113: Surgeon Interview: Endometriosis and Hormone Receptors with Dr. Dulemba

We interview Dr Dulemba, an excision surgeon who has been in private practice in Denton, Texas, since 1986. For the past 20 years, he’s been testing the hormone receptors of endometriosis lesions. Today we discuss his findings and thoughts on endometriosis and hormones.

Dr. Dulemba also joined us in episode 106 on robotic excision surgery and 109 on adhesions, so if you missed those, please check them out!

Also I’d like to thank Kate from EndoGirlsBlog for brainstorming these questions with me!

—CONNECT WITH DR. DULEMBA: Dr Delumba works at the Women’s Centre in Denton, Texas https://www.womenscentre.net/

Resources below – Clickable links at insixteenyears.com/episode113

Information on HRT

–Marquardt RM, Kim TH, Shin JH, Jeong JW. Progesterone and Estrogen Signaling in the Endometrium: What Goes Wrong in Endometriosis? Int J Mol Sci. 2019;20(15):3822. Published 2019 Aug 5. doi:10.3390/ijms20153822 – There is also a chart of differences of endo and the endometrium here.

–Bulun SE, Monsavais D, Pavone ME, et al. Role of estrogen receptor-β in endometriosis. Semin Reprod Med. 2012;30(1):39-45. doi:10.1055/s-0031-1299596

Progesterone Resistance in Endometriosis – Article on Nancy’s Nook.

–-Bulun SE, Cheng YH, Pavone ME, et al. 17Beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-2 deficiency and progesterone resistance in endometriosis. Semin Reprod Med. 2010;28(1):44-50. doi:10.1055/s-0029-1242992