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Doctor insights on: Sequence Of Events In A Woman With Endometriosis

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Is it possible for a woman with endometriosis and antiphospholipid syndrome to get pregnent?

Is it possible for a woman with endometriosis and antiphospholipid syndrome to get pregnent?

Absolutely: Endometriosis can affect fertility and apls can affect miscarriage. So the two affect different parts of the process. If you know you have both of them, then you should definitely seek fertility care at least for an evaluation to see how the endomeriosis is affecting things. And you would likely want to take Lovenox (enoxaparin) at a certain point just before or during pregnancy. ...Read more

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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


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Can a woman with endometriosis still ovulate and become pregnant ?

Can a woman with endometriosis still ovulate and become pregnant ?

Yes: Endometriosis is not related to ovulation defects. Severe cases of endometriosis can affect fallopian tube function. In the overwhelming majority of cases it does not. Since you are 18 consider taking birth control to avoid pregnancy and help with endometriosis. ...Read more

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How much does a womans fertility decrease when having endometriosis?

How much does a womans fertility decrease when having endometriosis?

A lot: Endometriosis is present in about 3% of women, but in fertility clinics about 60% patients may have it. Therefore endometriosis can definitely affect fertility. Endometriosis can cause adhesions, tubal blockage, defects with ovulation, increased inflammation, decreased egg quality, etc... Surgery for endometriosis, more specifically endometriomas, can also affect your ovarian reserve. ...Read more

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How would I know for sure if I have endometriosis without a doctors help? And do all cases of endometriosis end with the woman unable to bear children

How would I know for sure if I have endometriosis without a doctors help? And do all cases of endometriosis end with the woman unable to bear children

Laparoscopy only: The diagnosis of endometriosis is only able to be confirmed by direct visualization (and ideally excisional biopsy) using a minimally invasive outpatient surgical technique known as laparoscopy. This can be done with minimal recovery and downtime. Endometriosis is not detectable by pelvic exam, pap smear, cat scan, mri, or ultrasound. Most women with endometriosis, properly treated, can have kids. ...Read more

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How long does it take a woman to become infertile when having endometriosis or is it quick?

How long does it take a woman to become infertile when having endometriosis or is it quick?

This varies: This is a very individualized question. Endometriosis is definately associated with infertility. But it is unclear what degree of it is needed to impair fertility. Some women have very mild implants of endometriosis yet cannot conceive. If you were diagnosed with the condition, it does not mean you are fated not to concieve. It is a long process of evaluation and follow up. Just stay encouraged. ...Read more

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What is the best HRT for a menopausal woman who has had endometriosis?

What is the best HRT for a menopausal woman who has had endometriosis?

Patch: There is no correct answer to that question, but probably an estrogen patch will be of most benefit. And if you have a uterus, probably continuous Progesterone will be of some benefit in helping to suppress any residual endometriosis. But there are many different ways to go about this. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis make a woman more moody during her period?

Can endometriosis make a woman more moody during her period?

Not really: Pain can make you irritable. There is a condition called premenstrual dysphoric disorder that is a more severe form of pms not due to endometriosis, and that could be the reason you are moody. Can be treated, keep a log of your emotions in relationship to your menses and go see your gyn for treatment. ...Read more