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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 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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How long does it take for endometriosis to grow back?

How long does it take for endometriosis to grow back?

Can occur: Unfortunately - this review below suggests 20% at 2y. https://academic.oup.com/humupd/article/15/4/441/732833/Recurrence-of-endometriosis-and-its-control However other reasons for pain include adhesions, new conditions in the ovary/womb (or other structures in the pelvis) and development of a chronic pain disorder. So worth if you are experiencing pain after endometriosis treatment to see a doc ...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

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How long does it take for endometriosis to stop the ability to be pregnant?

How long does it take for endometriosis to stop the ability to be pregnant?

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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How long after stopping lupron (leuprolide) for endometriosis will it take for your body to go back to normal?

How long after stopping lupron (leuprolide) for endometriosis will it take for your body to go back to normal?

Few days: Even though half life of Lupron (leuprolide) is only 3 to 4 hrs plasama levels will remain high for few more days ( missing one dose is not a big problem ). ...Read more

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How long endometriosis treated of single couples who wants to concieve very first.What is earliest possible to b fertile in this case?

Not sure : I'm not sure what your question is. Was your endometriosis treated with a medication and you're worried about when you might be able to conceive after receiving this medication? Or are you wondering if given a diagnosis of endometriosis, how long it takes to conceive? If the latter, then you could get pregnant right away. Having endometriosis doesn't mean that you have infertility only ^ risk. ...Read more

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36.Microgynon30 continuously for 25yrs.Endometriosis.last 6yrs had 3 BTB, longer than 3wks,heavy bleeding,clots,flooding. Scans, smears, swabs normal?

36.Microgynon30 continuously for 25yrs.Endometriosis.last 6yrs had 3 BTB, longer than 3wks,heavy bleeding,clots,flooding. Scans, smears, swabs normal?

Maybe a rest: It sounds like you have already checked things out pretty thoroughly. Occasional breakthrough bleeding/irregular bleeding is a side effect of continuous treatment. If you have stopped the pill briefly (3 or 4 days) and the problem has not resolved then it might be necessary to give it a break for a month or two. Alternatively, higher doses for a while might also work. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Had laparoscopic surgery a day ago for removal of endometriosis and clearing of tubes . How long until I can return to normal activity?

As tolerated: I tell my patients to return to normal activity as tolerated by pain after most laparoscopic procedures. Any doubts? Call your surgeon. I'm sure you'll be fine. Best of luck. ...Read more