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Pelvic Adhesion Symptoms From Endometriosis
Adhesions are scar tissue which can form after any abdominal surgery. The severity depends on whether infection/inflammation was present at the time of surgery. Adhesions are like bands or spider webs that form around the abdominal organs/intestines. Sometimes adhesions are light and cause no problems, sometimes tremendous problems, like crazy glue in the abdomen. Can ...Read more
I have chronic pelvic pain & lately I've been seeing blood in my stool. Could it be endometriosis complications? Can pelvic u.s show adhesions on colon?
Do surgeons do pathology tests on endometriosis adhesions and lesions?? I have servere endo deep pelvic & residual with kissing ovaries & endometrioma
Not always.: Endometriosis is usually pretty obvious to the surgeon and pathology tests are often not needed just to make the diagnosis at the time of surgery; however, if anything is removed from the body it will be sent to pathology for tests. Biopsies are sometimes done if there is question about the diagnosis. Best wishes! ...Read more
Intense rlq pelvic pain months after a total hysterectomy? Ct of appendix ok, have a history of ovarian cysts, endometriosis, & adhesions
Dysmenorrhea: Endometriosis and fibroids are two of the most common causes of dysmenorrhea (painful periods). Other common causes are ovarian cysts, varicose veins in the pelvis or something similar to endometriosis in the muscle of the uterus, called adenomyosis. Often, birth control pills and/or Ibuprofen are sufficient to minimize the pain. If those do not work, have an evaluation by a gynecologist. ...Read more
Radical resection of stage IV endometriosis [pelvis, intestines, bowel] in sept 2013. Symptoms recurring with addition of full on back spasms-related?
Pelvic muscle spasm: In St 4 endometriosis, complete resection of every last implant or area of endometriosis is sometimes difficult and a second laparoscopy after complete healing will allow visualization of those areas that were missed on the first extensive surgery. As well, it is important to evaluate the pelvic floor muscles as these can be in spasm and cause continued pelvic pain and back pain. ...Read more
What's the connection between period & bowel distance? I also have all the symptoms of endometriosis but the pelvic ultrasound is clear, is it enough??
If I have a transvaginal ultrasound done and they still say nothing is wrong, should I push for a pelvic laprascopy? Have all the symptoms of endometriosis and have had tests done and dr's tell me see nothing wrong. Have very heavy and painful menstruatio
Hmmm, this can be: A tough one. Painful, heavy menses can be remedied with a trial of birth control pills or other forms of hormonal suppression depending on your medical history, etc. Might be best to try this before pursuing laparoscopy. Okay to ask your doctor about their opinion on surgery. Answer will depend on your particular situation. Don't be afraid to bring it up and one can also seek a second opinion. ...Read more
5 yrs ago had extensive endometriosis removed from pelvic & stomach area. For 2 I've had all the symptoms of kidney stones without them connection?
Endometriosis: Endometriosis can cause scar tissue to form before or result from surgery. If you had extensive surgery, it may have caused some adhesions that may partially or completely block the tube leading from your kidney to your bladder. You may need to have a special procedure to make sure there isn't an obstruction. ...Read more
Had an laparoscopy done 7 days ago for suspected endometriosis due to constant pelvic pain. Recovery has been fine except I have been experiencing symptoms of depression. I have Bipolar and not on treatment. Will this pass? Or should I be concerned?
Depending...: Physical suffering from unclear causes will frustrate the affected persons despite being given a diagnosis. The accumulated frustrations over time will lead to stress, disappointment, and depression, which has been commonly treated with antidepressants. But at least equally important is to realize and accept the facts of life that something is not curable but modified to some degree. More? Ask.... ...Read more
Irregular periods. Pelvic pain. Pain on my right ovary. Right leg pain and lower backache. Symptomps of endometriosis or period most likely to come?
Difficult: Significant adhesions are actually not as common as one might realize. Our experience is about 30%. There are several liquid agents used at surgery but none have real proven benefit. We use "ovarian suspension" as a mechanism for getting the ovary and tube out of the raw area of dissection. We also employ uterine suspension, an old technique, when we do stage 4 cases with significant colon dz. ...Read more
I have just had a laproscopy where they found and treated quite a lot of endometriosis, I am concerned about adhesions forming - can I minimise risk?
Will endometriosis turn into cancer? Is there any risk that the cysts or adhesions I have because of endometriosis are cancerous? .
I'm 28. I was recently diagnosed with endometriosis. Now having pain in upper right back area. Adhesions?
The primary symptoms of endometriosis are pain ; infertility. Other symptoms include, painful, debilitating, menstrual cramps, which gets worse over time.
Pain during or after sex, pain in the intestine or lower abdomen, painful bowel movements or urination during menstrual periods, heavy menstrual periods premenstrual spotting or bleeding between periods. Adhesions may cause pain. See your dr asap. ...Read more
Still bleeding vaginally more than 2 weeks after 4th laparoscopic endometriosis+adhesion stage 3 removal? Normal or not normal?
What can be done for endometriosis? My wife 33 is in agony every mth. Does HRT increase risk of cancer? We can't have more kids due to severe adhesions
Can endometriosis or adhesions grow on the muscles of your lower back? How does endo cause near constant lower left side back pain?
Very unlikely: Endometriosis usually presents in areas of the body where there are hollow surfaces associated with them. For example in the abdomen within the peritoneal cavity (the tummy) or even on the lung in rare occasions. It would very unlikely within the muscles of the lower back. But if you are worried about it the best thing to do is to see your physician. ...Read more
Endometriosis, adhesions and pcos. I've had a lap to help me conceive but after 5 years of trying I'm giving up. Anything my partner and I can do?
18yr w/hx of Endometriosis & adhesions. Several top notch "excision" surgeries. Latest ultrasound shows non specific fluid in endocervical canal???
Endocervical fluid: All ultrasounds must be interpreted by the doctor who orders the test so that the findings can be assessed in the proper clinical context. As an isolated finding “endocervical fluid” is not typically a significant issue. ...Read more
What is the best treatment plan for endometriosis? I am 22yo and had laparoscopy to remove scar tissue & adhesions. How do I control pain? I'm on bc pill
Tx after lap/ endo: If your not planning to conceive, the best approach after laparoscopy would be to treat with 6 month course of Lupron therapy. You may then consider Nexplanon, depoprovera or a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Ocp's is an option, but not a good one to controll endometriosis ...Read more