysts and uterus is boggy and very large is there anything that makes an impact besides menopause and hysterectomy?
Possibly: Perhaps you can get relief of symptoms by using birthcontrol pills or from lupron (leuprolide). You need to speak with a doctor, probably have an ultrasound to assess. I'd be happy to see you if you are interested. If you are premenopausal. We are in tarzana (san fernando valley). 818 344-8522. ...Read more
Vaginal entrance is tender during period. Vulva is sore, and anus is periodically sore all during menstruation. Why is this ?
Pain during period: One thing that comes to mind is endometriosis, which is when cells from the uterus grow in other areas of the body. The pain can happen wherever the cells grow, like the inside of the abdomen or colon, and it's usually worse around your period. First step in getting this evaluated is to see your family doctor or gynecologist. Best of luck! ...Read more
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