What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a medical condition that occurs when the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus (called the endometrium) grows outside the uterus, on other organs or tissues in the pelvic region such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder, or bowel. Endometriosis affects an estimated 5-10% of reproductive-aged women, and it is one of the leading cause of infertility in women.
Reason for endometriosis?
The exact reason for endometriosis is still not known but it can be due to hormonal and immunological factors.
Symptoms of endometriosis?
- Pain during menses or during sex
How do we diagnose endometriosis?
We can do a pelvic examination or USG / MRI to diagnose endometriosis. Gold standard to diagnose endometriosis is to perform a laparoscopic surgery
Symptoms and Potential Impact of Endometriosis:
Misplaced tissue continues to act as it normally would during the menstrual cycle, thickening, breaking down, and bleeding each month. Endometriosis can also lead to other complications, such as ovarian cysts, adhesions (bands of scar tissue that can cause organs to stick together), and infertility.
If you are facing Endometrosis issue, here are the possible next steps: