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What are the symptoms for endometriosis of the brain and lungs, I have endo, my head has pain frequently, I hallucinate and have memory issues?

What are the symptoms for endometriosis of the brain and lungs, I have endo, my head has pain frequently, I hallucinate and have memory issues?

Very rare: While endometriosis can occur any where and has even been reported in men, endometriosis of the brain and lungs are so rare (especially the brain) they are considered reportable cases. It is much more likely that your headaches, memory issues, and hallucinations have another cause. You need to see a neurologist immediately to look into this. Hallucinations are a very serious symptom. Good luck. ...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


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Is there a way to know if endometriosis has spread to the brain?

Is there a way to know if endometriosis has spread to the brain?

Yes, it's rare but: Has been reported. A visit to your primary care can screen you for neurologic deficits. If medically appropriate, brain imaging with MRI or CT can detect the lesions if present. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Constantly tired, drained and weak. What could be wrong? History:endometriosis and brain mass. Ideas please?!

Constantly tired, drained and weak. What could be wrong? History:endometriosis and brain mass. Ideas please?!

Sleep?: If you have poor sleep with excessive daytime sleepiness you could have a sleep disordered breathing problem. This can affect overall health including immune system, hormones, focus, concentration, memory, etc. If sleep is a problem get a sleep study done to see how you are sleeping. You may also need to see your md to get blood work up done to check for any disease processes that are going on. ...Read more

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Is sharp pain in my left chest/armpit/arm, left side of brain ice pick like and tingling, and left abd and low left n right back pain endometriosis?

Is sharp pain in my left chest/armpit/arm, left side of brain ice pick like and tingling, and left abd and low left n right back pain endometriosis?

Jumping, Careful: Symptoms: only that. Almost always very non-specific, meaning have many different bases, person-to-person & time-to-time same-person. Symptoms, combined with many details: timing, pattern, associations, etc. Only 1 of many clues which may help sort out reasonable educated guess about what is happening. Many people get too much exercise - by jumping to conclusions - which are not true & harmful. ...Read more

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21yrs of seizures daily headaches fatigue. Neurologists have no cause. Mri of brain no cause. Only diagnosis endometriosis. Any suggestions are welcome?

21yrs of seizures daily headaches fatigue. Neurologists have no cause. Mri of brain no cause. Only diagnosis endometriosis. Any suggestions are welcome?

Which 1 is no cause?: To recap, 11 preg, 2 births, 21 yrs szs (how frequently&what type?), daily headaches (what kind?), fatigue (daily?)...& there is no cause? For which of those problems is there "no cause? " If your seizures aren't well controlled then, I'd say those are most important to define & fix if possible. Do EEG's definitely show presence of seizures or are they negative? Do you have APS or PCOS? ...Read more

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Small bladder. Lower belly pain on and off with brown mucus when trying to have a bm. Also have endometriosis & pineal cyst in brain. Help please?

Small bladder. Lower belly pain on and off with brown mucus when trying to have a bm. Also have endometriosis & pineal cyst in brain. Help please?

MAY be endometriosis: Endometriosis may implant on bowel, causing stricturing, (narrowing from outside) which might be responsible for your symptoms. Discuss with your doc who diagnosed the endometriosis. ...Read more

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Should I be checked for cerebral endometriosis?

Should I be checked for cerebral endometriosis?

Wow...: Pretty obscure. I don't even think there has been a true documented case. Why would you think you need to be checked for that? If you are having some neurological symptoms, there are so many other much more likely possibilities. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis. I suffer frequent sezures and daily headaches. Could I have cerebral endometriosis?

I have endometriosis. I suffer frequent sezures and daily headaches. Could I have cerebral endometriosis?

Excellent Question: Have you been evaluated by a neurologist or had a MRI of your brain? Please d/w your physician. ...Read more

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What are some difference s in the symptoms of endometriosis and ibs?

What are some difference s in the symptoms of endometriosis and ibs?

Can be confusing: Endo pain is typically focused on the menstrual cycle. IBS pain is often related to bowel function, such as pain followed by diarrhea. IBS often also is associated with sharp crampy pain and may be in the upper abdomen.

That said, I have operated on many patients with the label of "IBS" and in reality they had intestinal endometriosis. ...Read more

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3 years s/p ex lap for endometriosis, symptoms returned, no insurance and can't afford medication, intense pain, what do I do?

3 years s/p ex lap for endometriosis, symptoms returned, no insurance and can't afford medication, intense pain, what do I do?

Free clinic: Consider low dose birth control from planned parenthood or a local free clinic in your area. Generics are available for as little as $10 for a three month supply (or free from the above clinics). ...Read more

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Does endometriosis have symptoms?

Does endometriosis have symptoms?

Endo: The most comon symptom is severe dysmenorrhea or pain with menses that is not relived by use of nsaid's and or bcp for more than 3 mo. Fatigue, painful intercoures, pain with bowel movements, bloating around ovulation and menses are other comon nonspecific symptoms. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms of severe endometriosis?

