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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Radiology (Definition)

Radiologists are specialists whose expertise is in medical imaging (x-ray, ct, mri, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, etc). They have the most detailed understanding of how imaging is performed and what imaging is best for specific diseases or specific patients. The radiologist interprets the imaging studies ...Read more


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Is there a way to test fertility if I have endometriosis?

Is there a way to test fertility if I have endometriosis?

YES!: With endometriosis, we worry about pelvic adhesions (scarring) and surrounding inflammation. An ultrasound and a hysterosalpingogram can be helpful to see if the tubes are blocked or open and make sure there aren't any ovarian cysts. If there is something abnormal, a laparoscopy can fix these problems! ...Read more

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Dr wants me to do macrosomnia u/s what is that test for? I started at 160lbs and I'm 187lbs at 33+3 weeks. Got preg on endometriosis due 7/29 or 8/3

Dr wants me to do macrosomnia u/s what is that test for? I started at 160lbs and I'm 187lbs at 33+3 weeks. Got preg on endometriosis due 7/29 or 8/3

Large baby: That type of ultrasound is looking to see how large the baby is. A baby greater than 4000g or 8 pounds, 13 oz, is at greater risk for problems. These include sugar issues for the baby, and more dangerous and difficult deliveries. Due to your weight gain, the doctor is concerned that the baby may be macrosomic. ...Read more

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Any noninvasive tests for endometriosis?

Any noninvasive tests for endometriosis?

CA-125: That is a blood test. If it is normal it is not helpful. In appropriate women, if it is elevated it may suggest endometriosis. An ultrasound may also suggest an endometrioma (endometriosis cyst on the ovary). But a true diagnosis requires surgery. ...Read more

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How can they test for endometriosis?

Endometriosis : History, Pelvic exam, Ultrasound & laparoscopy are used for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I think I have endometriosis but my ob won't test me for it even tho I have all the signs. What should I do?

I think I have endometriosis but my ob won't test me for it even tho I have all the signs. What should I do?

Get 2nd opinion: There is nothing wrong with getting a second opinion. You must realize, however, that a diagnosis of endometriosis would ultimately require a laparoscopy (surgical procedure). ...Read more

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I go to my GYN in two weeks. I'm wondering how she'll begin testing for endometriosis? What are the possible tests? My pain is unbelievably bad.

History and exam: Most often the diagnosis of endometriosis is made empirically -- meaning simply by taking a careful patient history and doing an examination. The only to make the diagnosis 100% is surgically. In most cases treatment can be offered based on a history and physical. ...Read more

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Docors done mutilpe test on me , say I have slight endometriosis and a small cyst on my right ovary but doesn't explain my daily pain. What's worng?

Beware: 21y female "had multiple test" & told "endometriosis", for which there are no test & which is a theoretical disorder. Beware of invasive laparoscopic procedures, which can induce intestinal adhesions & IBS symptoms oft characterized as "worse endometriosis". See Osteopath for evaluation of pelvic girdle disorder & investigate Joint Hypermobility Syndrome before agreeing to invasive surgery. ...Read more

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Anyone know another way to test for endometriosis besides a bandaid surgery?

Anyone know another way to test for endometriosis besides a bandaid surgery?

Yes: Our research that will be published soon shows two very accurate predictions of endometriosis. First, if you had bad periods (worse than peers or missed school )as a teenager, you have nearly 100% chance of endo at surgery. Second, testing for ovarian reserve with Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test: if abnormal 90% chance of endometriosis at surgery. Need good excisional surgery not band aid. ...Read more

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No cycle in three months, excruciating pain, I have endometriosis. My preg tests have been neg and I just passed a clot the size of a baseball HELP?

No cycle in three months, excruciating pain, I have endometriosis. My preg tests have been neg and I just passed a clot the size of a baseball HELP?

You need to visit : Your doc. It's not healthy not to have a period for 3 months and you need to know why and have the underlying reason treated . Plus you need to have a bleed. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is 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