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Unread 12-22-2004, 03:37 PM
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I dont know much about endo or fibriods.
Can you tell me once you've had your uterus/cervix out, can you still get more endo or fibroids? If so, How, and where?
Can someone tell me about these two items?
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Unread 12-22-2004, 03:41 PM
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Don't know about endo. But I had a large fibroid and my doctor stated that once the uterus is GONE, there is ZERO risk of others growing. That is why I decided on a hysterectomy...no threat of those pesky "broids" growing back again!
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Unread 12-22-2004, 03:50 PM
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Sometimes endo can return after a hysterectomy.

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Unread 12-22-2004, 03:52 PM
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Thanks about the broids.
Does anyone know what causes endo?
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Unread 12-22-2004, 04:01 PM
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There are some great links in the HysterSister Resources about endometriosis.

Here is the link to those Resources:

https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/lin...n=browse&cid=6
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Unread 12-22-2004, 04:08 PM
Endo

Hey LynnMaryVL

I just read that endo is caused by cells from inside the uterus attaching outside, if the uterus is gone, how can that continue to happen. If they don't get all of the endo that is inside the body, I think it still exists...right? Otherwise, where does it come from?
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Unread 12-22-2004, 04:16 PM
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If there were microscopic endo cells attatched somewhere during surgery, then it can return...estrogen causes them to grow and go through the monthly cycle so to speak which is why they bleed causing pain.
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Unread 12-22-2004, 05:48 PM
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You will not get uterine fibroids after a hysterectomy.

Endo is not CAUSED by cells growing outside the uterus, but rather that's what happens as a result of having the disease. Endo can still occur after a hysterectomy- it's fueled by estrogen. The major source is from ovaries and these are often removed along with the uterus to treat endo. Hysterectomy is still considered by mosr doctors to be the best chance to get rid of endo, but they acknowledge it isn't a cure for everyone.
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Unread 12-22-2004, 06:32 PM
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So if I kept my ovaries, which I did, I can still get endo?
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Unread 12-22-2004, 06:55 PM
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yes, if there was any endo found during surgery. What did your doctor say? Did he see endo? Is it listed on your surgery report?Endo, once in the body will feed on estrogen like stated above and it will form it's own blood source and grow.

I had everything removed. I had endo on both ovaries and tubes and uterus. My doctor told me I have a 3% chance that it will grow back. My hormone patch contributes to the food source for endo.

Endo is another condition separte from fibroids and a hysterectomy will not eliminate endo totally. However, your fibroids will not return like stated above.

There are things that can be done in the future if endo leaves you in pain. It can be shrunk and or removed chemically (lupron)and surgically but the surgeon needs to be able to get every spec of it...and that it very difficult.

Marlayn
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