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What percentage of patients with endometriosis are infertile?

What percentage of patients with endometriosis are infertile?

Depends: Approximately 30% of patients in an infertility practice have some degree of endometriosis; the disease can impact egg quality, decrease sperm surivival and thereby hinder implantation, impair embryo development, and decrease receptivity of the uterus to implantation. It is important to seek care with a fertility specialist early to learn options to help improve your fertility. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the 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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In infertile patients with endometriosis, what is causing the infertility?

In infertile patients with endometriosis, what is causing the infertility?

Multiple Factors: Endometriosis can cause scarring of the tubes or even blockage, inflammation of the uterus and ovaries, can affect the egg production of the ovaries, and can affect the uterine lining. Sometimes one source can be easily seen (usually the tubes, even fertilization and egg quality during ivf) but often times the exact cause in an individual can not be detected. ...Read more

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What is the role of assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (ivf) and gamete intra fallopian transfer (gift) in the treatment of infertility of patients with endometriosis?

Bypass the tube: Although it is not completely understood why endometriosis causes infertility, it is commonly accepted that the endometriosis may result in pelvic adhesion, and affect the tubal function. Because ivf bypass the tube, so it will help these patients. ...Read more

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Can you explain why patients with endometriosis have adhesions?

Can you explain why patients with endometriosis have adhesions?

Inflammation: Endometriosis causes inflammatory changes in the pelvis. This causes tissues to become swollen and stick together causing adhesions which may add to pelvic pain. ...Read more

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Does having really bad pain with endometriosis mean your infertile?

Does having really bad pain with endometriosis mean your infertile?

Not necessarily : Many women with endometriosis are fertlle. If one is not ready to conceive one must use contraception. A 3 month at a time contraceptive pill like seasonale is good as are several others. Theses types of pills tend to slow down the endometriosis. See your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis cause fertility or is it just that most women who are infertile have it?

Does endometriosis cause fertility or is it just that  most women who are infertile have it?

Cause of Infertility: I recommend you consult with your gynecologist. There is a strong corelation between endometriosis and infertility due to the scar tissues. A thorough gyno history interview and exam will enable your doctor to advise you of your probability of infertility and perhaps recommend the window of opportunity to succesfully conceive and have a healthy baby or babies. ...Read more

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I had endometriosis but cyst was removed, i was then given danogen 100g, will this med help me with infertility ?

Danogen aka Danazol: Nope. It will not help you become pregnant. It will help you with your endometriosis in that it will reduce the amount of endometrial tissue that is growing in places where it shouldn't in your body, thus reducing your symptoms of endometriosis. But if you are trying to get pregnant, I recommend stopping use of this medication 2 months prior to attempting to conceive. ...Read more

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My dr diagnosed me with stage one endometriosis. Is it possible to stay in stage one for awhile or could i be complete infertile in a few years?

Yes: Many women have endometriosis and most do not progress to advanced stages of disease. Their is an increased risk of infertility with endometriosis but most women can concieve. You can use hormonal therapy like a birth control pill to control your symptoms in the mean while. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause infertility?

Can endometriosis cause infertility?

SOMETIMES: Women who have endometriosis will have more difficulty getting pregnant then those that do not have endometriosis. Endometriosis will make you less fertile not sterile. So some women do get pregnant despite endometriosis. The more severe the disease the less likely pregnancy will occur on its own. If you have endometriosis try for 6 months to get pregnant and if you don't then see a fertility dr. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with endometriosis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with endometriosis?

Yes: Endometriosis is the most common cause for chronic pelvic pain. While not every woman with endometriosis has symptoms requiring specific treatment - up to 10% of women have endometriosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how endometriosis cause infertility?

Endometriosis: Over time endometrial tissue may grow & spread into the ovaries & may occlude the fallopian tubes. Blood in ovaries may form into cysts. The endometrial tissue responds to hormones that cause normal menstrual bleeding. Repeated inflammation can lead to formation of scar tissues. These changes can lead to fertility problems. ...Read more

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Once endometriosis is ruled out, what is the next step for infertility?

Once endometriosis is ruled out, what is the next step for infertility?

Fertility workup: See a gynecologist if you seem to have difficulty getting pregnant. Three main areas of testing will be suggested, after reviewing your situation carefully. Male factor is checked with sperm analysis. Ovulation is checked with hormonal testing and "tubal factors" like blockage and endometriosis are checked with imaging and minor procedures, like hysterosalpingogram, ultrasound and laparoscopy. ...Read more

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Sir, pleas can you explain endometriosis ? How it leads to infertility ?

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can you explain endometriosis ? 
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Internal points: The endometriosis is supposedly caused by internal points of tissue like that that lines the uterus. When the period comes those points bleed.. When they bleed enough they can form a collection called a "chocolate cyst" that can be painful and gets done with by surgery. The little points of bleeding can heal and form scars that block the fallopian tubes and prevent eggs proceeding to the uterus. ...Read more

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How long does it take a woman to become infertile when having endometriosis or is it quick?

How long does it take a woman to become infertile when having endometriosis or is it quick?

This varies: This is a very individualized question. Endometriosis is definately associated with infertility. But it is unclear what degree of it is needed to impair fertility. Some women have very mild implants of endometriosis yet cannot conceive. If you were diagnosed with the condition, it does not mean you are fated not to concieve. It is a long process of evaluation and follow up. Just stay encouraged. ...Read more

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How can you determine what's causing infertility? How can you tell if you have endometriosis

How can you determine what's causing infertility? How can you tell if you have endometriosis

See a doctor: Who understands fertility, like a rei or an obg. Laparoscopy isonly diagnosed by surgery (usually outpatient laparsocopy, ) there is no other diagnostic test. ...Read more

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Where at does endometriosis hurt your body? If only my aunt had it could i still have it?. And what's the chances of infertility?.

Where at does endometriosis hurt your body? If only my aunt had it could i still have it?. And what's the chances of infertility?.

Generally in pelvis: It can present with 1. Pain with menses 2. Continuous pain throughout your cycle 3. Pain with intercourse 4. Heavy bleeding 5. Pain with urination and defecation it is more likely to be in other family members and is associated with 1/3 of infertility cases as it can cause anatomic abnormalities. ...Read more

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Recently found out i have mild patches of endometriosis , does this mean am infertile? I have 2children i dont no how long ive had the endometriosis.

Good news/bad news: The good news is that you were able to get pregnant, have 2 children and have a period of menstrual cessation which minimizes endometriosis spread. The bad news is that endometriosis can get worse and be a future cause for infertility if not treated. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more