Here are some frequently asked questions about Endometriosis for your reference.
Q: What is Endometriosis?
A: Put very simply Matt Barnes Red Jersey , it is a disease or condition where tissue similar to the lining from the uterus is also found elsewhere in the body, normally in the abdominal cavity. Or it occurs when cells that normally line the inside of the womb implant and grow outside the uterus within the pelvis. With the response to the hormone cycle, these cells grow and causing painful inflammation and scarring.
Q: What causes it?
A: The answer is very simple that nobody knows for sure. However there are popular theories, one suggests that during menses some of the tissue being shed flows backwards into the pelvis through the fallopian tubes where it implants and grows, while other theory suggest that cells develop into endometrium, instead of developing into different tissue types under the influence of female hormones.
Q: What are the signs and symptoms of Endometriosis?
A: Pelvic pain is the most typical sign of it. Other symptoms include period pain, ovulation pain, spotting before period Matt Barnes Womens Jersey , changes in bladder, bowel and sexual function and infertility. Some women also experience pain during or after intercourse, stomach cramps, swollen stomach, painful urination, fatigue and women with endometriosis are more likely to complain of heavy menses.
Q: How is it diagnosed?
A: Some physicians are able to diagnose endometriosis based on womans symptoms, although the only way to diagnose it without a doubt is during a laparoscopy (a small surgical process). An internal examination, ultrasound scans Matt Barnes Authentic Jersey , MRIs and CT scans may be undertaken but cannot be relied upon to diagnose endometriosis.
Q: Is there any treatment available for it?
A: Literally now there is no any definite treatment of endometriosis available. But no worry as it can be cured as well as for many women you will be able to manage its symptoms by a collection of long term treatments.
Q: Will it make me infertile?
A: Not necessarily. Only 20% of women with endometriosis face infertility and in case it is untreated, can lead to infertility.
Q: Does medication treatment available for it?
A: No as medication treatment essentially puts it to sleep. Commonly the medication lowers the level of Oestrogen (female hormone produces by the ovaries and facilitates the growth of endometriosis) in the body. This treatment may be useful as this may reduce the symptoms of it but once these medications are withdrawn, symptoms usually recur in 65% of women.
Q: Common misconceptions?
A: As mentioned there is no cure yet available for endometriosis. Some still have some misconception regarding its treatment including the pill will cure it, getting pregnant will cure and a hysterectomy will cure endometriosis.
Q: How does surgery help?
A: Surgery is the only proven method for removal of endometriosis with long term research suggesting. To completely remove the disease, complete excision of endometrial deposits is required. Most surgical treatments are performed via the laparoscope, which involve the destruction of the endometriosis and can be done by laser. The recovery after the surgery will be determined by the amount of endometriosis is present and the extent of surgery performed.
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