What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition where uterine tissue grows outside the uterus instead of inside. Endometriosis is a common gynecological condition which affects 10% women age between (15-45 years) in reproductive group and approx. 50% in infertile group.
Basic symptoms of endometriosis?
Usually Symptoms of endometriosis consists of pain in lower abdomen, pain during intercourse, painful menstrual periods, and difficulty getting pregnant. It is also possible that some women with endometriosis may not have any symptoms at all.
How Endometriosis Associated with Infertility?
Studies shows that 20-40% of women with infertility will have endometriosis. Endometriosis impact fertility in 2 ways:
- Causing blockage of the Fallopian tubes so that they are unable to pick-up the egg after ovulation, and
- Creating inflammation that can affect the function of the uterus, ovary, egg or Fallopian tubes
How Endometriosis is Treated?
The most common treatment for endometriosis is with medications.
In some cases Laparoscopy is used to diagnose as well as to remove the endometrial tissue.
If you are having any of the above mentioned symptoms then it is advisable to go to you nearest Infertility specialist and get yourself examined.