Endometriosis Symptoms & Treatment
Endometriosis is a chronic condition that affects the tissue lining the uterus (endometrium). It is characterized by the growth of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus, most commonly on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the tissue lining the pelvis.
Symptoms of endometriosis may include:
Pelvic pain may begin before and may extent several days after periods and may have increased over time. Pain may extent to lower back, thighs, legs etc.
Pain with intercourse:-
Pain during or after intercourse is common in this disease.
Pain with bowel movements or urination:-
This might be present especially during menses. Some patients might have bleeding in stools or urine during periods.
Patients may get occasionally heavy bleeding in between periods.
Inability to achieve pregnancy:-
This condition can make a women infertile and is diagnosed first when this women seek treatment for achieving pregnancy.
Other rare symptoms:-
Because this disease can involve the far away areas and organs outside the pelvis this can cause rarely odd symptoms like
- Chronic pelvic pain unrelated to periods
- Hip pain/groin pain
- Rarely pain in chest or shoulders or near kidney areas during periods
Treatment for endometriosis might include medication to control pain, hormone therapy to slow or stop the development of endometrial tissue, and medical procedure to eliminate endometrial tissue development and fix any damaged organs. Dr. Vivek Salunke, an expert in the treatment of endometriosis, may suggest at least one of these methods depending upon the seriousness of the condition and the singular requirements of the patient.