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Information on surgery for endometriosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am having endometriosis and is planning to do surgery in 3months. In the meantime, can I do physical exercise and go to gym or will this aggarvate my condition?
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi dr
User :   I am having endometriosis and is planning to do surgery in 3months. In the meantime, can I do physical exercise and go to gym or will this aggarvate my condition?
Doctor :   physical exercise wil not affect its spread
User :   is surgery the only option?
Doctor :   surgery should be combined with medical treatment
Doctor :   to make sure that it does not came back
User :   which medical treatment you advice?
User :   I'm being given painkillers only for past 3months
Doctor :   painkillers are the main line of management.
User :   What type of food should I take? Any special diet?
Doctor :   for symptomatic relief
Doctor :   the endometrial implants should be removed
Doctor :   to totally eradicate symptoms amd pain
User :   what are the risk?
Doctor :   however even with surgery, some of them do tend to come back
Doctor :   hence the surgery should be followed up with medical management
Doctor :   with gonadotrophins and progesterone
User :   how long generally the surgery take? If it is laser surgery
Doctor :   such that further endometriosis growth is not there
Doctor :   the duration of the surgery depends on the extent and size of the imlants
Doctor :   *implants
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