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Where Can Endometriosis Spread
Endometriosis reoccurred after 2nd surgery, dr refused 3rd surgery said would cause it to spread and become worse, I have an endometrioma, is this true?
Fertility Specialist: At this point you would likely benefit from seeing a specialist. There are different options and different concerns. Surgery is still an option but you really need to know what your goals are. I would not do anything before seeing a specialist. And yes only surgery will remove an endometrioma but not all of them need to be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several Ways: Endometriosis can cause scar tissue and that scar tissue can stick to nearby organs, endometriosis itself can spread or nearby tissues can have their surface actually transformed into endometriosis. The exact ways in which endometriosis spreads are still not completely understood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
White and pink tissue coming out in my urine. Could this mean my endometriosis has spread to my bladder?
Here are some ...: To verify if indeed you are seeing white & pink tissue in urine, you need urinalysis (UA) to test the urine and cystoscopy to look into the bladder. If both are okay, you would be ok; if cystoscopy is okay but UA shows the "tissue", you need a complete set of imaging study such as CT.IVP to see the configuration and texture of entire urinary tract for completion. More detail? Ask urologist timely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have endometriosis and I have had the same pain for years, but now the pain has changed and spread to the right hip when it was only in the left hip?
Not damage but pain: Endo has been well documented on the sciatic nerve and also the obturator nerve. This causes intense, sharp electric shock type pain in the area the nerve goes - the sciatic down the back of the leg, and the obturator typically behind the knee. Once the endo is surgically excised, usually the pain is immediately resolved and there is usually not any permanent nerve damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should women w/endometriosis avoid lymphatic massage? I had it a few times, 2x during period, then read it cld cause to spread. symptoms progresvly worse.
Spread: I have not heard this nor if i read it. I think if it helps you and make you feel better then you should continue doing it. If it makes it worse than stop. I cannot believe there's evidence either way. ...Read more
Medical: The best treatment by far is medical therapy with lupron. Otherwise surgery with a colon resection and possibly colostomy or stomach resection can often make your life worse than the original endoemtriosis. So best to try to reduce the pain with lupron. No matter what you do, the goal is usually not to be pain free which is usually not possible. The goal is to minimize symptoms. ...Read more
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