Lena Dunham Says She Had Hysterectomy After Endometriosis

Ms. Dunham said that she had the procedure at age 31, but that doctors were reluctant to perform it on a woman of her age.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Hysterectomies Endometriosis Women and Girls Infertility Uterus National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Women's Health Network Vogue Dunham, Lena Source Type: news

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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized fertility healthytime Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Clinicians should remain conscious of the possibility of endometriosis mimicking advanced ovarian cancer and infiltrating the peritoneum and internal organs of the abdominal cavity, including the urinary tract. Imaging techniques, including CT and MRI, are not always effective in establishing the correct diagnosis preoperatively. PMID: 29953801 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Eur J Gynaecol Oncol Source Type: research
Adenomyosis (variant diseases of the endometriosis) is still a biggest challenge for both physicians and patients [1 –3]. Common symptoms and signs include an elevated of serum level of CA 125, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, and infertility [4,5]. Because of poor understanding of pathophysiology of adenomyosis [6], the current treatment strategy might be only limited to symptom treatment, including hormone thera py to induce menopause status, waiting for spontaneous menopause, and the destructive surgery, such as total hysterectomy and/or adenomyomectomy, cytoreduction of adenomyosis.
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
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Conclusions Telomerase activity is useless as a biomarker in peripheric blood analysis. The absence of activity in cystic wall approves the high differentiation of endometriosis tissue, what is the possible reason of low malignancy risk. The high rate of telomerase activity in the eutopic endometrium of the infertile group may be considered as a cause of endometriosis-related infertility.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
The post What a pain! – Lisa’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I knew I had endometriosis as it had a laparoscopy that identified this in my mid thirties as part of infertility investigations. I tried ICSI once after that and paid privately but we were unsuccessful in having a baby. We carried on ‘leaving it up to nature’ for many years after that but nothing happened. At the age of forty three we decided that we wouldn’t actively pursue my getting pregnant any more and put the idea to bed – my husband has a 17 yr old daughter from a previous marriage and she lives...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Your Stories endometriosis Source Type: news
The objective of this study was to inspect the expression of OTR in isthmic and mid-fundal parts of the uterine junctional zone at different stages of the follicular cycle in patients with and without endometriosis. METHODS: Uterine biopsies containing endometrium and junctional zone were collected from the isthmic and mid-fundal parts of the anterior wall after hysterectomy. The OTR expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry. RESULTS: In the control uterus, OTR expression in the isthmic region was significantly higher than in the fundal region in the proliferative phase (p 
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Biol Endocrinol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In our patient population, 87.1% of patients with a chief concern of symptomatic fibroids also had a diagnosis of histology-proven endometriosis, which affirms the need for concomitant diagnosis and intraoperative treatment of both conditions. Overlooking the coexistence of endometriosis in women with symptomatic leiomyoma may lead to suboptimal treatment of fertility and persistent pelvic pain. It is important for physicians to be aware of the possibility of this association and to thoroughly evaluate the abdomen and pelvis for endometriosis at the time of myomectomy or hysterectomy in an effort to avoid the ...
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research
Conclusion Although Intestinal endometriosis is rare to cause bowel obstruction physicians and surgeons should always consider it as a differential diagnosis of bowel obstruction even without specific symptoms, to prevent surgery in incomplete obstruction.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Objectives The aetiologies of endometriosis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are all characterised by immune dysfunction. SLE and RA occur more often in women, and reproductive and hormonal factors have been shown to be related to increased risk. However, only one previous study has evaluated the temporal association between endometriosis and SLE or RA. We sought to investigate the association between laparoscopically confirmed endometriosis and subsequently diagnosed SLE and RA. Methods We analysed data from the Nurses’ Health Study II (n=114 453 women) over a 22-year follow-up...
Source: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Immunology (including allergy), Connective tissue disease, Degenerative joint disease, Musculoskeletal syndromes, Rheumatoid arthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus Clinical and epidemiological research Source Type: research
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