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Suffering with endometriosis, have severe bleeding, prescribed danazol. History of kidney chances. Am I nornal?

Does Danazol increase the risk of cancer? I have endometriosis . I was operated in the year 2009 and my right overy was removed. I hasd chocolate cyst with extensive adhesiolysis. I was treated with danazol after surgery. Condition improved. But during the last few monts I am experiencing heavy bleeding. my doctor has prescribed danazol-200. My mother died of kidney cancer . So I am afraid. Pl. help.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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You have mentioned that you are experiencing heavy bleeding but it is not clear to me through which route are you bleeding. Anyway, Danazol is a medication used to treat endometriosis.It is a weak androgen ( male sex hormone) it is responsible for lowering estrogen level and help in endometriosis. Side effects include male character development in female like slight increase in growth of body hair, deepening of voice. This drug also increase sensitivity to sunlight exposour so sunlight exposour to be minimised. Regarding cancer risk , slight increase in ovarian cancer has been found by a study previous years. As you have mentioned, excess bleeding is not a symptom of ovarian cancer. probably you may have suffered from some other pathology. consult your gynaecologist. take care.
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