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Symptoms Of Endometrisis
See below: Typical symptoms of endometriosis include: painful period, painful sexual intercourse, and infertility. There is no significant correlation between severity of pain and degree of endometriosis Many patients with endometriosis do not have any symptoms. The gold standard of diagnosis of endometriosis is through laparoscopy.See 1 more doctor answer
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!
Pain before bleeding: Cramps are common w/ periods, but be suspicious of pain appearing 2 or more days before you bleed & goes away quickly after bleeding begins. As endometriosis worsens, pain keeps extending over more days. At its worst, it hurts pretty much all the time. Many don't seek help, thinking pelvic pain is a woman's "lot in life." often their mom had the same issues. Seek treatment! Endometriosis scars!See 3 more doctor answers
It's not gone!: Endometriosis is a chronic condition. It is a myth that menopause will cure it. The tissue needs to be removed. Alternatively, you may have pelvic pain from other causes. Laparoscopic examination makes the diagnosis. The picture shows endometriosis being removed with robotic surgery, in my professional opinion, the best way to resect the disease. Talk to your gynecologist.See 1 more doctor answer
Really depends on: What they are. The most classic one is pain during the days leading up to the first day of menses and lasting through the first couple days of bleeding. Another telltale sign is that when you are on birth control pills the pain is much less. Motrin can be very helpful if taken prior to the start of your cycle for 3-5 days.
Unknown: The degree of endometriosis does not always correlate with the severity of pain. Many women with endometriosis have no symptoms.
Surgery and or: Depo lupron, (leuprolide) if u have recurrent endometriosis and have had surgeries for it, I rec u find someone who is trained to do viseral peritoneal resection through the laparoscope or the robot, that is where they resect the peritoneum as the endometriosis can be hard to see and that works well in most people but there are too many docs who are trained to do that.