What is Endometriosis?

It refers to a problem that many women face during childbearing years. In this condition, a type of tissue that lines uterus is also growing outside the uterus. However, it does not always trigger symptoms. It is not dangerous, but can lead to pain and other problems.   The clumps of tissue that start growing outside the uterus are known as implants. Usually, they grow on the outer wall of the uterus, ovaries, and other organs in belly, the intestines and the fallopian tubes.  It is only in rare cases that spread to the area beyond the abdomen.

Endometriosis Symptoms

Here are a few common symptoms of endometriosis

Abnormal Bleeding – Some women have spotting, heavy bleeding or bleeding between periods, blood in their stool or urine or bleeding after sex.

Pain – The area which hurts depends entirely on where the implants are growing. You might experience pain in vagina, rectum, lower belly or lower back. You might experience pain during or before periods or all the time. Some women have high intensity of pain at the time of ovulation, more pain during intercourse or when they have bowel movements.

Trouble Getting Pregnant – Many women find it difficult to become pregnant when suffering from endometriosis. This is the only symptom that many women have.

It varies from one woman to the other.  Some women get to know about the condition only when they visit the doctor because they are unable to conceive or have some other problem. While some women have cramping, others experience severe pain and heavy bleeding making it difficult for them to even go to school or work.

Although there is no cure for this condition, there are effective treatments available.  Doctor recommends the treatment on whether you want to become pregnant or control bleeding or pain. Some of the most common Endometriosis treatment in Delhi includes OTC medicines, birth control pills, hormone therapy and laparoscopy among others.

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