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TTC Patient Needs Aggressive Approach After Laparoscopy For Endometrioma or "Chocolate Cyst" by Edward Ramirez, MD Posted Sat 22 Oct 2011 11:40am Question Hi, I have been trying to conceive since 1 year. I am 29 yrs old,and a professional with busy working schedules. I recently got myself investigated and found that my FSH levels r 7.09 and LH levels 3.0, AMH levels 3.29. I have undergone 2 ovulation induction cycles which showed normal ovulation but I have a tendency towards cys ... Read on »
Chocolate cysts - how we manage them at Malpani Infertility Clinic by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 09 Jan 2011 9:52pm 2 Comments A chocolate cyst of the ovary ( also known as an endometrioma, endometrioid cyst, or endometrial cyst) is found in some infertile women who have endometriosis . In this disease, the inner lining of the uterus ( called the endometrium ) grows in various abnormal locations within the pelvis . One of the commonest sites this aberrant endometrial ... Read on »
Woman With Stage 4 Endo Worries About Endometrioma: Will Not Interfere With IVF, Can Be Excised At A Later Date by Edward Ramirez, MD Posted Wed 16 Jun 2010 12:00am Question: I am 28 years old & TTC for a while. Diagnosed with stage 4 endo in Dec. 09. I was told to do 6 months of lupron, then another laparascopy from an ob-gyn. I got a second opinion from a fertility doctor in may 09 after not getting pregnant naturally with the assistance of acupuncture and herbs. He said I could do another lap, ... Read on »
What Are Endometrial Cysts And How Are They Treated by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Thu 06 May 2010 11:39pm More often than not, a woman who is diagnosed with some type of ovarian cyst, becomes full of negative feelings, mainly fear. This is usually due to the fact that they do not understand how the body works, why they may have developed and how are endometrial cysts treated. To clarify a little, an ... Read on »
Endometriosis and IVF by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted Fri 25 Sep 2009 3:34pm Sorry for the large gap between posts but I actually took some vacation and have been paying for it ever since. Usually it takes at least a week to catch up and handle all the questions that have been raised over the previous week. This torture explains why my vacation schedule is pretty sparse! Once back here at Dominion I was interested ... Read on »
Treating endometriosis in an infertile woman by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 23 Jul 2010 1:11am I saw a patient who was at her wit's end. She had already had two laparoscopies for treating endometriosis. Since she was still not pregnant, she had gone to a third gynecologist. He did an ultrasound scan and found that the chocolate cyst had recurred; and was advising her to undergo a third surgery to "fix" the problem. We find this ... Read on »
Endometriosis – Latest UK Expert Advice by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Mon 08 Mar 2010 12:46am Endometriosis is defined as the presence of tissue or cells from the lining of the womb (endometrium) elsewhere in the body.  It is most commonly found around the uterus and ovaries, but it can be located anywhere in the body except the spleen.  In the ovary endometriosis can form cysts containing old blood, also known as chocolate cysts (endom ... Read on »
The buck stops with me by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:17am 1 Comment A patient I saw today had just flown in from the UK. She had endometriosis, and had been advised IVF. She had an endometriotic cyst ( chocolate cyst) in her right ovary, and her IVF doctor refused to start her IVF treatment until the cyst was removed. He referred her to her gynecologist, for removal of the cyst. She got so fed up while waiting ... Read on »
Question 34. Does surgery for endometriosis improve pregnancy rates? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted Fri 03 Sep 2010 10:42am Where does all the time go? Seems like just yesterday that I was writing the last post before I went on vacation and now I realize that a whole month has passed. You may have wondered "where is Dr. Gordon?" "Why hasn't he posted a new blog that will make our day a little brighter and put a little more zip in our step?" "Why do the 6 of us keep ... Read on »
My story: Katie Hogg. by Shireen Hand Posted Sat 19 Jan 2013 2:00am Katie is a beautiful endo sister that I met on Twitter last year. Always trying to support others and find the positive for her endo sisters, I doubt any of us really knew how she was feeling. Here, Katie shares her story with us... It all started in 1985 when, at age 10, my first period arrived. It was nothing particularly memorable. ... Read on »