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Could endometriosis be spread via lymphatic or vascular systems?

Could endometriosis be spread via lymphatic  or vascular systems?

In theory yes: That is one of the 3 most common theories for why endometriosis occurs and spreads. Good wishes. ...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 itself. Painful condition which is usually located within the pelvis ; most ...Read more


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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 more

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How can endometriosis spread to your bladder and intestines?

How can endometriosis spread to your bladder and intestines?

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 more

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White and pink tissue coming out in my urine. Could this mean my endometriosis has spread to my bladder?

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 more

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Can endometriosis spread to cause nerve damage?

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 more

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Is there a way to know if endometriosis has spread to the brain?

Is there a way to know if endometriosis has spread to the brain?

Yes, it's rare but: has been reported. A visit to your primary care can screen you for neurologic deficits. If medically appropriate, brain imaging with MRI or CT can detect the lesions if present. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is endometriosis that spread to or in the colon considered regular colon cancer?

No.: Colon cancer usually starts in the inner part of the colon. Endometriosis implants on the colon, but is not invasive or life threatening. ...Read more

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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

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What is the treatment for endometriosis that has spread to the colon and stomach?

What is the treatment for endometriosis that has spread to the colon and stomach?

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