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endometriosis after hysterectomy: What causes recurrence?

A: Although uncommon, endometriosis can recur after removal of the uterus and both ovaries (hysterectomy with oophorectomy), if you''re taking estrogen therapy. endometriosis is a painful condition in which a type of tissue that normally lines your uterus becomes implanted outside your uterus, most often on your fallopian tubes, ovaries or the tissue lining your pelvis. endometriosis needs estrogen — which is produced primarily by the ovaries — to persist. If you have your uterus and both ovaries removed, endometriosis pain usually goes away. However, if you''re taking estrogen for menopause symptoms,
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treatment for endometriosis after hysterectomy

A: if I understood you had an hysterectomy for endometriosis and the endometriosis expend else where? am I right? I might include below some input on pregnancy risks siince I am not sure if you had an hysterectomy, I think you had . let"s start with general info then specific with the treatment proposed: The treatment options for endometriosis include: Observation with no medical intervention Hormone treatment Surgery Combined treatment Complementary therapies. Observation with no medical intervention In mild cases of endometriosis, it may be possible to simply monitor the condition with regular visits to your doctor or...
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endometriosis... after hysterectomy ?

A: Dear Melissa,   Your doctors are definately NOT EXPERTS when it comes to their knowledge of endometriosis...  It is a KNOWN FACT that a hysterectomy will NOT always get all of the endo tissue and what is left behind will continue to grow...  It is also a WELL known fact that endo tissue can spread to the bladder, pelvic area, brain and other organs in the body including the colon.... You need to tell your doctors to go back to school on endometriosis...  To tell you that endo can not be a diagnosis since you had a hysterectomy, is totally rediculous.....  You need an expert in endometriosis and you need an exploratory of your gladder,...
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endometriosis after hysterectomy

A: I understand your concern and discomfort. I have heard so many stories from woman  about this same issue. I have also found other evidence on line, discussing this same topic. I would also have a second opinion, in the event it is not endo. There are many reported cases where a woman has had a total hysterectomy (removal of uterus and ovaries) as treatment for endometriosis, only to be given hormone replacement therapy. This can encourage the disease to flare up again, because estrogen is part of the hormone replacement therapy, and endometriosis feeds on estrogen. Of course hormone replacement therapy is prescribed to replace the hormones that are lost because of the removal of the ovaries. This begins to...
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How Common Are Adhesions after hysterectomy?

A: Developing adhesions after hysterectomy surgery is quite common, even when measures are taken to prevent them from occurring. Medical studies estimate that as many as 55 percent to 100 percent of patients with pelvic surgery will develop adhesions. This can happen when scar tissue develops or when the protective tissue around internal organs is disturbed during surgery. The protective coating around internal organs allows them to move around slightly without sticking to other organs or the abdominal wall. If the protective coating is disturbed, an organ can develop tissue to help protect it. This can cause an adhesion. Adhesions also can happen as scar tissue forms as part of the healing process following surgery. Adhesions

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endometriosis after a complete hysterectomy!!

A: Dear Misty,   It is NOT cancer unless the pap-smear comes back that way....  You had endometriosis when you have your hysterectomy and if the doctors didn"t know that, they should have by doing tests....  Unfortunately, a hysterctomy will NOT cure endometriosis because not all of the endo tissue can be removed....  Most often, the endo has already spread to other areas like the cervix, intestines, bladder and if so, a hysterectomy may cure the irratic bleeding, but not the endo....  Since you have endometriosis, it is a good idea that if a pap-smear has come back abnormal (and they often do) to have a pap-smear every 6 months inorder to...
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Can Endo Return after hysterectomy?

A: Hi Lori, and thanks for writing! If one were to adhere to the antiquated, erroneous "retrograde menses theory" as a cause of Endo, ostensibly, removal of the uterus would "cure" the disease.  However, we have known for some time that the retrograde theory is as wrong as it is outdated; *all* women experience retrograde menstruation, however, most don"t develop Endo as a result. Retrograde menses, aka Sampson"s Theory, is as old as the doctor who "discovered" the theory and for which it is named. It is understood and widely accepted among global researchers and those who study and treat the disease everyday that immune dysfunction, gene dysregulation and certain environmental toxicant exposure are all contributing factors to the development of
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orgasm after hysterectomy

A: <BR>i dont know about an orgasm after a hysterectomy but i do know after the surgery will be medipause ( dont think it is spelled right) <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by AMARTINEZ702:<BR><B><BR>i dont know about an orgasm after a hysterectomy but i do know after the surgery will be medipause ( dont think it is spelled right) </B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P> do you mean menopause? If so the dr is leaving my ovaries so I...


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endometriosis returns after hysterectomy

A: Hi Selena,     Good question! I also, always thought that once the affected organs were removed, that it was all over. But recent research is telling us that endo can invade areas like your lungs, for instance.     I surely do not know all the details, but I fear that, yes, endo can hang around and still be an issue in woman. I would be very interested to see what your next lap shows. I would hope it isn"t and offspring type problem that started with endo ends up with something else being a problem.     Based on the fact that your Dr.said you were the worse case he"d ever seen, is perhaps indicative that additional problems still exist. Were all the organs tested after removal? ...


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Pelvic pain after hysterectomy

A: Hi, Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. endometriosis can occur at multiple sites and give rise to various symptoms depending upon the location of the endometriosis. If it involves the ligaments of the pelvic region, it can give rise to the low back pain and surgical removal of the uterus is not the answer to the problem and thus I would suggest consulting another gynecologist for the same and getting a laparoscopy done to look for the possibility of the presence of endometriosis at other sites causing these pains. You might need a CT scan or an MRI also for the same. Meanwhile, the use of NSAIDS (painkillers) and drugs to suppress the ovarian function like danazol can help in mitigating the...


 
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