Endometriosis is a condition that primarily affects women and can lead to pain in the lower abdomen and difficulties with fertility. This condition arises when the tissue that typically lines the inside of the uterus begins to grow outside of it. The presence of this misplaced tissue can result in breakdowns, bleeding, and the onset of various symptoms.
The symptoms of endometriosis include:
-Pain in the lower part of the belly
-Trouble getting pregnant
-Growths on the ovaries
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While there is no definitive test to diagnose endometriosis, your doctor may suspect the condition based on your reported symptoms and a physical examination. The only way to confirm the presence of endometriosis is through a surgical procedure where the doctor examines the pelvic region for endometrial tissue outside the uterus. This surgical exploration is necessary to provide a conclusive diagnosis of endometriosis.
-Medications for Pain Management: There are specific medications available to alleviate the pain associated with endometriosis.
-Birth Control Medications: Certain types of birth control medicines can be effective in reducing the symptoms of pain caused by endometriosis.
-Hormones that stop monthly periods: For longer than 1 year, because it can have side effects.
-Laparoscopy: The doctor makes a small cut in the belly and put a tube with a camera inside the body to remove endometriosis tissue.
-Hysterectomy A surgical procedure in which a woman's uterus is removed. In some cases, the doctor may also remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes, the structures that connect the ovaries to the uterus.
A woman cannot get pregnant after a hysterectomy as the surgery involves the removal of the uterus after which she can’t bear the baby.
The cause of endometriosis remains elusive and continues to be a subject of ongoing research. Various studies have suggested that endometriosis is genetic and tends to run in families and passes on to generations. It is also speculated that a problem with the immune system. An alternative theory proposes that endometrial cells can disperse through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system, a network of vessels and glands that play a role in the immune system. This process could potentially lead to the formation of endometriosis.