Varies: Symptoms for severe endometriosis can vary. Some people have a tremendous amount of pelvic pain other people have actually no pain at all. It is very common for individuals with severe endometriosis to experience infertility though. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of endometriosis?

Painful menses: The most common symptoms is painful menses, which often start at a young age. In severe cases, women may have pain throughout the month. The most common timing is pain that comes on in the fews days prior to the menses, intensifies at the beginning of the menstrual bleeding, and then tapers off.
Endometriosis can also cause or contribute to infertility. There's more but no more room! ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of endometriosis?

Unpredictable: Most commonly, women present with severe menstrual cramps, painful intercourse, and infertility. ...Read more

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What are some signs / symptoms of endometriosis?

Pelvic pains: Endometriosis is a condition where normal uterine lining is out side the uterus reacting to menstrual cycles, causing pelvic pains, painful menstruation, painful sex, abdominal pain and distensions due to adhesion, need to see gyn doctor., . ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and characteristics of endometriosis?

Pain: Many women with endometriosis have no symptoms at all. Some have painful periods. Some women have chronic pain not related to periods or even painful sex. Others have bladder and rectal pain. The symptoms are highly variable. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of someone with endometriosis?

What are the signs or symptoms of someone with endometriosis?

Many: Some women have no symptoms. But symptoms can include painful periods, painful sex, chronic pain, infertility, GI symptoms and or even some painful urination. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause UTI like symptoms?

Yes: It can cause pelvic, bladder and GI symptoms. So there is a lot of overlap between the symptoms related to different causes of chronic pain such as ulcerative colitis, interstitial cystitis and endometriosis. ...Read more

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Symptoms of Thoracic & Diaphragmatic Endometriosis?

Symptoms of Thoracic & Diaphragmatic Endometriosis?

Interesting question: Metastatic endometriosis is a very uncommon condition where endometrial tissue is found in a part of the body other than the reproductive tract. It will still react to hormones on a monthly cycle no matter where it is. Symptoms of thoracic, diaphragmatic, pulmonary endometriosis can be chest pain, shortness of breath, neck or shoulder pain, cough (either dry or coughing blood), etc, monthly. ...Read more

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Can your endometriosis symptoms start during pregnancy?

Not Common: To be honest, the high Progesterone levels in pregnancy usually make endometirosis a lot better. But lots of other things can cause aches and pains in pregnancy. That is much more likely. ...Read more

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What are the difference in symptoms between endometriosis and fibroids?

What are the difference in symptoms between endometriosis and fibroids?

Complicated: This is a complicated question to answer, but I'll give you some ideas. Fibroids are muscle tumors (benign) and when they are small, so long as they are not invading the lining of the uterus, typically don't cause any symptoms. As they grow they cause pain and pressure. If they invade the lining (even a little) they can cause bleeding abnormalities. Endo causes pain, cramping, irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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Can having both endometriosis and gallbladder disease cause really confusing symptoms?

Can having both endometriosis and gallbladder disease cause really confusing symptoms?

Both: Both conditions may coexists. Pelvic pain with endometriosis tends to be lower abdominal pelvic. Gallbladder symptoms are often aggravated by eating fatty, spicy and late meals. ...Read more

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I was curios about endometriosis. I have a lot of the symptoms. But I don't have insurance to go to the doctor?

I was curios about endometriosis. I have a lot of the symptoms. But I don't have insurance to go to the doctor?

Please call your cou: County health clinic as usually there is a clinic that will treat pts without insurance, or a university med school in your area that has a clinic that treats people without insurance, like in my area it would be the univ of miami med school, u need to see a doc to see if u really have that or something else, u need a proper work-up. ...Read more

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What is a traumatic ovulation? How is it similar to endometriosis? Do they have the same symptoms as apendicitis?

What is a traumatic ovulation? How is it similar to endometriosis? Do they have the same symptoms as apendicitis?

Ovl'ion IS traumatic: All ovulation involves rupture of the capsule of the ovary to release the egg. If enough blood and other fluis is released it can be irritating to the lining of the abdomen and can temporarily cause pain. Endometriosis has a different cause but it can also cause pain. Your gynecologist is the one best equipped to get a complete history and exam and discuss the likely causes and treatments. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy cure endometriosis? I've heard that some women don't have endometriosis symptoms while they are pregnant. Is this true? .

Pregnancy and endo: Pregnancy stops the monthly cycle of hormonal fluctuations that stimulate endometriosis growth. Temporarily, this will set back endometriosis but not cure it. Breast feeding, hormone contraceptives, and menopause all have a reversal effect on endometriosis. ...Read more

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I would like to know about endometriosis. I have a lot of the symptoms but just don't have insurance do go to a doctor. Can someone please help?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. The exact cause of is not certain, but possible explanations include: retrograde menstruation, embryonic cell growth, surgical scar implantation, endometrial cells transport, immune system disorder. Treatments include: pain meds.Hormone therapy, conservative surgery, more. ...Read more