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Pain Caused Endometriosis
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Detox and hormones: You need to have a detoxification from environmental toxins and hormonal balancing. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Period pain the first 2 days, not every month & relief by pain killer, will endometriosis cause period pain for just 2days & not occur every month?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is endometriosis a cause of painful sex? I always have some pain with intercourse and have read that is one of the symptoms of endometriosis. How do I know if I have endometriosis?
Endo and sex: Endometriosis is not contagious. It is an abnormal endometrial tissue that has traveled backwards down the fallopian tubes into the pelvis to implant. When a period comes, it bleeds and causes pain, scarring and progressive infertility. It can cause very painful intercoarse when implantation occurs on the uterine ligaments. This can be detected on vaginal exam by your gyno. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Endometriosis may be the cause of flank pain, but there are other reasons to consider as well. If pain is worse during menses makes endometriosis more likely as a cause. Do you have a diagnosis of endometriosis already? Surgery, either laparoscopy or laparotomy, is the only way to make this diagnosis for sure. Good wishes. ...Read more
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