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How long should ocp's and the occasional exp. Lap. Be used to treat endometriosis? Are there any better long term surgical options available?

How long should ocp's and the occasional exp. Lap. Be used to treat endometriosis? Are there any better long term surgical options available?

Yes: Many people have success treating the causes of hormonal imbalance associated with endometriosis using elimination diets, anti-estrogen diets, and reducing exposure to toxins and pesticides through organic based whole food diets. ...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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I have been n diagnosed with endometriosis. After trying various things i now have the coil fitted one month ago how long does it take to work?

I have been n diagnosed with endometriosis.  After trying various things i now have the coil fitted one month ago how long does it take to work?

Coil? : I assume you're probably referring to an intrauterine device with the term coil. In the United States there is no coil iud approved. I suggest you read submit the question clarifying what medical device you are using. ...Read more

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How long after endometriosis laparoscopy can I fly?

Depends : This day and age, most anesthetist do not use nitrous, so u can technically fly next day. Waiting a wk is a good idea so that ur comfortable. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to return to work after a laparoscopy for endometriosis?

Depends: Some can return as early as the next day, but most will wait for at least 2 to 3 days before returning to work. I have my patient not lift anything above 10# nor do any abdominal exercises for 7 days to allow the stitches to heal. ...Read more

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How long need I wait to return to work after having a laparoscopy for endometriosis?

A few days: Clearly, it depends on your job--but most people are able to return to work in a few days after laparoscopy for endometriosis-unless the surgery was unusual in some way. ...Read more

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How long does it take a woman to become infertile when having endometriosis or is it quick?

How long does it take a woman to become infertile when having endometriosis or is it quick?

This varies: This is a very individualized question. Endometriosis is definately associated with infertility. But it is unclear what degree of it is needed to impair fertility. Some women have very mild implants of endometriosis yet cannot conceive. If you were diagnosed with the condition, it does not mean you are fated not to concieve. It is a long process of evaluation and follow up. Just stay encouraged. ...Read more

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Recently found out i have mild patches of endometriosis , does this mean am infertile? I have 2children i dont no how long ive had the endometriosis.

Good news/bad news: The good news is that you were able to get pregnant, have 2 children and have a period of menstrual cessation which minimizes endometriosis spread. The bad news is that endometriosis can get worse and be a future cause for infertility if not treated. ...Read more