Endometriosis-symptoms, causes and treatment
Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue that normally grows inside the uterus (endometrium) grows outside it. Most often this is on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and tissue around the uterus and ovaries; however, in rare cases it may also occur in other parts of the body.
In the following image you can see Gynecological ultrasound ovarian with Endometriosis
Symptoms of Endometriosis
- Painful periods
- Painful intercourse
- Chronic low back and Abdominal pain
- Painful digestion
- Increased pain during bowel movement and Urination
- Excessive bleeding
- Spotting or bleeding between cycles
- Nerve pain
- Nausea (especially during menstruation)
Symptoms that complicate the diagnosis.
Endometriosis is sometimes mistaken for other conditions that can cause pelvic pain, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or ovarian cysts. It may be confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes bouts of diarrhea, constipation and abdominal cramping. IBS can accompany endometriosis,
Causes of Endometriosis:
It is not a contagious or a sexually transmitted disease. All these is because of abnormal transportation of endometrial cells in to different part. Some time due to exposure to doxin and other man made chemicals and also immune system disorder that immune system unable to recognize and destroy endometrial tissue growing outside the uterus.
- Retrograde menstruation
- Transformation of peritoneal cells
- Embryonic cell transformation
- Surgical scar implantation
- Endometrial cells transport
- Exposure to doxin and other man-made chemicals
Some factors which are tends to cause Endometriosis are never giving birth, starting periods at early age, Menopause at older age, high level of estrogen, low body mass index, Alcohol consumption, Heredity, Uterine abnormalities
Complications related to Endometriosis
- ovarian cancer
Diagnosis : Laproscopy, Ultrasound,Pelvic exams
Stages of Endometriosis
Stage 1: (It is Minimal) Implants remain confined to the pelvic region, with minimal spreading.
Stage 2: (Mild) Increased implants are observed, as well as scaring and adhesion surrounding the reproductive organs.
Stage 3: Implants begin to cover the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and occasionally also the rectum and cervix.
Stage 4: External endometrial implants occur in the reproductive area, extending out beyond the pelvic region into other areas of the abdominal activity as well.
Treatment for Endometriosis:
- Pain medication
- Hormone therapy
- Excision surgery
- Assisted reproductive technologies
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