What is Endometriosis?
In March we recognize Endometriosis Awareness month.
Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition where endometrial tissue (tissue similar to the lining of the uterus) grows outside of the uterus.
Signs and Symptoms include:
·Pain during sexual intercourse
·Chronic pelvic or abdominal pain
Endometriosis can cause infertility and for women with sub fertility the prevalence rate ranges from 25% to 40%.
To diagnose endometriosis your doctor will ask you to describe your symptoms including location of your pain and when it happens.
Tests to check for physical clues of endometriosis:
*Pelvic Exam: Doctor feels areas in your pelvis for abnormalities such as cysts on your reproductive organs or scars behind your uterus.
*Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): An MRI is an exam that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body. For some, an MRI helps with surgical planning, giving your surgeon detailed information about the location and size of endometrial implants.octor feels areas in your pelvis for abnormalities such as cysts on your reproductive organs or scars behind your uterus.
*Ultra Sound: this test uses high frequency sound waves to create images of the inside of your body. To capture the images, a device called a transducer is either pressed against your abdomen or inserted into your vagina.
*Laparoscopy: while under general anesthesia your surgeon makes a tiny incision near your navel and inserts a slender viewing instrument looking for signs of endometrial tissue outside the uterus.
Endometriosis affects 1 out of 10 women worldwide. There is no cure for Endometriosis but symptoms can be managed through medication and or surgery.
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