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All Endo, PCOS, Adeno, Hysto's, Pelvic Pain this is the link to our new Exchange. It will take some time to get everything re-entered...but WELCOME ALL!!!
endometriosis
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An_253072 posted:
Does anyone know if endometriosis can grow on organs besides the ovaries?
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Shanikin responded:
Yes, it can. It can grow pretty much anywhere in the pelvic region and in some EXTREMELY rare cases it has been known to grow in other areas of the body
Shannon - diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis during laparoscopic surgery in March 2011. TTC baby 1 :-)
 
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lovie3535 replied to Shanikin's response:
since they cannot see endometriosis on cat scans or xray, how do they know?
 
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brandib01 replied to lovie3535's response:
endo can only be firmly diagnosed unfortunately by a lap surgery. the doctors are usually flagged by something like an odd looking cyst or severe unexplained pain or bleeding.
my doctor found a large "cyst" that didn't look right on my ovary which turned out to be an endometrioma that almost fully engulfed my right ovary and then they foud the rest

so to the initial question as shannon said yes it can mine was founf on my bladder bowel intestines kidney culdesac area as well as the usual ovary and uterus.
Brandi 28dx'ed.endo lap 09'
 
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lovie3535 replied to brandib01's response:
Thansk very much ladies! I really appreciate it.


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