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Endometriosis: Causes, Signs Diagnosis and Treatment

BY: S Edwin | Category: Health | Submitted: 2010-04-07 20:14:54
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Article Summary: "Endometriosis is a problem women commonly face. This article tells you how to identify the condition and what treatment options are available for you..."

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Endometriosis is a condition that affects females in the younger age group. Most of the women who are affected by endometriosis are in the age group of about 20 to 40. This can cause huge damage to the reproductive system of the person and this damage prevents the person from getting pregnant. This can lead to infertility that is not easily cured. It should also be remembered that endometriosis is a condition that is chronic and can be dangerous due to the excessive bleed. This can cause anemia in women.

The various causes of endometriosis:

Endometriosis is caused by the formation of the endometrium on the outer wall of the uterus. Endometrium actually means that it should be in the inside walls of the uterus, but the fact that t is seen on the outer walls means that the person is suffering from this chronic disease.

Signs of endometriosis:

There are various signs that can be seen in a person who is suffering from this disease and they are as follows.

Increased bleeding that is not present only during the menstruation time. The bleed is excessive and also frequent, that suggests the present of endometrium.

Decrease in fertility: This occurs because scar tissue forms in the reproductive canals of the body and they prevent the fertilization process leading to decrease in the fertility.

Pain: Many women suffer from pain in the abdomen and also in the back because of the endometriosis. This can also be considered as one of the signs of endometriosis.

Diagnosis of endometriosis:

There are various methods of diagnosing endometriosis. The first and the simplest method of diagnosis the condition is by collecting the history of the person. Other than the history, a physical examination is another method of diagnosing the condition. A physician will be able to diagnose the condition in this method. Other than the two methods that have already been specified, there are also other methods that can be used to finally confirm the diagnosis and they are abdominal ultrasound and also hysteroscopy. These are confirmatory tests that help to confirm what was assessed and found in the physical examination.

Treatment of endometriosis:

Endometriosis is a chronic condition that can recur again and again. Even after treatment for the condition, it has been seen again in many people. The best method of treating the disease is through surgery. Surgical removal of the excess tissues in the uterus can help to decrease the disease. Once this is done, the treatment for the infertility can be initiated. This includes treatments like in vitro fertilization. Even after the surgical removal of the excess tissues, there can be a chance that the woman may never become pregnant again. Medications can be used to decrease the bleeding and also the pain that are associated with the disease.

These are the various signs, symptoms, diagnosis and the treatment for one of the most resilient conditions that is seen in women. Early and complete treatment is very important to treat the disease as much as possible.

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