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Can endometriosis cause permenant damage to the organs or nerves it is attached too?

Can endometriosis cause permenant damage to the organs or nerves it is attached too?

Yes: While that is not terribly common it is certainly possible. Most often the ovaries, tubes, and uterus are involved with endometriosis - there can be permanent damage. ...Read more

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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Can endometriosis w/ weak pelvic floor cause smell from rectum to be emitted when uterus contract if scar tissues are attached to rectum?

Can endometriosis w/ weak pelvic floor cause smell from rectum to be emitted when uterus contract if scar tissues are attached to rectum?

Not likely: Severe endometriosis involving the colon or rectum will usually cause obstructive symptoms before any bleeding due to endometriosis occurs. Smell is more likely a function of your diet or if you have some type of infection of gyn or rectal origin. ...Read more

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I have a regular period but got endometriosis (chocolate cyst attached at both ovaries) so does this affect my chances of getting pregnant? do i still ovulate? i was told by this female doctor at the private clinic saying that the cysts will hold my egg f

I have a regular period but got endometriosis (chocolate cyst attached at both ovaries) so does this affect my chances of getting pregnant? do i still ovulate? i was told by this female doctor at the private clinic saying that the cysts will hold my egg f

Yes: Endometriosis does increase the risk of infertility although u do still ovulate.The chocolate cysts aren't functional cysts.They contain uterine lining cells that bleed when u have ur period and the old blood in them causes them 2 look like they r filled with chocolate syrup.If they rupture it can cause a lot of pain.Endometriosis can cause scar tissue that can block normal tubes cause infertility ...Read more

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What is endometriosis?

What is endometriosis?

A cause of pain: Endometriosis is a condition where the uterine lining implants somewhere outside the uterus in the abdomen. It can implant on a tube, an ovary, the bowel, the abdominal side-wall, etc. It tends to bleed just like it would inside the uterus during a period, except that it is inside the abdomen. It causes the surrounding tissue to become irritated and inflammed and this is painful. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis be cured?

Managed: Cured might be a stretch. It can be surgicaly treated and removed, and medically managed. With treatment, the symptoms can be minimized or eliminated. ...Read more

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Is endometriosis hereditary

Is endometriosis hereditary

Yes.: Not all patients with endometriosis have a family history, but many do. If you are having pelvic pain, severe pain with your periods or pain on penetration with intercourse, you should see your gynecologist. While you can not see endometriosis on an ultrasound, you can see other sources of pelvic pain. Robotic laparoscopic surgery is the best way to see endometriosis. ...Read more

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How do you get endometriosis?

How do you get endometriosis?

Endo: In short we don't know. There are some theories that suggest that endometriosis occurs because of back bleeding through the fallopian tubes into the pertoneal cavity and the body is not able to digest this blood for which reason endometriosis develops. Most women have retrograde menses but only about 10 percent may get endometriosis due to a faulty immunological system. ...Read more

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How painful is endometriosis?

Variable: In some women, even a large amount of endometriosis causes no pain. In other women a small amount causes significant pain. Women feel a variety of different pain symptoms and the severity is different from person to person. It can be debilitating or it can be very mild. ...Read more

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