Ailments & Remedies

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Endometriosis

 

Overview

Any growth or deposits of uterine cells that are shed in menstruation, on other organs outside the uterus are known as endometriosis implants. Usually these cells of endometriosis are seen on the ovaries, fallopian tubes and over the intestinal surface. It is believed that Endometriosis is one of the causes of infertility.

 

Causes

Endometriosis occurs usually when growth of the endometrial tissue develops outside the uterus,. It may usually be within the pelvic region. Endometriosis may be less severe when hormone levels are constant without any irregularities. In some uncommon cases, retrograde menstruation (backward flow during a period) may also cause endometriosis. Abnormalities in the immune system or transfer of endometrial cells during a surgical procedure like a C-section are other possible causes of endometriosis. In some circumstances, endometriosis may develop in distant organs if there is a spread of these cells through the blood stream or the lymphatic system. Hereditary links can also make a woman more susceptible to developing endometriosis.

 

Symptoms

The common symptoms are pain that is usually felt in the pelvic region. Some women may experience pain or cramps during intercourse, urination or bowel movements. Painful periods, lower abdominal pain, low back pain, diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal bloating, irregular menstrual flow or blood in the urine can be other symptoms of endometriosis. 

 

Diagnosis

Based on the medical history, symptoms and findings through a physical examination, the doctor can suspect a case of endometriosis. Imaging studies may be suggested by the doctor as it can help suggest the presence of endometriosis. Simple surgical procedures and specific tests may be recommended by the doctor to accurately diagnose the condition.

 

Treatment

Various complementary and alternative therapies can help improve the symptoms and treat the condition. Advice should be sought from a qualified practitioner for treatment options.



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