Endometriosis ~ Abdominal Pain ~ Endo ~ Scar Tissue ~ Adhesions ~ Infertility ~ Hysterectomy

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

If your doctor wants you to take Lupron, please watch this news clip first!

I took a 6 months course of Lupron when I was 32. All I can seem to remember about this is I wished  I had never done it. The side effects were awful. The pain of stage 4 endometriosis and their accompanying adhesions came right back.
I am now 49 with osteoperosis and almost an inch shorter than I was my whole adult life.
One time I presented at ER Mass General....and that witch sneered at me...."why aren't you taking lupron?"
I got off the table and just kept walking.....outta there!

Please....Lupron does not cure endometriosis.

Watch this investigative report before you decide to go this course.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

'Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi gets personal about endometriosis

'I didn’t know how much pain I was in until I wasn’t in pain anymore"

Cause Celeb highlights a celebrity’s work on behalf of a specific cause. This week, we speak with model, actress and television host Padma Lakshmi about her charity, the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Lakshmi herself had the painful disorder, which affects millions of women and adolescent girls in the United States.

Lakshmi joined the organization and relaunched it with Dr. Tamer Seckin in 2009. Lakshmi, host of “Top Chef” on Bravo channel, uses her celebrity to bring awareness to the disease and its symptoms. Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus.On March 18, the Endometriosis Foundation of America hosted its third annual Blossom Ball to raise funds to combat the debilitating condition. To find out more information about endometriosis and future events, you can visit http://www.endofound.org/.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

FDA Approves BENLYSTA® For Lupus In Breakthrough For Millions Of Sufferers

Since Lupus has an ancillary tie to endometriosis we report on such issues.

FDA Approves BENLYSTA® For Lupus In Breakthrough For Millions Of Sufferers-199m ago Medical News Today
The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) and its National Coalition of state and local lupus organizations welcome the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) historic approval of BENLYSTA® (belimumab) for systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), launching the
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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Laparoscopic treatment of recurrent small bowel obstruction secondary to ileal endometriosis.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2007 Jan-Feb;14(1):113-5.

Laparoscopic treatment of recurrent small bowel obstruction secondary to ileal endometriosis.
Orbuch IK, Reich H, Orbuch M, Orbuch L.

Advanced Gynecologic Laparoscopy Center, New York, New York, USA. iriskerin@hotmail.com

Endometriosis is a relatively common condition characterized by implantation and proliferation of endometrial glands outside the uterus affecting 8% to 15% of women. Intestinal involvement is common, reported in 12% to 37% of individuals with the disease. The sites most often affected are the sigmoid colon and rectum (85%), while small bowel involvement is seen less frequently (7%) and usually confined to the distal ileum. The cecum (3.6%) and appendix (3%) are the sites least affected.

PMID: 17218241 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]