Endometriosis

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition in which cells from the lining of the uterus appear and flourish outside the uterine cavity. The uterine cavity is lined with endometrial cells, which are under the influence of female hormones. Endometrial cells in areas outside the uterus are also influenced by hormonal changes. Symptoms of it are pain and infertility. It can be treated but can't be cured.

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Hi i am suffering from endometriosis in right ovary of 6cm (multiple cycts),i also had laproscopy last year but again have same issue, dr have suggested me Lupride injection for 3 months after which advised for IVF, Is there any other way to become pregnant other than IVF as its expensive treatment and also have heard success rate is not that high, My age is 28, weight is 67 and height is 5 ft

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Ivf is the last treatment option for getting pregnant when other treatments fail.. If you had tried all others Ivf is the only option for you.

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I have been dx'd with endometriosis. I am 43 yrs of age. My Dr and I have currently come up with a plan to control my pain. the plan is to take alesse 21 for 9 weeks straight then have a cycle. I have taken one month of alesse and have had a cycle. I then started again and am currently on week 6. for the past seven days I have had some what of a period. bright red spotting enough to wear a pad all day but not a tampon. it does not seem to be decreasing ie: going from red to chocolate brown like a normal period. on day four later in the day I passed a large clot. just when I think it is lightening up I go to the washroom and still bright red. I am a little concerned. any suggestions

doctor1 MD

Hello ma'am.

The presentation you are experiencing is purely due to endometriosis. Just treating the pain will not suffice. You will have to treat the condition and not just the symptoms. Please speak to your doctor about the available treatment options for treatment of endometriosis.

Best...

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I was recently diagnosed with endometriosis and was put on Lo Loestrin FE, I'm on day 3 and feel very nauseous and the pain is still there from my appointment 3 days ago, plus now I have cramping wit pain constant,. Usually it comes and goes but it hasn't stopped. I feel off and depressed. Again only 3 days into the bc. They never did a laporscopy and only a ultrasound to verify no cysts. I had a tubal 10 yrs ago and been with the same partner for 6 yrs. I have had this pain for 5/6 years with he past yr getting the worse than ever.

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HI there thanks for posting your query at HCM
SEE dear your doc definitely after assesing your history decided that you rae suffering from endometriosis .And the medication you are taking is that a combination of norethindrone (progestin) and ethnylestadiol combination with 4b inactive pill of...

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Hi I am 35 yrs old and has been suffering endometriosis since I was 23 and as a consequence I have to take pills. I currently have alot of cyst which in complex is around 6cm in size and my gynea's said they are perhaps endometriosis again. I am now taking Cerazette for 6 months and still bleeding. I wish to know if you have any updates regarding the effect of Qlaira for the endometriosis patients, for I am evaluating to change my Pills to Qlaira. Thank you so much for the help.

Mrs. G

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for the query.

Endometriosis can affect the ovaries sometimes forming cysts.
This type of cyst is called as chocolate cyst or endometrioma.
When cyst is smaller in size < 4cms, medical treatment can be opted.
But in case of larger cysts surgical treatment is better option as there is...

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Is there any food control for endometriosis? I have been getting brown spots before and after my period. Is this normal? This is the first time in so many years

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Hi
Greetings
I can understand your situation..
ENDOMETRIOSIS is a hormone dependent lesion.Are you married.?If so plan for pregnancy at the earliest.
Pregnancy can control endometriosis.
If not you can be on long term OC pills ,at least for 6 months under the supervision of a gynaecologist.
Hope...

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will endometriosis show up on an mri of the lower back. and can endometriosis be triggered or made worse by an automobile accident?

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Brief Answer:
Endometriosis not triggered or worsened by automobile accident

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I understand your concerns about endometriosis.

MRI can be detected on MRI of lower back if it is large in size. Small endometriotic spots cannot be diagnosed by any imaging modality....

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Is it possible to have endometriosis after a full hysterectomy?

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Brief Answer:
No it isn't possible

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear and thanks for your query.

Once the body's estrogen - producing organs (ovaries) are gone, endometriosis growth shrink.
This is because ovarian estrogen feeds endometriosis.
Hence you have no chances for endometriosis while you have had...

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I am 4 weeks post total hysterectomy for endometriosis . Prior to surgery I was having pelvic pain due to endo. All of a sudden the pain returned 3 days ago.I see my Dr tomorrow but can it still be endometriosis or what else could it be. Is there anything that my Dr could do. I am post menopausal and unable to take HRT.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
no

Detailed Answer:
Hi

After surgery the organs in body recover slowly and get adjusted in abdomen. The wound also heal slowly. This pain you have is because of these reasons.

Endometriosis would not have returned so soon....

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Recent questions on  Endometriosis

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I am currently being tested for some type of hormone imbalance. I have always suffered with period related problems such as constant thrush with any change in my cycle and bleeding for to long. The blood test so far have confirmed I have a border line under active thyroid and elevated liver enzymes. I seem to be lossing a lot of my hair as well & I have gained a stone in 5 months. here are a few other things I m not sure if there are linked - night sweats / itchy-tingly nipple/ very weak and tired / mood swings / painful intercourse / vaginal dryness/breasts have grown/feeling sick/headaches. i also had a swab a few days ago as I was bleeding (and shouldn t be as the doctor has stopped my periods for 6 months) and the nurse said my cervix was bleeding and looked aggravated she seemed to think i may have a low grade infection.that might explain the low backache and period type pains I m having.I have had a laporoscopy to look for endometriosis but all was clear I was sent away and was told it would get better after a baby this was 3 years ago and since then I have had a baby and it s made everything worse. Please help

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I have a full hysterectomy last April, 2013. I kept my one ovary on my right side, although I still have pain on my left side. The left side has always given me pain, especially during my periods. It just really hurts, quite often. Why is this? There is no ovary there!

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I have been diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia (no atypical cells) after being on Estrace for a cancelled Frozen Embryo Transfer. I also have endometriosis and used to have some adhesions prior to laproscopies. I have been vomiting all night for no reason. Should I be worried?

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I am a 42 yr old female. I had a rt Oopherectomy at age 36, which showed a cystadenoma. At 37 I had my last cycle. Tracking my FSH/LH and Estradiol levels periodically, since my 3 sisters (54, 54, 48) are just beginning menopause. My FSH/LH levels are consistently high (70+-149) and my Estradiol has stayed low (16). Initially after my cycle stopped my Estradiol was 521. I had an instance last Oct where I produced a 2.5-3.8cm complex cyst (resolved Dec) and now I have an FSH of 68 and an Estradiol of 101. What do I do? I am confused and frustrated. I still have night sweats, hot flashes, memory loss and irritability. I have no known family history of anything like this. I have a personal history of endometriosis since 19. HELP!!!! P.

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I get a lower back pain which is excrucitating right after my cycle ends.its remians for 4-5 days. And have to take painkillers.Its very debiliating.The feeling is like something in stuck inside which is unable to come out.My lower portion gets...

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My daughter, 30, no children has always had severe cramps and periods. Now, every two or three months, she almost passes out with pain, sweats profusely, turns white and freezing. I just witnessed this last night. How soon do I need to get her to...

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Hello, my 18 year old daughter has been having HORRIBLE female problems. Within the last year she has been on Deproprevara, exploratory endometriosis surgery and then switched to Mirena IUD. Last week she switched to a new OBGYN and he put her on...

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