ENDOMETRIOSIS (what you don’t know about it)

Endometriosis is a disease condition which affect women a lot and there are a lot you don’t know about it.


From mayoclinic.org, Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus (the endometrium) grows outside your uterus (endometrial implant).

Endometriosis most commonly involves the ovaries, bowel or the tissue lining the pelvis. Rarely will
endometrial tissue spread beyond the pelvic region.

In endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as it normally would — it thickens,
breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle. Because this displaced tissue has no way to exit your
body, it becomes trapped. When endometriosis involves the ovaries, cysts called endometriomas may form. Surrounding tissue can become irritated or inflammed, eventually developing scar tissue and adhesions (abnormal tissue that binds organs together).

Endometriosis can cause pain, sometimes severe and especially during the menstrual period. Fertility problems also may develop.

Here are few symptoms of Endometriosis
Pain with intercourse: Pain during or after seks is common with endometriosis.

Pain with bowel movements or urination: You’re most likely to experience these symptoms during your period.

Excessive bleeding: You may experience occasional heavy periods (menorrhagia) or bleeding between periods (menometrorrhagia).

Endometriosis is first diagnosed in some women who are seeking treatment for infertility.

Other symptoms. You may also experience fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, bloating or nausea, especially during menstrual periods, effective treatments are available. See you doctor to help out.

Author: Seyram Prosper

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