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How can you alleviate back pain caused by endometriosis?

How can you alleviate back pain caused by endometriosis?

Treat the disease: I assume 1) you have a definite diagnosis of endometriosis already, 2) there's good reason to believe your back pain is caused by endometriosis. If these are true treating your endometriosis is the best answer. If either of the above is not true, then that's where to start. ...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 can women alleviate back pain caused by endometriosis?

How can women alleviate back pain caused by endometriosis?

Detox and hormones: You need to have a detoxification from environmental toxins and hormonal balancing. ...Read more

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Can accupuncture help reduce the pain caused by endometriosis? Had 2 sessions and noticed a difference already? Is it just psychological? Sudo effect?

Can accupuncture help reduce the pain caused by endometriosis? Had 2 sessions and noticed a difference already? Is it just psychological? Sudo effect?

Not psychological: There are studies using "sham acupuncture" as the placebo - which showed that placement of needles alone does not improve symptoms - but placement of needles in acupuncture points produced better results than placebo or standard treatment (for specific conditions that acupuncture benefits). I work with the military - some people have wanted to prove it didn't work & were shocked when it helped. ...Read more

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My obgyn put me on a birth control pill to stop pain caused by endometriosis. I have recently been dizzy & brown discharg coming out for almost 2 week?

My obgyn put me on a birth control pill to stop pain caused by endometriosis. I have recently been dizzy & brown discharg coming out for almost 2 week?

Complicated: Brown discharge is old blood that is leaving the uterus and generally not an infection. Ocps can help with the symptoms of endometriosis in some cases, and in others are less helpful. In some cases, laparoscopy with resection of endometriosis implants is required to get lasting relieve from symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the causes of endometriosis?

Unknown: The top theories in order: 1) implants form from back-flow of menstrual endometrium through the tubes into the pelvis, 2) disease spreads through lymphatics and/or blood vessels, 3) 'coelomic metaplasia, ' in which normal cells change into endometriosis. The first two likely account for many cases. The arguments get fairly involved, but none of these theories is entirely satisfactory. ...Read more

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What are the different causes of endometriosis?

What are the different causes of endometriosis?

Various: Reflux of uterine lining in susceptible women, fetal tissue that wakens up and develops into endometriosis are a two possible mechanisms. ...Read more

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What causes endometriosis to develop in rectal area?

What causes endometriosis to develop in rectal area?

Genetics: We are now learning that genes have a significant role in determining who gets endo, and how severe it is. Somewhere between 10-20% of women with endo have bowel involvement. Rectal and sigmoid locations are the most frequent sites for bowel endo, and it causes pain with bms all month long. You usually can't see endo on colonoscopy so many women arent diagnosed by GI docs to whom they're referred. ...Read more

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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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Can endometriosis cause permenant damage to the organs or nerves it is attached too?

Yes: While that is not terribly common it is certainly possible. Most often the ovaries, tubes, and uterus are involved with endometriosis - there can be permanent damage. ...Read more