Endometriosis is a disease that causes nodules in a place where it belongs: outside the uterine cavity. This can cause pain and even infertility. Fortunately, no cure.
What is endometriosis
Endometriosis is a benign disease characterized by pockets of endometrium outside the uterine cavity, forming implants, nodules or endometriomas, according to size.
Symptoms of endometriosis
Endometriosis can present different symptoms in the sufferer. Some are:
- Secondary progressive dysmenorrhea increasing menstrual pain as the disease increases.
- Deep pain, premenstrual deaf nature and prevalence resistant and disabling analgesic treatment.
- Chronic pelvic pain, dyspareunia, pain on defecation or dysuria.
- Possible abnormal uterine bleeding
Treatment of endometriosis
Fortunately, the cure of the disease is possible, and treatment seeks to prevent its progression, improve pain and restore fertility. Medical treatment passes from analgesia, which is rarely effective, hormone treatment. The type of treatment to be performed depend on the stage of endometriosis and whether the patient has no desire or gestational.
When resorting to surgery? The conservative surgery, ovarian endometriomas dry, removing as many endometriosis and adhesions, leaving the free peritoneal cavity disease.
Another option is the radical surgery that involves removal of the entire genital tract when the disease could not be controlled with previous treatments.
Endometriosis: Warning Signs
Any woman who has pelvic pain, changes in their periods both in quantity and pattern of bleeding, or this trouble getting pregnant should see your gynecologist to perform specific tests and reach an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.