Endometriosis is
a condition where tissue, similar to the
lining in your uterus, grows in other
areas of your body. If you are a woman,
your reproductive system includes the vagina, uterus,
fallopian tubes, and ovaries. During a normal
menstrual cycle, you’re ovaries make chemicals
called hormones, which signal the lining of
your uterus to thicken. The lining, called
the endometrium, builds up to prepare to
receive a fertilized egg. If the egg isn’t
fertilized, the uterus sheds the lining
through your vagina. This monthly bleeding is
called your menstrual period. If you have endometriosis,
the lining type tissue grows outside your uterus for
reasons that aren’t clear. The misplaced tissue
response to the hormones just like it would if it
were inside your uterus. The tissue continues
to thicken, then sheds, and bleeds with
every menstrual cycle. However, the blood
and tissue that are shed outside the uterus
have no way to leave your body. The trapped endometrial flow can
irritate the surrounding area causing inflammation and pain. Bands of scar tissue,
called adhesions, may form, sticking
one organ to another or causing your
fallopian tubes to close. This can affect your
fertility, which is the ability to
become pregnant. Endometriosis can form
endometriomas, also known as chocolate cysts. These cysts are fluid
filled sacs on your ovaries that can affect fertility. Endometriosis may also
result in abnormal bleeding. The most common sites
for endometriosis are the ovaries,
fallopian tubes, the outside of your uterus,
the supporting structures around your uterus, and
the lining of your pelvis, called the peritoneum. Other sites include
your bladder, rectum, and intestines. If you have endometriosis,
you may have one or more of these symptoms,
chronic usually worsening central pelvic pain, pain before
or during your period, pain during sex felt deep
within your pelvis, painful urination
during your period, painful bowel movements
during your period, abnormal bleeding, diarrhea,
constipation, or nausea, and difficulty getting
pregnant called infertility. Your doctor may recommend
treatment options from the following categories,
pain management medications, such as aspirin,
acetaminophen, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,
also known as nsaids, provide relief from pain. Hormone therapy, such
as birth control pills, can prevent monthly endometrial
buildup and bleeding. You may need a
surgical procedure to treat the tissue
causing pain or bleeding. Examples of such procedures
include, removal or destruction of endometrial issue, removal
of adhesions and scar tissue, removal or drainage of
cysts, removal or destruction of nerve fibers that transmit
pain, removal of your uterus, called a hysterectomy, or
removal of your ovaries, called an oophorectomy.

30 Replies to “Endometriosis”

  1. Reading these comments about severe cramps make me feel thankful that I'm not alone in this. GIRLS, WE CAN BEAT THIS HORRIBLE PAIN also fun fact : girls often get 450 days of periods until they die! Another fun fact : studies show that periods cramp are just as painful as heart attacks so I never wanna hear another man call a women weak!

  2. Watching this whilst I’m on my period.. sometimes you pray to the lord and thank him for you to be on your period.. 😉 but damn this pain is getting to me 😡 every damn month!!!

  3. Endometriosis is a female disorder and now it is common in females. Many patients come to my clinic with this problem. I recommend them planet Ayurveda endometriosis pack. It shows great effects and the symptoms get reduced. THESE ARTE PURE HERBS WITHOUT ANY CHEMICALS OR ADDITIVES.

  4. the only days i take off of work are the most painful bloodbath ones when my uterus tries to kill my lady parts. it's a volcanic nightmare down there!

  5. I just woke up in the middle of the night and got my period and my pain is so excruciating I was crying historically I can’t deal with this !

  6. I'm 34 old years and still have this crazy pain before my periods for 1 week I can do nothing in my life during this time !!!! I feel desperate want this to end 😢

  7. I was just searching how period pains occur… I wasn’t ready to find out that I might be IN-FLIPPING-FERTILE?!
    I’m so freaked out!

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