Endometriosis - what you must know about this disease

Symptoms of endometriosis

We know that women are blessed with the gift of procreation. This also means load with menstruation each month during your fertile period. But also can appear another complication: the endometriosis.

Endometriosis is a common problem in women over the age of 30 who are in child-bearing age and who have never been pregnant. It seems according to statistics that an estimated 89 million women can suffer from endometriosis, but may be more because many confuse with the usual PMS symptoms. Although it seems that the disease mainly onion with the women of more than 30 years, can also affect girls, even before you start to menstruate. It is said that a possible cause is excessive amounts of estrogen in the body.

The endometrium is a lining of the uterus that separates the myometrium of the uterine cavity. During the woman's menstrual cycle, the uterus gets rid of the endometrial layer in response to the production of hormones in the body. Endometriosis may seem similar to a regular menstrual cycle in the sense of the endometrial lining is shed. However, it is not always the case. In some cases this tissue moves and grows in other organs of the pelvic cavity. You can join the intestines, bladder or between other organs, causing infection, scars, and worse yet infertility.

Most common symptoms of endometriosis

The most common symptoms of endometriosis are:

  • Progressive dysmenorrhoea
  • Chronic low-back pain, pelvis and abdomen
  • Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
  • Disquecia (painful defecation) or dysuria (pain when urinating)
  • Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Spotted before or intermenstrual.

Pain and endometriosis

During menstruation, women often experience breast tenderness and abdominal pain. It is said that this is due to the estrogen level fluctuates during that time. However, for people with endometriosis, the pain gets worse over time. This symptom tends to be neglected that women tend to think in it as part of an attack of usual dysmenorrhoea. This can lead to chronic pain, usually in the lower back, pelvis and abdominal areas. There are many women who experience a similar pain that appears during dysmenorrhoea. The pain radiates from the abdomen to the lumbar area.

Dyspareunia and endometriosis

Women with endometriosis are also experiencing dyspareunia or painful intercourse. There may be an inflammation of the vaginal mucosa, causing pain to the contact or friction during intercourse.

Disquecia - dysuria and endometriosis

Once the endometrial lining is out of place and adheres to the intestine, kidney or bladder, you can experience disquecia or dysuria. The disquecia is a condition in which feels discomfort to the defecate. The dysuria is a condition characterized by pain when urinating. In both cases, you may feel hematochezia and hematuria (blood in the feces and urine). The difficulty in defecation and urination can cause internal bleeding and infection in turn.

Heavy menstrual bleeding and endometriosis

Menorrhagia or heavy menstrual bleeding is not something to forget or ignore. It can manifest as menstrual bleeding, prolonged menstrual bleeding, or even both. Some women are accustomed to having periods of two to three weeks, and this symptom can be difficult to detect because the menstrual cycles are different for every woman.

Nausea and vomiting and endometriosis

Nausea and vomiting, once common in dysmenorrhea, are also symptoms of endometriosis. This can also be a sign that the endometrial tissue is located out of place and has joined areas or organs of the gastro-intestinal tract.

Stained and endometriosis

The premenstrual and menstrual spotting can also be a symptom of endometriosis, and is characterized by blood stains that appear before and in the middle of the menstrual cycles.

Endometriosis is a progressive disease, long-term, affecting a woman's ability to bear children. If it drags on, untreated endometriosis can cause the endometrial lining is a inside the vagina and other bodies outside the pelvic region. Severe infections can form scar tissue which in turn may block the fallopian tubes and prevent ovulation.

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