Causes Of Endometriosis?

Re: Causes Of Endometriosis?

Postby Gift1 on 26 Oct 2012, 22:35

Other symptoms related to endometriosis include:
-lower abdominal pain,
-diarrhea and/or constipation,
-low back pain,
-irregular or heavy menstrual bleeding, or
-blood in the urine.
Rare symptoms of endometriosis include chest pain or coughing blood due to endometriosis in the lungs and headache and/or seizures due to endometriosis in the brain. :geek:
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Re: Causes Of Endometriosis?

Postby Vicky on 26 Oct 2012, 22:41

Endometriosis and cancer risk.....I want us to understand that, women with endometriosis seem to have a mildly increased risk for development of certain types of cancer of the ovary, known as epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), according to some research studies. :(
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Re: Causes Of Endometriosis?

Postby Utte on 26 Oct 2012, 22:42

This risk seems to be highest in women with endometriosis and primary infertility (those who have never borne a child), but the use of oral contraceptive pills (OCPs), which are sometimes used in the treatment of endometriosis, appears to significantly reduce this risk. :) :) :)
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Re: Causes Of Endometriosis?

Postby Emma on 26 Oct 2012, 22:43

The reasons for a decrease in fertility are not completely understood, but might be due to both anatomic and hormonal factors. The presence of endometriosis may involve masses of tissue or scarring (adhesions) within the pelvis that may distort normal anatomical structures, such as Fallopian tubes, which transport the eggs from the ovaries. :o :o
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Re: Causes Of Endometriosis?

Postby Emma on 26 Oct 2012, 22:48

The reasons for the association between endometriosis and ovarian epithelial cancer are not clearly understood. One theory is that the endometriosis implants themselves undergo transformation to cancer. :roll: :roll:
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Re: Causes Of Endometriosis?

Postby Favor on 26 Oct 2012, 22:52

Another possibility is that the presence of endometriosis may be related to other genetic or environmental factors that also increase a women's risk of developing ovarian cancer. :( :(
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Re: Causes Of Endometriosis?

Postby Gift1 on 26 Oct 2012, 22:53

It is often or common to hear someone asking, how is endometriosis diagnosed? I will like to say here tha, endometriosis can be suspected based on symptoms of pelvic pain and findings during physical examinations in the doctor's office. 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Re: Causes Of Endometriosis?

Postby Vicky on 26 Oct 2012, 22:55

Well, occasionally, during a rectovaginal exam (one finger in the vagina and one finger in the rectum), the doctor can feel nodules (endometrial implants) behind the uterus and along the ligaments that attach to the pelvic wall. At other times, no nodules are felt, but the examination itself causes unusual pain or discomfort. :x :x
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Re: Causes Of Endometriosis?

Postby Utte on 26 Oct 2012, 22:57

Unfortunately, neither the symptoms nor the physical examinations can be relied upon to conclusively establish the diagnosis of endometriosis. Imaging studies, such as ultrasound, can be helpful in ruling out other pelvic diseases and may suggest the presence of endometriosis in the vaginal and bladder areas, but still cannot definitively diagnose endometriosis. For an accurate diagnosis, a direct visual inspection inside of the pelvis and abdomen, as well as tissue biopsy of the implants are necessary. ;) ;)
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Re: Causes Of Endometriosis?

Postby Emma on 26 Oct 2012, 23:00

As a result, the only accurate way of diagnosing endometriosis is at the time of surgery, either by opening the belly with large-incision laparotomy or small-incision laparoscopy.
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