The uterus reinforced by a tissue called the endometrium. Normally, it can be found in the uterus. However, there are cases where it grows outside the uterus too. In such cases, it grows on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, intestines, rectum or the bladder. This is called endometriosis. This condition is one of the main reasons that affect women’s health.
For the duration, of the menstrual cycle, the endometrium inside the uterus ejected out of the vagina but the one outside cannot be ejected. This causes it to form cysts, scar tissue and lesions. Some women with endometriosis experience no pain but others undergo immense pain before and during menstruation.
Health care professionals divided on the opinion about the occurrence of endometriosis. There are a number of theories that explain the development of the endometrial tissue. However, the symptoms of endometriosis are more or less the same in all women. The severity varies depending on the location of the endometriosis, how deep it is attached, and how long a woman is experiencing it. Symptoms also vary from very painful periods, pain during copulation and ovulation, chronic pelvic pain, heavy menstrual flow, painful bowel movements, exhaustion and painful and frequent urination all through menstruation.
Medical professionals observe the pelvis for cysts, thickening or tenderness. This test done throughout menstruation. The pelvis can also be checked through the help of an ultrasound scan.
However, for a firm diagnosis of endometriosis, you are going to need in getting a laparoscopy get done. This too has to be done all through menstruation. The doctor runs a general anesthetic and then makes a small cut close the navel and inserts a laparoscope inside it. The abdomen then filled with carbon dioxide, giving him greater visibility and allows easy checking of the organs, the location, number and the size of the endometrial growths. Occasionally a biopsy also done. A laparoscopy is a needed because the treatment for endometriosis cannot begin.
One of the problems of falling inside the endometriosis zone in having fertility issues. It can result to damage of the ovaries and block the fallopian tubes, thus creating difficulty in conceiving. However, all is not loss since you can still conceive naturally if you consult the doctor at an earlier time.
Health care in a woman affected by the endometriosis can be saved by surgery and drug therapy. The doctor will decide which treatment is best for you, it could depend on the size and location of endometrial growths, the severity of symptoms, your age and if you are trying to conceive.
For those wanting to become pregnant, the doctor first assesses the damage to the ovaries and the fallopian tubes by means of a laparoscopy. An ultrasound scan may also help in assessing. If the severity is mild, doctors will not give any treatment initially and see whether you conceive naturally. All through the laparoscopy, the doctor can also operate a surgery so that they could remove the endometrial growths. Tubal flushing used in case the fallopian tubes get blocked.
Since severe pain during endometriosis is just natural, medical professionals propose the following methods in easing pain. Whenever experiencing pain, rest in a position that is comfortable. Always take warm baths and place hot water bottles or pads on the abdomen. Increase the intake of fiber in your diet. Practice yoga, deep breathing too. Ask the doctor for pain killers.