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Why does endometriosis typically cause pain and health problems?

Why does endometriosis typically cause pain and health problems?

Endometriosis: There are certain proinflammatory substances that are secreted by the ectopic endometrial tissue that are very irritating to adjacent tissues and nerve endings causing pain. These substances, ie prostaglandin, will cause uterine contractions that are also painful. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

A painful condition where the lining tissue of the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue causes pain when it bleeds ...Read more


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Why does pain cause nausea?

Why does pain cause nausea?

Yes pain can: cause nausea. It doesn't always cause nausea., but it most certainly can. The reason is an emotional component of pain, stress, fear, anxiety etc. It is based on a psychobiosocial model for understanding these complex mechanism of pain. ...Read more

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Why does lamectal cause muscle pain?

?lamictal: Lamictal or lamotrigine is a very valuable drug for epilepsy and psychiatric applications, and typically has rather few adverse effects other than an occasional risk of a severe skin reaction in sensitive folks. It would be very unusual that Lamictal would promote muscle pain. Look for another cause. ...Read more

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Why does the presence of endometriosis cause pelvic pain?

Why does the presence of endometriosis cause pelvic pain?

Inflammation: Endometriosis makes inflammatory chemicals by its local immune response. Endometriosis tissue also make new and sensitive nerve endings that can magnify he pain signal. That's why the intensity of pain and amount of disease don't correlate well. ...Read more

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Does depression cause pain? If so, why does it cause pain? What's causing the pain?

Does depression cause pain? If so, why does it cause pain? What's causing the pain?

Highly likely: Pain is perceived and tolerated differently by everyone. Chronic pain will undoubtedly lead most to experience depressive symptomatolgy, although not all will meet criteria for a frank major depressive episode. Acute pain is less likely to cause mood fluctuations. Those with a history of severe depression often describe having psychomotor slowing/fatigue and maybe even generalized pain. ...Read more

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Why does menstration cause leg pain?

Why does menstration cause leg pain?

Hormones: Pelvic vein disease which can include varicose veins on the vulva and in the pelvis as well as the legs. We order pelvic ultrasound from specialist & venous ultrasound of the legs. We have just injected or ablated leg veins successful in some, others need the pelvic veins treated. Write to me at info@morrisonvein.Com. I will send you more info. See vein doctor at www.Phlebology.Org. ...Read more

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Why does stomach cancer cause back pain?

Abdominal pain: It a very complicated issue, but a quick answer is either from mets in the abdomen or mets in the spine. You have to have your spine checked. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause bad rectal pains?

Can endometriosis cause bad rectal pains?

Yes: It all depends on where the endometriosis lies, but if it affects the area behind the uterus known as the cul-de-sac, it can casue rectal pain and can be associated with significant bowel symptoms. ...Read more

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Why does ovarian cancer cause heartburn?

Why does ovarian cancer cause heartburn?

Briefly: Unfortunately in advanced cases, masses or fluid can put pressure on the abdominal & pelvic cavity and also exert pressure on the stomach causing bloating, early satiety & reflux type symptoms. Rarely cancer can affect the stomach & ovaries at the same time. ...Read more

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Does having really bad pain with endometriosis mean your infertile?

Does having really bad pain with endometriosis mean your infertile?

Not necessarily : Many women with endometriosis are fertlle. If one is not ready to conceive one must use contraception. A 3 month at a time contraceptive pill like seasonale is good as are several others. Theses types of pills tend to slow down the endometriosis. See your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Why does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Why does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Not known: Bloating is a non-specific symptom. While it may occur with ovarian cancer, it occurs far more often without it. You may wish to consult this site for symptoms of ovarian cancer. Please keep in mind that none of the symptoms are diagnostic. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ovarian/basic_info/symptoms.htm ...Read more

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Why do periods cause back pain.

Referred pain: Menstrual cramps can be felt in the back as the pain is often referred there. This can vary from person to person and may be in part due to how the uterus is situated within the pelvis. ...Read more

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Why does denosumab cause muscle pain?

Why does denosumab cause muscle pain?

Side effect: If it happens within 7 to 10 days, it could be a sign that your calcium level could be low which can occur with this medicine. If this applies to your situation, you may want to have your calcium level checked. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have testicular pain accompanied with other pains?

What does it mean to have testicular pain accompanied with other pains?

Here are some: Testicular pain may originate from testis itself or its very vicinity such as epididymitis, epididymo-orchitis, torsion of testis or appendages, etc. or from other sites as referring testicular pain such as those from lower spinal nerve pinch, irritation, etc. by disc disorders or post-surgical events such as after inguinal hernia repair, urinary stone passage, shingle, etc. So, ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Does IBS cause pain cause lower right pelvic pain?

Does IBS cause pain cause lower right pelvic pain?

It can, so can other: Lots of things can cause right pelvic pain. If it is new, or a change in pattern, for a 61 Y.O. Woman, would not assume ibs, until other potentially more serious causes are evaluated, e.g. Gyn/ovarian issues, other colon or GI problems, hernias, etc.. See your doc. ...Read more

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Does an ovarian cyst cause severe pain durning menastration?

Does an ovarian cyst cause severe pain durning menastration?

Not usually: Ovarian cysts are common and usually don't cause pain. Pain during menstruation can happen for many different reasons. You should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Does chlamydia cause abdominal pain?

Does chlamydia cause abdominal pain?

Chlamydia is often a: “silent” disease – this means the person isn't experiencing symptoms. Chlamydia symptoms in women may include: spotting, painful sexual intercourse, pain w urination, vaginal discharge (milky or yellow mucus), lower abdominal pain, nausea & fever. Chlamydia in men may cause burning or pain w urinating, irritation at penis opening, discharge, groin pain w swelling & testicular swelling /pain. ...Read more

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Why does phentermine sometimes cause chest pain?

Why does phentermine sometimes cause chest pain?

Chest pain: There are many reasons for chest pain and that might occur with phentermine. You need to see your primary doctor to evaluate the cause and management of your chest pain. Do not delay! ...Read more

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What can cause slight pain in ovaries?

See details: Pain in that area can be from other causes including GI ones. Have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Why does polio cause such pain?

Why does polio cause such pain?

Poliomyelitis: Acute poliovirus infection causing paralysis does not cause muscle pain but significant pain may occur with the post-polio syndrome which happens years after with deterioration of the nervous pathways to the muscles affected in acute disease. ...Read more