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Can you still suffer from endometriosis after a hysterectomy?
Endometriosis returns in about 20% to 30% of women within 5 years of either type of surgery. Up to 15% of women who have a total hysterectomy with their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed have more endometriosis pain later. Symptoms of endometriosis usually go away during menopause.
Can you have endometriosis without a uterus?
It’s possible to have endometriosis without having a uterus, since endometrial-like tissue can grow in many places in the pelvis (such as the lining of the abdominal cavity or bowels) to cause endometriosis.
How is endometriosis treated after hysterectomy?
There is no cure for endometriosis. Hormone therapy or taking out tissue with laparoscopic surgery can ease pain. But pain often returns within a year or two. Taking out the ovaries (oophorectomy) and the uterus (hysterectomy) usually relieves pain.
Will having a hysterectomy get rid of endometriosis?
Hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) does not guarantee relief from endometriosis-related symptoms and can neither be classified as a “treatment“, nor as a “cure” for endometriosis [1-3].
What type of hysterectomy is best for endometriosis?
Total hysterectomy: (Lena’s choice) Removes the uterus, including the cervix. A patient may choose to undergo this form of surgery if there is endometriosis involving the cervix and they also wish to preserve the ovaries for possible IVF treatments and future surrogacy.
What does endometriosis feel like after hysterectomy?
Pelvic pain and dyspareunia are the most common presenting symptoms of recurrent endometriosis after hysterectomy, although vaginal and rectal bleeding as well as low back and rectal pain may also occur (Hasty et al., 1995; Clayton et al., 1999).
How do you explain endometriosis pain?
The primary symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain, often associated with menstrual periods. Although many experience cramping during their menstrual periods, those with endometriosis typically describe menstrual pain that’s far worse than usual. Pain also may increase over time.