Endometriosis is
a condition where tissue, similar to the
lining in your uterus, grows in other
areas of your body. If you are a woman,
your reproductive system includes the vagina, uterus,
fallopian tubes, and ovaries. During a normal
menstrual cycle, you’re ovaries make chemicals
called hormones, which signal the lining of
your uterus to thicken. The lining, called
the endometrium, builds up to prepare to
receive a fertilized egg. If the egg isn’t
fertilized, the uterus sheds the lining
through your vagina. This monthly bleeding is
called your menstrual period. If you have endometriosis,
the lining type tissue grows outside your uterus for
reasons that aren’t clear. The misplaced tissue
response to the hormones just like it would if it
were inside your uterus. The tissue continues
to thicken, then sheds, and bleeds with
every menstrual cycle. However, the blood
and tissue that are shed outside the uterus
have no way to leave your body. The trapped endometrial flow can
irritate the surrounding area causing inflammation and pain. Bands of scar tissue,
called adhesions, may form, sticking
one organ to another or causing your
fallopian tubes to close. This can affect your
fertility, which is the ability to
become pregnant. Endometriosis can form
endometriomas, also known as chocolate cysts. These cysts are fluid
filled sacs on your ovaries that can affect fertility. Endometriosis may also
result in abnormal bleeding. The most common sites
for endometriosis are the ovaries,
fallopian tubes, the outside of your uterus,
the supporting structures around your uterus, and
the lining of your pelvis, called the peritoneum. Other sites include
your bladder, rectum, and intestines. If you have endometriosis,
you may have one or more of these symptoms,
chronic usually worsening central pelvic pain, pain before
or during your period, pain during sex felt deep
within your pelvis, painful urination
during your period, painful bowel movements
during your period, abnormal bleeding, diarrhea,
constipation, or nausea, and difficulty getting
pregnant called infertility. Your doctor may recommend
treatment options from the following categories,
pain management medications, such as aspirin,
acetaminophen, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,
also known as nsaids, provide relief from pain. Hormone therapy, such
as birth control pills, can prevent monthly endometrial
buildup and bleeding. You may need a
surgical procedure to treat the tissue
causing pain or bleeding. Examples of such procedures
include, removal or destruction of endometrial issue, removal
of adhesions and scar tissue, removal or drainage of
cysts, removal or destruction of nerve fibers that transmit
pain, removal of your uterus, called a hysterectomy, or
removal of your ovaries, called an oophorectomy.

30 thoughts on “Endometriosis

  1. I dont know but i want to have a period!!because i dont know what it feels like but im scared because im already 14years old,and this august i think i have my period but,the weird thing is i dont feel pain and also the blood stops like a week and then right now,its already december almost and i still dont have my period.Im scared,i hope i not the only one got experiece like this!!


  3. I’m currently on my period. (came here looking for how to get rid of period pain) but my cramps are rlly rlly sore and I can’t sit in class without having to get up and go to the restroom because it hurts too much sitting still. I just don’t know if my pain is normal because obvs I can’t feel what anyone else feels but the pain I have does feel intolerable for myself. I’m 16 but my mum won’t let me take birth control because she said that it can reduce the chances of becoming pregnant in the future idk she’s a midwife lol. I don’t wanna risk birth control because I 1000% wanna have a big family in the future, So I’m just kinda struggling through with paracetamol. Any tips?

  4. My uterus be hurtin and crampin
    Hurtin and Crampin
    Growin the wrong way
    Growin the wrong way

    I got Endometriosis

    It make my life shitty.

  5. My cramps are horrible I can't go to school I can't sleep it's horrible HORRIBLE I'm not allowed to take birth control cuz of family opinion I haven't even been taken to the hospital I'm so irritated I'm being forced to suffer bruuuuuh what if my shit is a serious ass situation it is to me

  6. is it normal that your cycle is irregular then suddenly becomes regular? Answer asap I'm starting to get really anxious

  7. Mi mwezi huu nimenyesha sio kawaida..tarehe1 nikanyesha tarehe mbili sikuona the following day hivyo tatizo laweza kuwa nini,naomba usaidizi

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