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What are the symptoms and characteristics of endometriosis?

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

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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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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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 are symptoms of endometriosis?

What are symptoms of endometriosis?

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. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of endometriosis?

Pain: Pain in pelvis, belly, sometime low back just before or during period that gets better when period over is number one symptom. If you suspect this, please see your gym provider. Treatments available. Hope this was helpful. Dr. R ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of endometriosis?

What is the symptoms of endometriosis?

Many...: Severe menstrual cramps, pain with sex bladder and rectal pains. Endometriosis is also found in 50% of women with infertility. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms of severe endometriosis?

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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Can you tell me the symptoms of endometriosis?

Varies: Some patients have no symptoms and others have pain with their cycles, sex, or daily with any activity. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of endometriosis?

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 most common symptoms of endometriosis?

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! ...Read more

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Could this be endometriosis? What are the symptoms?

Endometriosis: Pelvic pain, painful periods, painful sex, infertility, bladder and bowel dysfunction are all signs of possible endometriosis. ...Read more

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Why do I still have symptoms of endometriosis at 55?

Why do I still have symptoms of endometriosis at 55?

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. ...Read more

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Wondering if my symptoms could point to endometriosis?

Wondering if my symptoms could point to endometriosis?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the most common symptoms of endometriosis?

Can you tell me the most common symptoms of endometriosis?

Painful bleeding: Painful menstrual cycles, sometimes pain throughout the month. In some cases there is infertility or subfertility. In some cases there can be bowel or bladder problems as well. ...Read more

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Why some women not having any symptoms with endometriosis?

Unknown: The degree of endometriosis does not always correlate with the severity of pain. Many women with endometriosis have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Do you have any tips for managing symptoms of endometriosis?

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. ...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 you please define endometriosis and what are the symptoms?

Short answer: It is the growth of cells that line the inside of the uterus, outside of the uterus. The growth of endometrial cells outside of the uterus can cause pelvic pain, menstrual pain, pain with intercourse, and other symptoms depending on where the tissue is growing. It can cause pain wth bowel movements, also scarring and infertility, rarely, it can develop outside of abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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Just been diagnosed with Endometriosis. Does diet affect symptoms?

Just been diagnosed with Endometriosis. Does diet affect symptoms?

Generally no.: There is no good mechanism to explain a diet / endometriosis connection. But if you find that some foods cause you trouble then avoid them. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of the pain associated with endometriosis?

They vary: The most common is pain associated with menses, known as dysmenorrhea. Sometimes this pain can radiate down the legs. Pain with intercourse is not uncommon. The pain with menses is usually described as severe camping for the first day or two. Sometimes it can even start before the bleeding begins, which is suggestive of endometriosis. ...Read more

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Help with female issues? Endometriosis symptoms, but not sure if it's that

What symptoms?: The more specific you re about what you are feeling, the better the answer we can give. Painful periods, pain with intercourse? That could be endometriosis. Irregular periods? That's not. You need a history and an exam to help you sort this out. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about the possibility of having endometriosis. I have a lot of symptoms but should I be worried?

Endometriosis: It sounds like you are already worried! Instead of speculation, best bet is to go see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I had endometriosis back in 1989 and it was supposedly removed but I'm still having symptoms, do I still have it bc I'm not taking any meds for it?

Lifetime: There is no quick fix for endometriosis. No treatment for this permanent. Menopause usually resolves the problem. If you're still having problems see your doctor and discuss your options. ...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? .

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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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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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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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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How similar are symptoms for adenomyosis and endometriosis?

How similar are symptoms for adenomyosis and endometriosis?

Very similar: Adenomyosis is endometriosis in the wall of the uterus, and many patients will have both. It can make the uterus enlarged, tender and cause heavy, painful periods as well as painful sex. Like endometriosis, the symptoms can often be controlled with hormonal therapy, but the condition remains. Symptoms that do not respond to medical management may require surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptom differences between endometriosis and a twisting ovary?

Severity: Endometriosis usually causes persistent and progressive pain that develops over time and worsens with time. An ovarian torsion usually presents with sudden and severe pain and is generally a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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Is it common to feel more pain than usual while doing specific ab workouts with endometriosis?

Maybe: Everyone in life has a different pain threshold that causes agony. If the endometriosis is located in a place that is aggravated by the abdominal exercises that is very likely. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of a condition that has symptoms similar to endometriosis other than adenomyosis?

Fibroids can: Patients with fibroids often have heavy bleeding and pain and so do patients with adenomyosis. However, in general if you ask patients with symptomatic fibroids which is worse bleeding or pain they usu say bleeding whereas adenomyosis patients usu say the pain. Patients with adenomyosis often have painful intercourse fibroid patients much less so. Pelvic MRI very helpful to evaluate these patients. ...Read more

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I don't really have other symptoms for endometriosis except for sex not feeling good, and at times, feeling painful. Should I still get checked out?

I don't really have other symptoms for endometriosis except for sex not feeling good, and at times, feeling painful. Should I still get checked out?

How badly: Does the pain bother you? If it doesn't bother you so badly, then no need to have surgery to check for endometriosis now. Until/unless you want to try getting pregnant it is 99% a quality of life issue, not any sort of medical emergency. ...Read more

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Removed nuvaring for break week after skipping for 3month. Endometriosis like symptoms returned within 24hrs. Normal or getting worse? What can I do?

Your period?: Many women experience pain from endometriosis just prior to their period.

When you remove the Nuvring for your break week, your body begins to prepare to have a period. It doesn't mean your endometriosis is worse, just that it is changing with your hormones as it would each month if you were not skipping the break week.

You can take Ibuprofen and shorten the break week to 4 days. ...Read more

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I have the symptoms of endometriosis but just had laproscopic surgery and found nothing?

Can happen: 1. Symptoms may be present due to other conditions such as IBS.
2. Very very subtle endometriosis may go undetected.
3. May go on medication trial and see if symptoms improve. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of endometriosis, pcos, and tumors in young women?

Various symptoms: Endometriosis may cause pain with periods, sex, bowel movements, and with ovulation.

Pcos usually manifests as irregular cycles and impaired fertility.

Tumors may present with mass effects, pain, pressure, bloating, or may be completely asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause occasional symptoms of a uti?

Can endometriosis cause occasional symptoms of a uti?

Yes: Endometriosis is frequently associated with interstitial cystitis. This is where you feel like you have a UTI but there are no bacteria. In many patients the endo causes so many impulses along the pelvic nerves that the signals start going backwards and cause neurogenic inflammation that triggers the bladder pain and sensitivity. All causes of pelvic pain need to be identified for adequate relief. ...Read more