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Whats the typical timeframe bc pills should start providing relief for endometriosis if it does at all?

Whats the typical timeframe bc pills should start providing relief for endometriosis if it does at all?

3-6 months: Bcps do often help with symptoms of endometriosis. Using them continuously, without a placebo row break after each 3rd week may be more effective. If you have no relief within 6 months, it's time to talk with your gynecologist about other treatment options. ...Read more

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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


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Is there a diet that helps relieve endometriosis symptoms? Are the foods that are recommended or that I should avoid, now that I have been diagnosed with endometriosis? .

Is there a diet that helps relieve endometriosis symptoms? Are the foods that are recommended or that I should avoid, now that I have been diagnosed with endometriosis?

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Hello. : Hello. Eat foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids like fish oils, flax seed oil (cold pressed) and olive oil. Take in at least 25 grams of fiber per day. Fresh, organic fruits are vegetables are a good source as well as whole grains, oatmeals and many beans and peas. Things to avoid include: caffeine, refined sugar, chocolate, red meats, wheat, saturated fat, fried food, junk food, alcohol and dairy products. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from my endometriosis and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction?

Speak to your : Obgyn about this and look into physical therapy. There are physical therapists who specialize in working with patients to strengthen pelvic muscles in order to better cope with back and pelvic pain. You have to be motivated and committed though. Your obgyn can be helpful in this pursuit. ...Read more

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Hi doctors i was diagnosed with endometriosis in january this year and i was advise to start birth control how do I relive the pain?

Hi doctors 
i was diagnosed with endometriosis in january this year and i was advise to start birth control how do I relive the pain?

Several options: Depending on the severity of your illness, pain can be managed with pain medication, hormonal therapy (birth control) or even surgery. Use of birth control is to stop the periods and decrease shedding of the uterine cells. Once on bc, pain should improve. Talk to your doctor about other relief options. ...Read more

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I need pain relief for endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Contact your Doctor: I am sure you realize this, but pain relief does not come from the internet. This is something to consult your physician caring for you in person. ...Read more

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I think I have endometriosis or primary dysmenorrhea. Does it matter which? I just want pain relief.

I think I have endometriosis or  primary dysmenorrhea. Does it matter which? I just want pain relief.

Yes, it does matter.: Primary dysmenorrhea essentially means crampy, lower abdominal pain during menses without known disease. Endometriosis is one of a number of secondary conditions that can cause the same symptoms, including tumors, ovarian cysts, adhesions, pid, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, etc. Treatment of pain without identifying the underlying cause risks catastrophe. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis and often takes 800mg or more ibuprofen to relieve pain, would it be better to continue take that or switch to vicodin?

I have endometriosis and often takes 800mg or more ibuprofen to relieve pain, would it be better to continue take that or switch to vicodin?

Continue ibuprofen: as Vicodin is an addictive narcotic which may develop tolerance and require more and more for pain relief. It is also now a schedule 2 drug which prohibits refills. You can take 800mg of ibuprofen every 8 hours if needed and the prescription strength is not scheduled and may be refilled for up to 1 year. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to relieve bloating in my abdomen after a laparotomy and ablation of endometriosis? I had the procedure five days ago.

What is the fastest way to relieve bloating in my abdomen after a laparotomy and ablation of endometriosis? I had the procedure five days ago.

A few tips : There's a new medication called alvimopan, but this must be started preop to work. Avoiding narcotic pain medication also helps. We tell our patients to walk as much as possible. Also consider chewing gum and sucking on hard candy to help things along. Unfortunately, time may be the only thing that works. Hope this helps! Good luck! ...Read more

Analgesia (Definition)

Analgesia is the decrease or absence of pain sensibility without a loss of consciousness. Experiencing pain relief may happen without a person ...Read more