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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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I love sweets but i want to avoid diabetes. Any advice?

I love sweets but i want to avoid diabetes. Any advice?

Stay physically fit: This has much more to do with preventing type ii diabetes from expressing itself than simply avoiding sweet-tasting carbohydrates. ...Read more

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If i'm trying to get pregnant should I avoid certain foods or drinks?

If i'm trying to get pregnant should I avoid certain foods or drinks?

Food drink prenancy: Avoidance of alcohol is strongly recommended. As for foods nothing specific except for inadequately cooked fish and meat due to possible microorganisms contamination. For same reason fruits and vegetables should also be washed appropriately. While pregnant various food may not be tolerated that otherwise are not bothersome. ...Read more

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Need some safety tips after periods to avoid pregnancy?

Need some safety tips after periods to avoid pregnancy?

Simple: Abstain from sex or use protection 100% of the time when sexually active. ...Read more

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Are birth control and condoms together a safe enough option to avoid pregnancy or do I need to do more?

Are birth control and condoms together a safe enough option to avoid pregnancy or do I need to do more?

Safe enough...: There is a 20% per year chance of pregnancy with condoms and a 5% chance per year with birth-control pills. Together, you have about a 1% chance of pregnancy per year. That is pretty low but it isn't zero. If you want a lower risk, you might consider abstinence. Its only failed once in history. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Trying to avoid trauma again- renal ultrasound- need some advice?

Trying to avoid trauma again- renal ultrasound- need some advice?

See below: Not sure what you are referring too. If you mean trauma to the kidney, then yes renal ultrasound or ct scan without contrast both are helpful. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts stop you from conceiving?

Do ovarian cysts stop you from conceiving?

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can present an environment of anovulation which leads to fertility issues. One particular disorder frequently associated with both anovulation and ovarian cysts is pco dz. Or polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more

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Are emergency contraceptives really helps to avoid pregnancy?

Are emergency contraceptives really helps to avoid pregnancy?

Yes if used in: a timely manner. Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read more

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How to avoid precum reaching vagina, to avoid pregnancy?

How to avoid precum  reaching vagina, to avoid pregnancy?

Precum & Pregnancy: I am not sure there is much we have to offer here except that if you are avoiding unwanted pregnancy then you do not put your uncovered penis inside your partner's vagina. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs to help me get pregnant before i'm 30 if I have endometriosis?

Are there any herbs to help me get pregnant before i'm 30 if I have endometriosis?

Endometriosis: This is one issue that i would not turn to herbs for (even though i believe in herbology). Please sit down with your gynecologist and let your needs be know. Work on developing a treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more

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If u don't want to get pregnant and u want to avoid sex during ovulation, is using an ovulation kit a good way to help you avoid sex at ovulation?

If u don't want to get pregnant and u want to avoid sex during ovulation, is using an ovulation kit a good way to help you avoid sex at ovulation?

Can be helpful, but: http://m.modernmom.com/article/fertility-monitors-to-prevent-pregnancy. The test kit doesn't actually detect ovulation. It identifies your lh surge that occurs before ovulation. There are usually 3 days between the surge and ovulation. It is recommended to avoid sex or use a barrier method for 7 days before and 5 days after. I think it can be combined with other information in charting cycle. ...Read more

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How can you cure vaginal prolapse if you want to avoid surgery?

How can you cure vaginal prolapse if you want to avoid surgery?

Treatment: While treatment is possible, cure is not unfortunately. Some patients may get relief of mild prolapse symptoms with pelvic floor exercises (Kegels) and/or pelvic floor physical therapy, however, this generally does not cure the prolapse. A small flexible vaginal insert called a pessary can also be used to treat symptoms, but does not cure the prolapse. Surgery is currently the only cure. ...Read more

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Are there certain foods I should avoid if i'm trying to get pregnant? How much alcohol is safe to drink if any?

Are there certain foods I should avoid if i'm trying to get pregnant? How much alcohol is safe to drink if any?

Food: If you are trying to get pregnant, it is best to avoid alcohol. You should also avoid excessive caffiene, artificial sweeteners and processed food. Try to maintain ideal body weight. ...Read more

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What foods or herbs can I take to help eliminate or lessen a chocolate cyst?)i want to do ivf. What about egg quality in IVF bec of this cyst?

What foods or herbs can I take to help eliminate or lessen a  chocolate cyst?)i want to do ivf. What about egg quality in IVF bec of this cyst?

Unfortunately none: The only way to rid yourself of an endometrioma is thru surgery. There are no herbs that would help. The endometrioma should not effect egg quality. ...Read more

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How do you avoid getting infections during orthopedic surgery?

