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Doctor insights on: Pelvic Adhesion Symptoms From Endometriosis

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What are pelvic adhesions? Why do people with endometriosis have adhesions?

What are pelvic adhesions? Why do people with endometriosis have adhesions?

Scarring: Adhesions is another term for scarring. Scarring can occur as a result of infection, surgery, and certainly endometriosis. Endometriosis is an inflammatory process, and the inflammmation results in the formation of scar tissue. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Aranson
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Adhesions (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

See below: Blood in your stool is most likely hemorrhoids or a problem in the colon. You should report this to your doctor ASAP. Endometriosis doesn't usually cause blood in the colon. Ultrasound is not a good imaging modality to see adhesions on the colon. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Do surgeons do pathology tests on endometriosis adhesions and lesions?? I have servere endo deep pelvic & residual with kissing ovaries & endometrioma

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

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Intense rlq pelvic pain months after a total hysterectomy? Ct of appendix ok, have a history of ovarian cysts, endometriosis, & adhesions

Intense rlq pelvic pain months after a total hysterectomy? Ct of appendix ok, have a history of ovarian cysts, endometriosis, & adhesions

Adhesions are likely: The thing that sounds most likely would be more adhesions. The worrisome thing would be a possible bowel obstruction due to adhesions but the ct should have shown this. ...Read more

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Do you think pelvic pains during period are symptoms of fibroids or endometriosis?

Do you think pelvic pains during period are symptoms of fibroids or endometriosis?

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

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Radical resection of stage IV endometriosis [pelvis, intestines, bowel] in sept 2013. Symptoms recurring with addition of full on back spasms-related?

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

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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

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

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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

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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?

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

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Irregular periods. Pelvic pain. Pain on my right ovary. Right leg pain and lower backache. Symptomps of endometriosis or period most likely to come?

Irregular periods. Pelvic pain. Pain on my right ovary. Right leg pain and lower backache. Symptomps of endometriosis or period most likely to come?

Irregular menses: Have you had a pelvic ultrasound? If not that is the first thing you can do to help distinguish if your pain is coming from an ovarian cyst or if you are having possible issues with endometriosis. Either way it's time to go see a Gynecologist for these symptoms. ...Read more

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What gynanacalogic diseases beside endometriosis can cause uterine adhesions?

What gynanacalogic diseases beside endometriosis can cause uterine adhesions?

Pelvic infections: Any type of major pelvic or abdominal infections such as PID, Tuberculosis, or a ruptured infected intestine can cause external and internal uterine adhesions. ...Read more

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How to cure adhesion in endometriosis?

How to cure adhesion in endometriosis?

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

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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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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?

Not now: A patient can decrease adhesions during surgery by not smoking and by controlling their body weight and blood sugar (in diabetics). Other than that adhesions can be lessened with good surgical technique. Genetics and the type of surgery are the biggest factor. ...Read more

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I'm 28. I was recently diagnosed with endometriosis. Now having pain in upper right back area. Adhesions?

I'm 28. I was recently diagnosed with endometriosis. Now having pain in upper right back area. Adhesions?

Endometriosis: 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

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Would esterven be safe to take? I had a complete hysterectomy dec 27-12 & they removed a lot of endometriosis, several cysts & adhesion's!

Should be: There are very few absolute contrindications to estrogen replacement therapy. Most studies show that women are healthier and that they live longer with estrogen than without. ...Read more

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Still bleeding vaginally more than 2 weeks after 4th laparoscopic endometriosis+adhesion stage 3 removal? Normal or not normal?

Still bleeding vaginally more than 2 weeks after 4th laparoscopic endometriosis+adhesion stage 3 removal? Normal or not normal?

Not really.: You need to discuss with your ob/gyn why the problem is persisting. It should not be. Many women have asymptomatic endometrious, although your is more extensive! Hypothyroism can cause excessive bleeding and is frequently not looked for. ...Read more

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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

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

What?: First what do you mean night seizures on her past medical conditions.
second, if there is no plan for children, discuss with the GYN the option of having hysterectomy.
good luck. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis or adhesions grow on the muscles of your lower back? How does endo cause near constant lower left side back pain?

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

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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?

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?

Depends: If you want to get pregnant, you will. Taking a break from trying is just fine. You are very young and therefore have lots of time. Checking on fertility clinics, fertility seminars and websites may help you with your next step. Be well. ...Read more

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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

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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

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

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) with Gabapentin. I have horrible adhesions from a not so normal hysterectomy and an abcess from a laparoscopy for endometriosis.?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) with Gabapentin. I have horrible adhesions from a not so normal hysterectomy and an abcess from a laparoscopy for endometriosis.?

Yes you can: Yes you can, there is no bad interaction between the two medicines, but you have to be careful, ibuprofen could hurt the kidney and the liver, so you need to have a blood test to check on both every 3-6 months to make sure there is no damages. ...Read more

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