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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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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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Why would I want to avoid surgery for my endometriosis?

Why would I want to avoid surgery for my endometriosis?

Depends: I don't think the goal is to avoid surgery, but I do think that most women should avoid repeated unnecessary surgeries. Surgery is required for a diagnosis to be made and sometimes for certain problems from endometriosis. Almost always a combination of surgical and medical treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Should women w/endometriosis avoid lymphatic massage? I had it a few times, 2x during period, then read it cld cause to spread. symptoms progresvly worse.

Spread: I have not heard this nor if i read it. I think if it helps you and make you feel better then you should continue doing it. If it makes it worse than stop. I cannot believe there's evidence either way. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis. Doctors suggest goin on the pill to avoid it recurring, i feel its unhealthy, what should I do now?

I had a laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis. Doctors suggest goin on the pill to avoid it recurring, i feel its unhealthy, what should I do now?

Yes and no: Going on the pill can decrease recurrence and is relatively side effect free. Hormone blockade ( lupron) is more effective but has more side effects. ...Read more

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What is endometriosis?

What is endometriosis?

A cause of pain: Endometriosis is a condition where the uterine lining implants somewhere outside the uterus in the abdomen. It can implant on a tube, an ovary, the bowel, the abdominal side-wall, etc. It tends to bleed just like it would inside the uterus during a period, except that it is inside the abdomen. It causes the surrounding tissue to become irritated and inflammed and this is painful. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis be cured?

Managed: Cured might be a stretch. It can be surgicaly treated and removed, and medically managed. With treatment, the symptoms can be minimized or eliminated. ...Read more

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Is endometriosis hereditary

Is endometriosis hereditary

Yes.: Not all patients with endometriosis have a family history, but many do. If you are having pelvic pain, severe pain with your periods or pain on penetration with intercourse, you should see your gynecologist. While you can not see endometriosis on an ultrasound, you can see other sources of pelvic pain. Robotic laparoscopic surgery is the best way to see endometriosis. ...Read more

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