As research into Endometriosis is gathering pace, it’s maybe worth having a look at some of the suggested reasons for endometriosis. At the moment there is still no definitive answer, indeed there may be more than one cause – or a combination of causes. One of the most promising theories is genetic. There is extensive evidence that families where one person has endometriosis have a propensity for other female members to have this. The biggest problem with this theory is that the actual cause is not explained. Some families appear to have a high percentage of Endometriosis sufferer’s, whereas other …continue reading
This relates to our U.S. readers only at present as far as we are aware – if anyone has other info let us know. First new treatment to be approved for Endometriosis in 15 years. Depo subQ provera 104 (yes it’s a mouthful – a form of Depo Provera) has been approved for treatment – the drug is made by Pfeizer and contains 104 mg medroxyprogesterone acetate and can treat endometriosis pain as effectively as leuprolide acetate, but is associated with significantly less bone loss over the course of treatment. It also has fewer side effects also associated with prior …continue reading
Just spotted this little snippet on the bbc: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7612083.stm With Jade Goody set to undergo a hysterectomy after being diagnosed with cervical cancer. Earlier this month there have been a few articles about the treatment of cervical cancer and hysterectomy’s, in this BBC article a mention is made to Endometriosis, which apparently makes such surgery more difficult. It doesn’t go into detail, however we suspect it’s due to the presence of scar tissue where operations have been undertaken previously, along with, in extreme cases, acute adhesions which can distort and weld the organs together making such work difficult, if anyone can …continue reading
From http://wjz.com/local/doctors.endometriosis.treatment.2.815382.html This article talks about a new approach being tried to treat the pain of Endometriosis, by combining aromatase inhibitors with the drug Lupron. This appears to be successful for some women – though of course the side effects and as documented on this site – sometimes the permanent long-lasting side-effects. The strongest pain medications like narcotics may take care of it for two to three hours, but the pain still comes back. Now doctors have found a way to relieve the pain with a pill. They’re combining aromatase inhibitors with the endometriosis drug Lupron. “When you use the combination of these …continue reading
Neurocrine studied 252 patients, with a confirmed diagnosis of endometriosis. The company split the group into 3 sets for treatment over 6 months. elagolix 150mg once daily (new drug) elagolix 75mg twice daily (new drug) depo provera 104 (DMPA) (common treatment) Elagolix showed an improvement of endometriosis symptoms following treatment. An Improvement in endometriosis symptoms was documented against different pain scales commonly used to rate symptons of sufferers. In addition the impact on bone density loss was statistically less than on other treatments. Also on the news the companies shares of course edged higher.
I stumbled across the following page today: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/endometriosis/htm/index.htm It’s quite intresting actually, the information is not all encompassing, but it is good and might be something for partners and family to look at – and even some GP’s and Family Doctors! Basically there are several ways to view the information – the text view just gives a summary of facts and information on endo, and another view which goes through the tutorial without asking questions. The best is the first one, which shows the tutorial, it then asks questions throughout just to make sure someone has been reading. it’s worth …continue reading
It has come to my attention that many people are being told that as long as they take HRT they can have Lupron as many times as they wish. This isn’t exactly true. While it is not illegal for doctor’s to prescribe Lupron (Prostap), it is stated in the leaflet insert that is in the injection kit that: “The safety of re-treatment as well as treatment beyond 6 months with Lupron has not been established.” This statement indicates that they have no idea how safe it is to have Lupron (Prostap) for more than 6 months at a time, or …continue reading
This article goes into some details on adhesions and Laparatomy and Laparoscopy operations. Both of these methods can cause adhesions – laparatomies are more invasive and have got a higher incidence of adhesions. This is probably because less tissue is actually handled and therefore damaged in a laparoscopy. Most adhesions apparently occur on the ovary causing moderate attachment to other organs. However information points to the fact that at the actual site of incisions the chance of adhesions are the same – some stats from clinical studies are:- Removing Endometriosis with a Laparotomy the chance of adhesions is 85 percent. …continue reading
Does Endo grow back ? If so how long does it take to grow back?I have it lasered out last Monday should my symptoms have gone away yet ?
Yes endo can grow back. There is no time length for how long it will take – as it is different for every person. It can take several weeks, if not months, for you to notice any difference as the operation will have left your insides very raw and bruised. Make sure you take it very easy for the first couple of weeks and don’t rush back into anything.
I have a question about me.For about the past 6 months i’ve had rectal bleeding ONLY when I have my period. I tried going to a clinic and the doctor told me there’s no way it is endometriosis. I know it is and am scared to death. what do I do? I have n I would go into your gp and ask to be sent to a bowel specialist to start with as having rectal bleeding every month during your period is not normal at all.