Endometriosis

The condition where the endometrium, which is the inner lining of the uterus, starts growing outside the uterus is called endometriosis. Painful periods, pain during sex, pain on urination, intermenstrual bleeding, and nausea are some of the common symptoms seen.

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Why are there several black dots on my ovary?

Query: Hi doctor, I just had a 4.8 cm complex ovarian cyst removed, and they found several black dots on my ovary. I had severe pain for a week. After surgery, the pain is slightly better, but I still have lower pelvic pain and lower back pain. They took the biopsy (a black dot on my ovary), thinking it m...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not attached the histopathology report; however, the surgery details depict that the cysts were complex hemorrhagic cysts which are endometriotic cysts-with chocolate anchovy sauce-like material filled in them. This was a case of an endometriotic cyst that w...  Read Full »

I have severe period pain. Will partial hysterectomy help?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old female. Why does the area, which I believe is my ovaries, hurt when I stretch? The pain would be in both the left and right side. When I sit down for a long time or when I defecate, it hurts a lot in the area. During my periods, why do my legs go numb? Every month aroun...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history you have given, it sounds like something is affecting the neuromuscular area on both sides at the pelvic or may I say the deep groin area. If I may further explain, the uterus is 7 cm long muscular structure, which is being held in position, folded o...  Read Full »

What causes abdominal pain, a few days prior to periods?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is 22-years-old. She has chronic abdominal pain since her ninth standard. The pain starts few days before her periods. It is unbearable. The local doctor prescribed Fibroease tablets. She took the medication for three months, during which she had no pain during her periods. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for trusting us about your health care. I understand your concerns. Her symptoms are suggestive of dysmenorrhoea which is usually due to hormonal imbalance. But to confirm the cause of your symptoms, you should get your MRI pelvis done. I suggest her take an...  Read Full »

Will taking of Provera for irregular periods cause intermittent bleeding and spotting?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee has a history of irregular periods, and her periods gets delayed every month. Recently, her period got delayed for two weeks, so she took Provera for five days. After the second day of stopping Provera, she got her periods. On the second day of her bleeding, we got sexually ...  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is very less chance of conceiving when a female is menstruating. In your case, there was no intercourse, so the chances are very less. But, we need to know the reason for spotting: Some hormonal imbalance. PCOD (polycystic ovary disease). Pregnancy, wh...  Read Full »

What does it mean when MCV and MHV are low after delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I have a 8-month-old baby. I am suffering from a thickened uterine lining (18 mm) and experiencing heavy bleeding for the last three months. After using hormonal pills (Ovipauz) for one month, the lining returned to a normal thickness of 6 mm, but I still ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion for your questions; In pregnancy, hemoglobin level usually goes down, so do not worry about that. In the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), your hemoglobin level is low, along with low PCV (pa...  Read Full »

Are my pelvic pain and other symptoms due to the complex ovarian cyst?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having pelvic pain for the past few months. I recently felt nauseous and overly tired (even after taking my Adderall for my ADHD). Pelvic discomfort and pain that even moves towards my back, pressure, and bloating. And I have not had an appetite and lost 20 lbs. I have been f...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and also have looked at the images of the USG (ultrasonography) you have provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). USG shows a right-sided complex ovarian cyst. Also, based on your history, you have lost y...  Read Full »

After an abortion, my wife is facing difficulty in conceiving. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, We are trying to conceive for the past two years. My wife had an abortion two years back during the second month of her pregnancy. The doctor said both of our reports are normal (HSG and sperm count). My wife underwent IUI two months back without any luck. She is taking Fertisure F and D...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes for difficulty in conceiving. They are as follows. Intrauterine adhesions. Adhesions around fallopian tube. Genital tuberculosis. Sperm quality. Weight gain. Endometriosis, etc. I would suggest you consult a gynecologist and resolve any of these ca...  Read Full »

What causes pain during intercourse, spotting after, and burning on urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain during intercourse. I have spotting after having burning urine. I have chronic pain and it is getting worse. I am taking birth control pills. I consulted a doctor and they told me that I do not have any STI or STD.   Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the infections are ruled out, then chronic pain can occur due to a condition called endometriosis. You can have severe pain during periods. In worse cases, you have pain while passing motion or while having sexual intercourse. Do an ultrasound to rule out endomet...  Read Full »

How to stop periods with heavy flow and clots occurring from three weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have endometeriosis. I have my periods for three weeks. It is beyond heavy bleeding. It soaks my pad and ultra tampon within an hour. I am having golf-sized clots and massive gushes of blood. I have some cramping also. I am unable to consult a doctor due to COVID-19. I do not know what...  Read Full »


Dr. Bhagyarekha Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having heavy bleeding for three weeks is really painful and tiring. I want you to know one thing that endometriosis can only be suppressed by taking contraceptive pills continuously. For now, you can take tablet Deviry (Medroxyprogesterone) 10 mg thrice daily for a ...  Read Full »

Can endometriosis result in slight bleeding on and off for a month?

Query: Hi doctor,I got my regular periods and it stopped after five days. After ten days, it got started again. It was not heavy but I had some clots now and then. Still, it has been two and a half weeks, it has not stopped till now. I have a family history of endometriosis. My mother and my grandmother ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you have prolonged menstrual bleeding. There are many reasons to have this issue. It is very important to reach a definitive diagnosis by doing certain investigations. So that, appropriate treatment can be given. As you have a family history of endomet...  Read Full »

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