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endometriosis and what are the affects of having it removed?

A: There is no cure for endometriosis, but there are good treatments. You may need to try several treatments to find what works best for you. With any treatment, there is a chance that your symptoms could come back. Treatment choices depend on whether you want to control pain or you want to get pregnant. For pain and bleeding, you can try medicines or surgery. If you want to get pregnant, you may need surgery to remove the implants. Treatments for endometriosis include: * Over-the-counter pain medicines like ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin). These medicines are called anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. They can reduce bleeding and pain. * Birth control pills. They are the best treatment to control pain and...

endometriosis? Could it be something more serious?

A: Have a woman friend that had endometriosis - could always tell when her period was as she would be hitting Myer''s run & OJ HARD! ''With enough rum, Chuck, nothing hurts.'' So she had it bad. Deal is that endometriosis usually runs with the menstrual cycle or seems to do that. The symptoms you are describing are pretty far out there and the fact that he wants to do a laproscopy is pretty danged significant as that is serious surgery. Have you thought of getting a second opinion from an endocrinologist or another OB-GYN outside of your town as well. Yes, it does sound like you''ve got some major stuff going on and I''d be ready to try about anything to get rid of what you''ve been going through - I''d like to...

endometriosis/Infertility help

A: Hello Krystal, Let me answer your questions one at a time, since there are so many of them. 1.  Birth control pills is not a good treatment for endometriosis because it contains estrogen, which feeds the endometriosis.  The progesterone component helps a little, but it would have been my last choice.  Lupron is the treatment of choice followed by Depo provera.  So, it is very possible, and likely, that the endometriosis has worsened over time.  That is in its nature to do. 2.  Another laparoscopy would be indicated, but that depends on the stage of endometriosis that was found to begin with.  If you had stage III or IV, then the laparoscopy does...

endometriosis CBCP

A: Dear Kathryn: Thank you so much for writing.  I am sorry that you have begun experiencing pain again. Even after careful and meticulous excision, there is still a 10-20% recurrence of disease in some patients.  It may be that the disease is recurring (only another surgery can confirm that, of course) - or it may be something else, such as adhesions. First, Endo implants need no external hormones to survive, nor is menses required.  endometriosis implants themselves produce an estrogen-sythesizing enzyme called Aromatase.  Aromatase is like fuel to a fire, and the ultimate result is that the lesions thrive on their own self-sustaining life cycle.  This is why we see women who are post-menopause, post-hysterectomy, and/or under...

  ive got endometriosis i am taking pethadine but its notworking im in so muchpain pls help

A: Dear madam, Thank you for your question. I do sympathize with your health concern. In endometriosis,symptomatic treatments like pain killers (especially to relief pain) that help in treating the symptoms of thedisease rather than the disease itself. In addition to that, there is a wide range of treatment may besuggested by a gynecologist for endometriosis depending upon your age, the severity of your symptoms &endometriosis. In addition, doctor would like to know whether you wish to have children in the future or notbefore starting any treatment. Medical treatment like progestogens, danazol and oral contraceptive pills aimsto stop the fluctuations in your own...


I have some serious questions about endometriosis

A: Dear Penny, Thanks so much for writing.  You certainly have been through an ordeal.  I will try to help by taking you through your questions. << I looked right at the nurse and said I had a hysterectomy didn"t I and she said yes.>> Are you saying that you had a hysterectomy without your permission?? <<How does endometriosis spread to your bladder and intestines?  I thought it was inside your uterus.>> endometriosis by its very virtue and definition is the presence of ectopic - outside the uterus - endometrial glands and stroma.  Normal endometrium is inside the uterus; endometriosis is tissue resembling endometrium implanted outside the uterus, elsewhere in...

Does endometriosis require prescription pain medications?

A: Hello,endometriosis is the growth of cells similar to those that form the inside of the uterus (endometrial cells),but in a location outside of the uterus.symptoms of endometriosis include pelvic pain(usually beforemenstruation but sometimes during intercourse,urination or defecation), sometimes diarrhea orconstipation,irregular or heavy menstrual bleeding,sometimes blood in the urine and inability to conceive.Although ultrasound is useful in diagnosing endometriosis, but still cannot definitively diagnoseendometriosis.Laproscopy is the only accurate way of diagnosing endometriosis.Treatment involves NSAID painkillers,GnRH analogs,oral...


OB/GYN endometriosis.. bleeding after sex

A: Hi,endometriosis is a common medical condition characterized by growth beyond or outside the uterus of tissueresembling endometrium, the tissue that normally lines the uterus.A major symptom of endometriosis is severe recurring pain. Other symptoms present may include: dysmenorrhea,chronic pelvic pain - typically accompanied by lower back pain and abdominal pain, dyspareunia or painful sex,painful bowel movements, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea, urinary urgency, frequency, and sometimes painfulvoiding, frequent menses flow or short menstrual cycle, heavy and/or long menstrual periods and some women mayalso suffer mood swings and fatigue.ASide from pain medications, there is no known cure for


endometriosis and infertility

A: Hi Nicole, Thanks for writing.  I"m so sorry for what you"ve been dealing with. The course of action makes sense in the context that this is the routine most REs have followed for decades with their Endo patients.  It does not, however, make sense in terms of modern concepts and proper treatment approach to Endo.  Let me explain - endometriosis cannot be diagnosed without surgery.  Within the same surgery, however, it can also be effectively treated through removal (provided the doctor performing the surgery is capable of doing so).  By removing the disease, symptoms up to and including infertility often resolve. By not truly diagnosing your pain, you are not only left wondering what the true cause of your...

post total hysterectomy endometriosis

A: Hi Kristina, endometriosis persists after hysterectomy because hysterectomy removes organs, not necessarily disease.  Any implants left behind in the abdomen will continue to thrive in their own self-sustaining life cycle (it matters not if the ovaries are removed), because the implants themselves produce an estrogen-synthesizing enzyme called Aromatase.  You can learn more about Aromatase and endometriosis here: http://www.endocenter.org/aromatase.htm http://www.endocenter.org/EndoPPF.htm http://www.endocenter.org/endofaq.htm http://www.endometriosis.org/aromatase.html http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/473018 The key to successful treatment of endometriosis lies in...
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