What Is Endometriosis?
The endometrial tissue is the name given to the tissue that grows on the lining of the uterus and protects the egg once it has been fertilised and implanted. When this tissue begins to grow outside the uterus, especially on other organs of the female reproductive system, the condition is called Endometriosis.
The condition affects the fertility factors of a woman by changing the shapes of the fallopian tubes, thus interrupting its function. Apart from this, endometriosis also develops a thick growth over the ovaries, called the endometriomas, that have an adverse effect on follicular growth and the production of healthy eggs in a female. The fortunate part is that there are treatments available to cure endometriosis. Procedures like laparoscopy and hysteroscopy are useful in helping women conceive through IV- ICSI.
Symptoms of Endometriosis
Here are the symptoms of endometriosis:
- Pelvic pain during menstruation
- Pain while having intercourse
- Discomfort in urination and bowel movements
- Periods are heavy and energy draining
The most common first signs of endometriosis include the following
- Painful and heavy periods
- Pain in intercourse
- Pain during urination and bowel movement
It is true that women with Endometriosis may face trouble in conceiving, but it is not impossible. The chances of you facing infertility depends on factors like age, severity of condition, and your partner’s fertility. You can conceive naturally, as well as with assisted reproductive techniques.
Yes. Recent research studies have shown that women with endometriosis are more likely to face a miscarriage and need an extra amount of care to avoid that possibility.
It is a totally subjective condition. Since pregnancy halts periods, the pain caused by endometriosis will reduce because there is no menstrual cycle. For some women, the symptoms may even worsen. To know more about your condition and the effects of pregnancy on it, get in touch with our experts. Book an appointment today.
Yes. The scarring caused by endometrial tissue may reduce blood and nutrient flow to ovaries, in the case that the endometrial tissue is growing on the ovaries. This alters maturation of the eggs, thus reducing their quality.
Yes. After endometriosis surgery, you can either go for a natural conception or for artificial and assisted reproductive techniques for pregnancy.