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What doctors evaluate endometriosis?

What doctors evaluate endometriosis?

Gynecologists: Your ob-gyn doctor can do the initial evaluation. There are gynecologists that specialize in the evaluation and treatment of endometriosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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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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How would I know for sure if I have endometriosis without a doctors help? And do all cases of endometriosis end with the woman unable to bear children

How would I know for sure if I have endometriosis without a doctors help? And do all cases of endometriosis end with the woman unable to bear children

Laparoscopy only: The diagnosis of endometriosis is only able to be confirmed by direct visualization (and ideally excisional biopsy) using a minimally invasive outpatient surgical technique known as laparoscopy. This can be done with minimal recovery and downtime. Endometriosis is not detectable by pelvic exam, pap smear, cat scan, mri, or ultrasound. Most women with endometriosis, properly treated, can have kids. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with endometriosis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with endometriosis?

Yes: Endometriosis is the most common cause for chronic pelvic pain. While not every woman with endometriosis has symptoms requiring specific treatment - up to 10% of women have endometriosis. ...Read more

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What is endometriosis? What are the symptoms, how do you know you have it and can it be detected without a doctors visit?

What is endometriosis? What are the symptoms, how do you know you have it and can it be detected without a doctors visit?

Variable: Endometriosis is when uterine lining tissue grows outside the uterus. Typical symptoms are infertility, pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding and cramping during menses. The history alone is accurate 89% of the time in one report. Definitive diagnosis usually requires a laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more

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My doctor wants to do a hysterectomy. She believes I have endometriosis. Is this my only option?

My doctor wants to do a hysterectomy. She believes I have endometriosis.  Is this my only option?

No: Hysterectomy is not the only option for endometriosis. At times hormonal therapy may be helpful. Considering medications like provera, (medroxyprogesterone) lupron, and Danazol maybe alternatives. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, are there any non surgical treatment for endometriosis?

Yes: Mild caes can be treated with pain control with non steroidal anti inflammatories and also hormonal treatments can be used in some situations. Consult with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I was curios about endometriosis. I have a lot of the symptoms. But i don't have insurance to go to the doctor?

I was curios about endometriosis. I have a lot of the symptoms. But i don't have insurance to go to the doctor?

Please call your cou: County health clinic as usually there is a clinic that will treat pts without insurance, or a university med school in your area that has a clinic that treats people without insurance, like in my area it would be the univ of miami med school, u need to see a doc to see if u really have that or something else, u need a proper work-up. ...Read more

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How can I get checked for endometriosis, i was told by my doctor that is what is thought for me to have it. What do I need to do?

Clinical diagnosis: Most patients DX with endometriosis are diagnosed based on their symptoms. There is no blood test or lab result. For a definitive diagnosis, a laparoscopy is needed, preferably with a tissue biopsy to confirm endometriosis. Most docs will treat based on symptoms though and reserve laparoscopy for those patients trying to conceive, who have cysts, or for whom destruction of endometriosis is goal. ...Read more

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Sex just does not feel good for me... in some positions it can actually be painful. Should I have my doctor look for signs of endometriosis?

Sex just does not feel good for me... in some positions it can actually be painful. Should I have my doctor look for signs of endometriosis?

Yes: You should have your doctor check you and figure out the cause of the problem so adequate treatment can be given. as this may sometimes be unrelated to any pathology(problem) in the pelvic region ...Read more