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I am having intense rectal pain during menses. Please help me telling the causes. Endometriosis?

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Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Agree with above and

Our research that will be published soon shows two very accurate predictions of endometriosis.
First, if you had bad periods (worse than peers or missed school )as a teenager, you have nearly 100% chance of endo at surgery. Second, testing for ovarian reserve with Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test: if abnormal 90% chance of endometriosis at surgery. The above could add to the accuracy of endo as diagnosis.

In brief: Agree with above and

Our research that will be published soon shows two very accurate predictions of endometriosis.
First, if you had bad periods (worse than peers or missed school )as a teenager, you have nearly 100% chance of endo at surgery. Second, testing for ovarian reserve with Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test: if abnormal 90% chance of endometriosis at surgery. The above could add to the accuracy of endo as diagnosis.
Dr. Michael Fox
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Possible

Endometriosis may be the cause, but there are other reasons for rectal pain as well.
The fact that you say pain is worse during menses makes endometriosis more likely as a cause. Do you have a diagnosis of endometriosis already? Surgery, either laparoscopy or laparotomy, is the only way to make this diagnosis for sure.

In brief: Possible

Endometriosis may be the cause, but there are other reasons for rectal pain as well.
The fact that you say pain is worse during menses makes endometriosis more likely as a cause. Do you have a diagnosis of endometriosis already? Surgery, either laparoscopy or laparotomy, is the only way to make this diagnosis for sure.
Dr. Gerard Honore
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