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Peritoneal Endometriosis Causes Infertility
I was told that the changes in the peritoneal fluid due to endometriosis is one of the causes of my infertility. What does this mean?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Endometriomas: Yes. Cysts of endometriosis in the ovaries are called endometriomas, which may cause pain, infertility, both or neither. If you are having difficult getting pregnant and/or you have very painful periods then laparoscopic surgery to remove the cyst(s) and any other endometriosis in your pelvis is usually helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Ovarian endometriosis (called endometrioma) is associated with infertility but some women will not have a problem. We try not to remove the ovarian endometiomas these days because we may make the fertility potential worse. Medical therapy usually will not make them go away if they are over 1-2cm. Discuss your situation with your rei for options and stay positive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with endometriosis of the ovaries and was wondering if it causes infertility and is surgery the only way to cure this?
Decreases fertility: Endometriosis makes it take longer to get pregnant due to it causing scar tissue and to chemicals that the endometriosis implants put out. Surgery or treatment with depolupron or taking birth control pills constantly can suppress endometriosis and make it easier to get pregnant. But endometriosis is a chronic condition that will keep coming back until menopause. ...Read more
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
I read that endometriosis can cause infertility through a substance called prostaglandin. What is this and is it true?
Possible: It is true that endometriosis causes infertility. However, the specific mechanism is not very clear. We believe that endometriosis may cause pelvic adhesion, affect the tubal function, decrease ovarian reserve, and reduce embryo implantation. There are several factors may be involved including prostaglandin, cytokine, such as tnfa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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