How do you avoid getting infections during orthopedic surgery?

Skin prep&antibiotic: The body has many effective barriers to infection, but orthopaedic surgery can lead to infection. We clean the skin with antiseptic solution which kills bacterial and prevents bacterial growth. Some cases require IV antibiotics pre- operative. It's important to keep the incisions covered for a few day and then clean them regularly when uncoved. ...Read more

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How do I help reduce period cramps or even stop them altogether?

How do I help reduce period cramps or even stop them altogether?

Common problem: These are related to the bodies production of chemicals called prostaglandins which trigger irritation. Ibuprofen and naproxen are over the counter meds that target the prostaglandins.They have been used for decades for menstrual symptoms.They can be effective when started the day before and continued until the end of flow. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts make it difficult to get preg?

Do ovarian cysts make it difficult to get preg?

No, the opposite: The egg is released from a cyst at the time of ovulation. When conception occurs, the cyst remains and produces a hormone the makes the uterus maintain the pregnancy. No cyst - no pregnancy. ...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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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?

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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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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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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How do you get endometriosis?

How do you get endometriosis?

Endo: In short we don't know. There are some theories that suggest that endometriosis occurs because of back bleeding through the fallopian tubes into the pertoneal cavity and the body is not able to digest this blood for which reason endometriosis develops. Most women have retrograde menses but only about 10 percent may get endometriosis due to a faulty immunological system. ...Read more

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How painful is endometriosis?

Variable: In some women, even a large amount of endometriosis causes no pain. In other women a small amount causes significant pain. Women feel a variety of different pain symptoms and the severity is different from person to person. It can be debilitating or it can be very mild. ...Read more

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How is endometriosis treated?

Multiple ways: Once endometriosis is diagnosed (usually with surgery), depending on the severity, it can be treated with hormone suppressing medications. Sometimes in mild cases, oral contraceptive pills can help. In severe cases where large cysts have formed or where it is causing blockage of the bowels or urinary system, surgery is needed and may require a hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries. ...Read more

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What exactly is endometriosis?

What exactly is endometriosis?

Chronic Condition: Endometriosis is a chronic female condition where parts of the uterine lining (endometrium) sheds through the tubes and implants in the pelvic cavity. The result is no symptoms, to chronic pain, to difficulty conceiving, to pelvic masses. It is estimated that endometriosis occurs in 6–10% of women, presenting in the early reproductive years. Laparoscopy at times is used for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's done for endometriosis?

What's done for endometriosis?

Endometriosis: Surgery is the gold standard, and reduces the amount/extent of disease. The most effective medical treatment is the drug lupron(r). It is costly with some side effects, but is safe and often as good for pain as surgery. The injectible contraceptive depo-provera gives mixed results. A much older drug, danazol, is mostly no longer used. ...Read more

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Where is endometriosis located?

Where is endometriosis located?

Pelvis, abdomen: Endometriosis is a serious problem in which little pieces of tissue (similar to the uterine lining that bleeds and sheds each month) are trapped inside one's pelvis and abdomen. Rarely, women may have tissue trapped in the chest or other places. With each menstrual period, the trapped tissue sheds and bleeds on the inside of the abdomen (the blood has no way to leave the body), causing much pain. ...Read more

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Can you die from endometriosis?

Never: Endometriosis, though sometimes quite painful, is never a diagnosis that would lead to death. Very severe forms of endometriosis can cause endometrial tissues to affect various internal organs and cause bleeding but that's incredibly rare. ...Read more

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What is inactive endometriosis,?

Endometriosis: Patches of endometrial tissue—normally occurring only in the lining of the uterus (endometrium)—appear outside the uterus. The misplaced endometrial tissue responds to hormones as normal endometrial tissue, it can bleed and cause pain. When it is inactive, the patches of endometrium remain quiet and do not bleed or cause pain for some time. ...Read more

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What are endometriosis symptoms?

What are endometriosis symptoms?

Different symptoms..: It depends where the lesions are located and what is the severity. It could be quite asymptomatic to sever pelvic pain, infertility and irregular periods... Remember all these symptoms could be due to some other diseases too. ...Read more

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When does endometriosis clear up?

When does endometriosis clear up?

Yes !: Endometriosis close to the rectum may cause pain due to scarring like in this picture. This is especially try closer to your periods. Also nerve endings get hypersensitive around the disease. If advanced, the lesions may invade the rectal area ! for these reasons, it's important to make the diagnosis with laparoscopy and if possible, resection of as much disease as possible. ...Read more

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