A condition which can cause infertility, miscarriage, and is sometimes life-threatening is endometriosis. This condition is characterized by the presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus. Endometrium is the mucous membrane that lines the uterus. This tissue may be present in areas such as pelvic areas and the lower abdomen. Endometriosis is commonly detected in women during their childbearing age.
This is because this tissue is respondent to the female sex hormone estrogen. This condition drastically reduces the ability of women to conceive and even if they conceived chances of miscarriage are quite high. Before going into endometriosis treatment, let’s first find out the symptoms of endometriosis. Getting familiar with the symptoms is essential as it will help you to detect this condition at the earliest and take timely action accordingly.
Chronic pelvic pain is the most common symptom of endometriosis. Premenstrual pain and painful menstruation are also possible signs of this condition. And if you have been unsuccessful to become pregnant and these symptoms are also present in you, it is high time you consult a gynecologist and also a fertility doctor as endometriosis and infertility are interrelated.
And as already noted this condition can be at times life-threatening. If the abnormal tissue growth happens on the ovary, a possible consequence is ovary rupture and twisting of the ovary vessels. In such cases, the blood flow to the ovary is affected.
Now coming to endometriosis treatment, the most effective treatment for this condition is surgery. Though medication is also a possible remedy, it is not usually advised as some medications can actually suppress female sex hormones estrogen. As such, women who are expecting to improve their ability to conceive should opt for surgery. Once this benign is removed, your chances to conceive increases. But this tissue can return even after removal.
And as such, a constant monitoring is required throughout your pregnancy even after you have conceived post surgery. Long-term treatments focus on reducing the recurrence of endometrial tissue growth. However, if the immediate goal is to relieve the chronic pain in you and increasing the odds of getting pregnant, consult a gynecologist to undergo the surgical procedure.