Endometriosis & The Lungs

One of our Readers, Monique, has a question for our EndoSisters: I have read your article on endo on the lungs. I have been trying to get in contact with anyone that has had (or has heard of) thoracic endo being successfully treated (no further catamenial hemoptysis or lung collapse) by excision surgery using VATS without the use of non-surgical treatment.

If that’s you, please drop a comment below. She’d love to hear from you.

Bloomin' Uterus

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I’ve read bits and pieces here and there that Endometriosis can grow on or inside of your lungs.  An EndoSister had posted in one of the many Facebook support groups that I follow that she has Endo on her lungs, which causes her to cough up a lot of blood.  Others replied that they have it as well, but it leaves them in the hospital with collapsed lungs every month.  Which got my juices flowin’ to find the documented cases of Endometriosis on the lungs, how it was excised (if at all), etc.  Here goes!  This is NOT meant to scare you.  Just educate us all, including myself.

Endometriosis is usually found within the pelvic cavity, but has also been known to be found northward and latching onto the liver and diaphragm.  It has also been found on the membranes surrounding the lungs and heart.  Even rarer, it has…

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