Waiting for more updates related to infertility! Here is another fresh new topic for you all. Whenever a girl desires to build her family she often thinks about her child at first glance. But many times to build a family become a challenging role for her. And if she cannot fulfill her families dream, it becomes a major problem for her. Where the family members keep on poking her with bad intention by saying “When are you guys going to start a family?” she gets tired of answering to the world, it’ll happen when it’s supposed to.” After answering them so rudely she gets tired of getting hateful of others with their babies or pregnancy. What is the method of calm for you?
Well coming back to the topic, endometriosis is one of the matters that deal with infertility.
- Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue forms the lining of your uterus that grows outside your uterine cavity. This lining of the uterus is called the endometrium
- It mainly occurs when the endometrium grows on your ovaries, bowel, and tissues lining your pelvis.
- It is unusual for endometrial tissue to spread beyond your pelvic region, but is not impossible
- Endometrial tissue that grows in outer region of your uterus is known as an endometrial implant
- The hormonal changes that occurs during the menstrual cycle affects the misplaced endometrial tissue
- Which means that the tissue will grow, thicken, and breaks down easily
- After some time the tissue that breaks down has nowhere to go and gets trapped in your pelvis.
As a result to which the tissue gets trapped in your pelvis, and causes:
- scar formation
- adhesions, (in this the tissue binds your pelvic organs together)
- severe pain during periods
- fertility problems
- You’re not alone if you suffer from this kind of disorder. Endometriosis is a well known common gynaecological condition.
Let’s read the causes of Endometriosis
- During a regular menstrual cycle, your body sheds the lining of your uterus which allows the menstrual blood to flow from your uterus through the gentle opening in the cervix and gets out through your vagina
- Endometriosis occurs commonly due to a process termed as retrograde menstruation
- This comes into picture, when menstrual blood flows back through your fallopian tubes into your pelvic cavity instead of leaving your body
- The displaced endometrial cells then gets sticked to your pelvic walls and its surface, such as your bladder, ovaries, and rectum
- They continue to grow, thicken, and bleed over the course during your menstrual cycle
- It may also be possible for the menstrual blood to leak into the pelvic cavity through a surgical scar, or after cesarean delivery
- Doctors believe that the condition may occur if the small areas of your abdomen gets converted into endometrial tissue
- This may occur due to cells in your abdomen grow at higher rate from embryonic cells, which can change its shape and act like endometrial cells
- Still the reason of its occurrence is not known
Stages of Endometriosis can be any of the following
- Minimal :there are several small lesions, or wounds in your ovary. There may also be inflammation in or around your pelvic cavity.
- Mild :this stage involves light lesions and shallow implants on an ovary and the pelvic lining
- Moderate:this involves deep implants on your ovary and pelvic lining. There can also be more lesions.
- Severe:The most severe stage of endometriosis involves implanting on your pelvic lining and ovaries. There may also be lesions on your fallopian tubes and bowels.
Are you aware about its risk factor?
- Moreover, 2 – 10% of childbearing women suffer from this disorder
- It basically develops after the initial stage of your menstrual cycle
- This is a becomes painful condition, but understanding the risk factors can help you determine whether you’re one of them and when you should talk to your doctor:
- Age : It mainly affects women age 25 to 40 or else all the women have the risk of developing endometriosis
- Family History :Talk to your doctor. It can be hereditary also
- History of Pregnancy :
- Pregnancy protects all the women against endometriosis
- Women who haven’t had children are at higher risk of developing this disorder
- Needless to say, it can also affect the women who’ve children.
- Menstrual History :
- consult your doctor if you have problems regarding your menses
- These problem can include shorter cycles, and longer periods, or if you began menstruating at a younger age.
Endometriosis is a chronic condition with has no cure. But this doesn’t mean the condition can affect your daily life. There are manageable treatments to cure pain and issues of fertility, such as medications, hormone therapy, or surgery.