Endometriosis pain and health problems
Endometriosis is basically a growth of tissue that should happen in your uterus , but begin growing outside the womb. In fact, they do not belong to their areas of growth. This growth in the areas outside your womb will bleed in the same manner as does the uterine lining during your menstruation every month.
Here the problem begins. The areas where this tissue growth happens outside the womb start bleeding and it does not find an easy outlet. And, in the absence of these outlets, you get swelling and pain in the areas they have grown.
The problem aggravates when the tissue growth expands in size and the areas:
- Your Fallopian tubes may get blocked with endometriosis when the growth gets into your ovaries of cover them
- The trapped blood in the ovaries may form cysts
- You may get swelling all over in the areas around your womb
- The pelvic inflammatory infection or any sexually transmitted infection, like Chlamydia or Gonorrhea may give shape to scar tissue and cause adhesions (when tissue bind organs together, it is called adhesion)
- Your intestines and bladder may get infected, resulting in many health problems
How common is Endometriosis?
Dr Deeksha Tyagi, the renowned fertility expert at New Life India Clinic endorses the press statement given by Dr Rishma Pia that worldwide 89 million young women at any stage in their reproductive cycle are suffering from Endometriosis. Dr Deeksha has treated many patients between the age of 25 to 35 who were unable to achieve pregnancy because of Endometriosis.
Causes of Endometriosis?
Researchers are not yet sure what exactly causes Endometriosis and are still studying possible causes. They could be:
It is considered the most likely cause of Endometriosis. Retrograde menstruation occurs when a woman’s flow during periods does not go out smoothly, but takes a backward way out through the Fallopian tubes and run off into the abdominal cavity. The tissue here joins itself to the lining of the abdominal cavity and makes a permanent union.
There is a likelihood of Endometriosis running in the family. The disease is inherited if any of the first blood-relation ever had it earlier.
Immune system problems
If your immune system is defective, it may fail to discover and wipe out endometrial tissue growing outside the uterus. Immune system faults and some cancers are common in women suffering from endometriosis.
Sometimes, during a surgery in the abdominal area – Cesarean or Hysterectomy, inadvertently, some endometrial cells get moved. A fine example of this is endometrial cells located in abdominal scars.