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What Are The Symptoms And Characteristics 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
3 years s/p ex lap for endometriosis, symptoms returned, no insurance and can't afford medication, intense pain, what do I do?
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
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
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
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
What is the chance of a 6.6cm cyst going away on it's own? Accompanied with symptoms of endometriosis.
Possible but...: Rather large size, could spontaneously resolve but. You you have it evaluated. ...Read more
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?
Removed nuvaring for break week after skipping for 3month. Endometriosis like symptoms returned within 24hrs. Normal or getting worse? What can I do?
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
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