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What Is The Difference Between Dysmenorrhea And Endometriosis
Period pain or menstrual cramps are often referred to as dysmenorrhea, while a more accurate translation would be menalgia. Dysmenorrhea is a more encompassing term that not only describes the painful cramping associated with menses, but means that 'something isn't right ...Read more
Pain/pain: Dysmenorrhea is a symptom and endometriosis is a disease. Dysmenorrhea can be caused by a number of conditions including endometriosis, fibroid tumors, adenomyosis--endometriosis may be present without any dysmenorrhea. I just upgraded a woman with stage iv-horrendous endometriosis in an rn who had no symptoms at all-just wanted a baby-i hope this helps. ...Read more
Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a bening disease defined by the presence of endometrial glands (lining of inside the uterus) outside the uterus and its associated with pelvic pain and infertility. The disease tends to progress and recurrs. Primary dysmenorrhea is when no specific diagnosis has been made and secondary dysmenorrhea is when an actual medical condition has been diagnosed. ...Read more
Dr please help. I think I suffer from dysmenorrhea but over the counter medications ALWAYS work for me. Should I check to see if I have endometriosis?
I think I have endometriosis or primary dysmenorrhea. Does it matter which? I just want pain relief.
Yes, it does matter.: Primary dysmenorrhea essentially means crampy, lower abdominal pain during menses without known disease. Endometriosis is one of a number of secondary conditions that can cause the same symptoms, including tumors, ovarian cysts, adhesions, pid, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, etc. Treatment of pain without identifying the underlying cause risks catastrophe. ...Read more
Can endometriosis CAUSE PCOS? Had dysmenorrhea for as long as I can remember, can't move first 3 days. Also have PCOS, can one cause the other?
Not related: One could have both but they are not related ...Read more
51.5yrs using alesse for dysmenorrhea. Started 4th pack, 3 days early, could not complete cycle due to cramping. Stenosis? Endometriosis? Normal?
51 years, female. Sudden onset of dysmenorrhea. Pelvic MRI - small amount of free fluid. Is this endometriosis? Can endometriosis make asthma worse?
Pelvic fluid: A small amount of free fluid in the female pelvis can be a normal finding. Although there are also many abnormalities that are associated with fluid in the pelvis, including endometriosis, the fluid by itself does not indicate endometriosis or any other specific diagnosis. It must be interpreted in the context of your entire clinical picture and additional imaging findings. ...Read more
Period pain the first 2 days, not every month & relief by pain killer, will endometriosis cause period pain for just 2days & not occur every month?
Normal to feel period pain 3 weeks post TLH+removal of tubes and endometriosis? Kept ovaries. Still endo on bowel/rectum. Period would be due now.
A little early: Three weeks is a little early to know how you will respond to hysterectomy. If you kept the ovaries and there is known endometriosis on the bowel then one would expect that pain to continue without further treatment. Schedule a follow up to discuss the plan for the remaining endometriosis ...Read more
I have v heavy bleeding and excruciating pain during my period, pain during sex and mid month light bleeding and laparoscopy ruled out endometriosis?
Menstrual supression: Obtaining a diagnosis can sometimes be a little bit difficult. However if both the pain and bleeding is occurring with periods then the answer might be to stop periods. You can do this by going on continuous birth control pills or getting an iud, for which 20% of people will stop having periods after the first year. ...Read more
Do u think I have endometriosis? Because I having lots of symptoms. Lower back pain, thighs legs back neck. Pain sex. Left ovary pain. Period pain.
How do you tell if you just have dysmenorrhea or if it's endrometriosis? Would birth control pills help/make symptoms go away on either?
What are other causes of severe menstrual pain when endometriosis, cancer, fibroids, cysts, adenomyosis, and colon issues have been ruled out?
This link adds more: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/menstrual-cramps/basics/causes/con-20025447Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello. I have had severe period pain since I was 13 now 24. I'm tried so many things. I went to an OBYGN. She found 2 specs of endometroisis...but everything else looked normal...I thought that would take care of my pain...waited 4 weeks to heal after my
Edit your question: Your question needs editing as it got cut off. ...Read more
Same process: The uterus is made up of a thin lining and a much thicker muscular portion. The lining is called the endometrium. When these cells are found outside the uterus, it is endometriosis. When these lining cells are located deep to the lining but still inside the uterus that is adenomyosis. Simply put, adenomyosis is endometriosis that involves the uterus (below the lining). ...Read more
Issue: I think you mean endometriosis and endometritis? Endometritis is an infection of the lining of the uterus and often times responds to antibiotics. Endometriosis is a chronic condition where endometrial tissue is found outside of the uterine lining. It is treated with surgery, lupron (leuprolide) and birth control as well as a few other options. ...Read more
What is the difference between loseasonique and seasonique when treating stage 2 endometriosis if loseasonique made me sick and increase pain?
LoSeasonique: Loseasonique is a low dose version of seasonique, both containing the same hormones, levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol. As both seasonique and loseasonique contain same ingredients in different proportions, the precautions with seasonique are nearly the same as are with loseasonique. Check with your doctor regarding your reactions to loseasonique. ...Read more
What is the difference between Endometritis and Endometriosis? Are they caused by surgical abortion? Can u have a normal regular period and have these?
Endomet/ritis/riosis: The endometrium is the lining of the uterus. When these cells are inflamed or infected, the term "endometritis" is used. When they are found attached to abdominal organs or the lining of the abdomen (peritoneum), they are called "endometriosis". Periods may be "regular", but with endometriosis they are usually very painful, with occasional diarrhea. No relationship to abortion. ...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