Management of deeply infiltrating endometriosis involving the rectum

Our new paper just published on this topic. Management of deeply infiltrating endometriosis involving the rectum. CE Koh, K Juszczyk, MJ Cooper, and MJ Solomon Dis Colon Rectum, September 1, 2012; 55(9): 925-31.   BACKGROUND: Rectal endometriosis can cause debilitating symptoms. Rectal resection in this setting has been shown to improve symptoms; however, there remain…

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Bleeding gums and endometriosis

I had a fascinating discussion with a dentist recently in relation to gum disease (periodontal disease) and other chronic inflammatory diseases.   Several research studies have associated gum disease with other chronic inflammatory diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis and now possibly endometriosis.  There are various grades of severity of periodontal disease and…

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Why Synarel and Zoladex after excisional surgery for endometriosis is usually a bad idea: The “Mortein” treatment.

Synarel and Zoladex are similar agents both acting at the level of the brain to suppress ovarian function and thus elicit a menopausal type status.  The resulting low oestrogenic state does have some temporary benefits in relation to the suppression of endometriosis.  The problem however is that for many people the menopausal type symptoms are…

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