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Doctor insights on: Maternal Hormonal Use And Endometriosis

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Are Endometriosis or hormonal changes and digestive problem linked?

Are Endometriosis or hormonal changes and digestive problem linked?

May be related: Endometriosis can result from excess hormonal changes and implantation of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus. When this happens, it is called endometriosis, and may cause cyclic pain during your monthly menstrual period. Many times patients notice pain while having a bowel movement, and pain resolves after the menstrual cycle. I would recommend consult with an OBGYN. ...Read more

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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I have polycystic ovaries, endometriosis and homornal imbalance. I had heavy menses and my doc had tah in 2009, but i waited. Should i now proceed?

I have polycystic ovaries, endometriosis and homornal imbalance. I had heavy menses and my doc had  tah in 2009, but i waited. Should i now proceed?

Depends: Many of your symptoms would be treatable without surgery. If those treatments fail, or if you have other issues with the uterus and / or ovaries - then surgery may be an appropriate consideration. See you doctor. ...Read more

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3 years s/p ex lap for endometriosis, symptoms returned, no insurance and can't afford medication, intense pain, what do I do?

3 years s/p ex lap for endometriosis, symptoms returned, no insurance and can't afford medication, intense pain, what do I do?

Free clinic : Consider low dose birth control from planned parenthood or a local free clinic in your area. Generics are available for as little as $10 for a three month supply (or free from the above clinics). ...Read more

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What are some difference s in the symptoms of endometriosis and ibs?

What are some difference s in the symptoms of endometriosis and ibs?

Can be confusing: Endo pain is typically focused on the menstrual cycle. IBS pain is often related to bowel function, such as pain followed by diarrhea. IBS often also is associated with sharp crampy pain and may be in the upper abdomen. That said, I have operated on many patients with the label of "IBS" and in reality they had intestinal endometriosis. ...Read more

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Dr wants me to do macrosomnia u/s what is that test for? I started at 160lbs and I'm 187lbs at 33+3 weeks. Got preg on endometriosis due 7/29 or 8/3

Large baby: That type of ultrasound is looking to see how large the baby is. A baby greater than 4000g or 8 pounds, 13 oz, is at greater risk for problems. These include sugar issues for the baby, and more dangerous and difficult deliveries. Due to your weight gain, the doctor is concerned that the baby may be macrosomic. ...Read more

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How do you get endometriosis?

How do you get endometriosis?

Endo: In short we don't know. There are some theories that suggest that endometriosis occurs because of back bleeding through the fallopian tubes into the pertoneal cavity and the body is not able to digest this blood for which reason endometriosis develops. Most women have retrograde menses but only about 10 percent may get endometriosis due to a faulty immunological system. ...Read more

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Where is endometriosis located?

Where is endometriosis located?

Pelvis, abdomen: Endometriosis is a serious problem in which little pieces of tissue (similar to the uterine lining that bleeds and sheds each month) are trapped inside one's pelvis and abdomen. Rarely, women may have tissue trapped in the chest or other places. 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. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis have symptoms?

Endo: The most comon symptom is severe dysmenorrhea or pain with menses that is not relived by use of nsaid's and or bcp for more than 3 mo. Fatigue, painful intercoures, pain with bowel movements, bloating around ovulation and menses are other comon nonspecific symptoms. ...Read more

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