Endometriosis Advice

Endometriosis after Hysterectomy

Endometriosis is a female reproductive condition that can lead to scar tissue, adhesions and cysts. Abnormal tissue growth occurs in the endometrium, which is the uterine lining. However, this abnormal tissue can spread elsewhere in the body when a woman has this medical condition. The abnormal tissue can attach itself to the ovaries and fallopian tubes as well as to the lining of the uterus.

The Process
The endometrium or uterine lining thickens each month in preparation of a potential pregancy. The hormone estrogen prompts the endometrium to do this. Another female sex hormone, progesterone, prompts the plump lining of the uterus to shed when pregnancy does not occur.

When endometrial cells have spread beyond the uterus and to other parts of the body, these cells respond to estrogen and progesterone in preparation of a pregnancy but when the pregnancy does not occur the blood that is produced is unable to leave the body because there is no exit.

This tissue thickens, breaks down and bleeds just as it is supposed to do when it is in the uterus but the blood is trapped and stays in the body, irritating the surrounding tissue.

The Outcome
When blood is trapped, adhesions, scar tissue and cysts develop and organs become bound together, which causes pain. Pelvic pain is a very common symptom of endometriosis. Many women with this condition find it difficult, if not impossible, to get pregnant.

A woman suffering from endometriosis may experience pain during ovulation, sexual intercourse and while on her menstrual period; lower back and thigh pain; bladder and bowel problems and problems when having a bowel movement. The pain and symptoms may increase at the time of the menstrual period but some women experience constant pain.

Endometriosis is considered a chronic condition, which, if unresponsive to other forms of treatment, can lead to a hysterectomy, which is the removal of the uterus and the ovaries as well.

Hysterectomy
Endometriosis accounts for a considerable percentage of the hysterectomies that are performed. However, this procedure doesn't necessarily remedy endometriosis.

Endometriosis generally does not reappear after a woman has undergone a hysterectomy, although it is possible, particularly if the woman is taking estrogen therapy, and if the disease has spread well beyond the uterus.

In order to survive and thrive, the endometrial tissue requires estrogen to feed it. Estrogen is produced, primarily, by the ovaries. When a woman has a hysterectomy and removal of both of her ovaries, which is called an oophorectomy, the estrogen level in her body declines immediately and significantly, which throws her into menopause.

Endometriosis Post Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy
Usually, endometriosis and the accompanying pain go away as soon as the hysterectomy with oophorectomy is performed because the primary estrogen source, the ovaries, has been removed. However, if a woman chooses to take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) following her hysterectomy, endometriosis can persevere or recur because estrogen is reintroduced into the body via HRT.

If the Disease (Endometriosis) isn't Fully Removed During the Hysterectomy...
After a hysterectomy is performed and endometriosis recurs this indicates that the abnormal tissue has spread far beyond the lining of the uterus and has attached itself elsewhere. When endometriosis has developed outside the uterus, removal of the ovaries may not correct the problem. Endometriosis may not be completely detected during the hysterectomy and therefore not entirely removed. When this happens, pain may very well persist post-hysterectomy.

Think Twice
If you have been advised to have a hysterectomy to treat your severe endometriosis realize that this may not be the answer to your problem, although hysterectomy is generally the course of action that is taken. There is no guarantee that this procedure will completely remove the endometriosis if it has spread. There is also no guarantee that endometriosis will not return.

Alternatives
It may be in your best interest to try different approaches, such as improving your health in general, eating better, exercising and attempting to find your body's balance before resorting to a hysterectomy.

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i have vericose viens and a fatty liver can i take this nattokinase ulta

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keith
Sunday, January 27, 2013

I have suffered with endo for almost 20 years now. I have 2 children and 3 years ago underwent a complete hysterctomy. The past several months, I have been having horrible pains and abnormal bleeding. Last year, I had a blood clot form in my lungs and I almost died. None of my drs. could figure out what caused this to happen. NOw, I have found a dr, that believes I have endo. in my circulatory system. She has me taking several doses of Nattokinase daily.

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Amanda
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

can a woman with stage 4 endometroisis concieve

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azubike vivian
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I did ten months after a laproscopy - had twin girls. Was just 35 when i had them.

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Jody
Saturday, October 20, 2012

I am not an expert about endo by any means. But I do suffer from severe endo. I have 5 kids. It is said to be difficult to conceive, but it is not impossible. Try not to stress so much. I think you should be able to conceive. Good Luck.

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LB
Saturday, July 14, 2012

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SamanthaJade
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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michele
Thursday, August 30, 2012

16yers ago had a vigina hysterectomy Had blood show one day So I went to Dr's and did pepsmear saying he can see a cervic. I have written result it was removed. Now goingto internal ultra sound.What could it be PLEASE?

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JOSEPHINE
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I was recently diagnosed during a laparascopy procedure, and was told the endo had involved part of my bowel. Interesting as I'd been diagnosed several years ago with IBS based only on symptoms. Anyway, my surgeon never talked about what stage it was..he didn't really say anything at all, actually since I had several things done during that surgery and it wasn't really the focus.

If it involves a bowel..is that a certain stage?

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Rachel
Saturday, January 28, 2012

If I have had surgery due to endometrosis and it has come back and I am having all kinds of problems with my lower back kidneys bowels what can I do

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annie
Friday, December 16, 2011

If i've had an operation to treat my endometriosis, am i still able to fall pregnant, as i fell pregnant before that, only to have a miscarrage at 12 weeks,

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Bindii
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My wife had endometriosis surgery right before we got pregnant with our first son. The doctor explained that usually you can become pregnant (assuming you only had the lasers, not a partial hysterectomy or anything). I will warn you that endometriosis can come back after you have kids.

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Rob
Friday, December 16, 2011

is nattokinase alone effective treatment for endometriosis? which chinese medicine is available to treat endometriosis?

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tahira
Saturday, October 15, 2011

If a married women suffered with endometrosis not able to get pregnancy?

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

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