Tag: Endometriosis

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Improved Quality of Life for Women After Endometriosis Surgery: A Transformative Study

Endometriosis is a debilitating condition that affects millions of women worldwide. Characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus, this disorder often leads to excruciating pain, fertility issues, and a significant decrease in the quality of life. However, a recent study, as reported by Healio on October 20th, suggests that women who undergo […]

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Lack of Awareness and Research Hampering Diagnosis of Endometriosis in Adolescents

Endometriosis is a chronic condition that affects millions of women worldwide, but there remains a concerning lack of awareness, research, and education surrounding its impact on adolescents. Contrary to popular belief, endometriosis can affect girls during their teenage years, yet many misconceptions persist, leading to delayed diagnosis and limited understanding of its prevalence in this […]

Advancements in the Diagnosis of Endometriosis

We frequently see women complaining of strong – sometimes extreme – pelvic pain during their periods, bowel discomfort, excessive and/or irregular bleeding, and infertility problems. They have gone to other doctors in the past, have had ultrasounds that ruled out any fibroids or cysts and still don’t have a diagnosis or a treatment. Many have […]

How do psychological factors impact endometriosis pain?

Endometriosis is a painful condition that involves endometrial tissue growing outside of the uterus. While the endometrium tissue thickens and breaks down with every menstrual cycle, women with this disorder have blood that is unable to exit the body. This causes several symptoms, including but not limited to painful periods (dysmenorrhea), excessive bleeding, the formation […]

Painful Periods–Why Me?

We all know the dread that seeps in once cramps begin… time to endure yet another menstrual cycle. A common MRS (menstrual related symptom) is Dysmenorrhea, the medical term for menstrual cramps. Dysmenorrhea is due to strong uterine contractions induced by prostaglandins, a chemical found in the lining of the uterus. Cramping sensations can occur […]

Doxycycline can prevent progression of endometriosis

  Endometriosis is a common, difficult disease to have.   Approximately 10% of women of reproductive age suffer from endometriosis.  Symptoms can be anything from painful periods to chronic pelvic pain that interferes with a normal daily routine.   The endometrium is a thick layer of tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. Sometimes, endometrial […]

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Could stem cell therapy be the next step to help cure endometriosis?

Recent research shows that defective fibroblast cells, which are cells that synthesize the “glue” that holds your tissues together, can cause many diseases such as cancer. There is a family of fibroblasts cells in the endometrial lining of the uterus that has been linked to endometriosis, infertility, and even cancer if mutated. However, scientists at […]

Coming Soon: A New Treatment for Endometriosis-Associated Pain

  Endometriosis is a disease of the pelvic that affects between 1 and 8% of the female population.  It can be as high as 50% in women with infertility and is present in as many as 70% of women with pelvic pain.  It’s been over a decade since any new treatments for Endometriosis-associated pain have […]

Pelvic Pain — Learning about Endometriosis

  El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy Teng, Erika Balassiano, and Pooja Gupta, all members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecgologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also a graduate of the Minimally Invasive […]

Endometriosis Resection: DaVinci Robot

  ENDOMETRIOSIS RESECTION Solutions for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery The da Vinci Surgical System Monopolar Curved Scissors Surgeon Benefits Early clinical data suggest: As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Endometriosis Resection may offer the following potential benefits: • Ability to accomplish technically challenging dissection1, 2, 3 • Low rate of complications1, 3, […]