Is it possible to get pregnant if you suffer from severe endometriosis?

Written by: Dr. Ángel Martín Jiménez
Edited by: Top Doctors®


What is endometriosis and severe symptoms occur?

Endometriosis is a disease that affects nearly 20% of the population-ing women and is characterized by reflux of menstrual blood within the abdominal cavi-ty. Severe endometriosis is the most aggressive manifestation of this in-disease characterized by the extent of disease all-cos pelvic organs including the rectum, pelvic peritoneum, ureters and bladder. The main symptom of endometriosis is severe pain, debilitating pain that affects almost all women in the menstrual cycle and can also be characterized by pain during sex, by going from belly pain and painful urination.


What impact has this disease?

The main consequence of this disease is pain. It is a disabling pain, a dull ache that can influence all aspects of the life of the patient from working, family aspect and even in their sexual relationships. It is pain that is also misunderstood by the general practitioners who care for these patients even coming in a not inconsiderable number of cases, these patients receive antidepressants is-ledge.


Severe endometriosis and pregnancy, is it possible?

Of course it is possible that the patient with severe endometriosis are pregnant, it is not only possible, it is desirable. The problem is that these patients may have me-us getting pregnant easily and on a non-negligible percentage of cases, about 50% may require asistica reproduction techniques or techniques insemi artificial nation.


What is the treatment of severe endometriosis?

The treatment of severe endometriosis is basically surgical. While there are multiple treatments or anti-inflammatory hormone-type, the fact is that these treatments have little effectiveness in controlling the symptoms of this disease. As I say the treatment is basically surgical treatment is being done laparoscopically, especially multidisciplinary and requires specialized equipment and the goal of surgery it is the maximum cleanliness of all disease. Despite the complexity of this type of intervention is the fact that recoveries tend to be quick and without sequelae and control of symptoms, which is pain, usually stay long term.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Ángel Martín Jiménez
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Martin Angel Jimenez is a leading specialist in oncological surgery and advanced laparoscopy. He has been president of the Section of Endoscopy of the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics ( SEGO ) and the Spanish Society of Gynecological Endoscopic ( SEGE ). He is a member of the European Society of Gynecological Endoscopy ( ESGE ), the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists ( AAGL ) and member of the institutional committee of the Ministry of Health for the attention to endometriosis in the national health system. He is currently head of the Health Unit \'s Women\'s Hospital Son Llatzer and consultant gynecologist at the Rotger clinic.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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