What Is Endometriosis
Endometriosis, also known as “endo,” is a common health issue among women. It is named after the endometrium, which is the tissue that normally lines the uterus or womb. Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the uterine lining grows outside of your uterus and on other parts of your body where it does not belong.
Endometriosis is most commonly found on the:
- Ovarian follicles
- Fallopian tubes
- Tissues that help to keep the uterus in place.
- The uterus’s outer surface
Growths can also occur in the vagina, cervix, vulva, bowel, bladder, or rectum. Endometriosis can appear in other parts of the body, including the lungs, brain, and skin.
Pain: This is the most typical symptom. Endometriosis can cause a variety of pain symptoms in women. These are some examples:
Menstrual cramps are excruciatingly painful. The pain may worsen over time.
Chronic (ongoing) lower back and pelvic pain
Pain that occurs during or after sex. This is typically described as “deep” pain, as opposed to pain felt at the vaginal entrance when penetration begins.
Pain in the intestine
During menstrual periods, you may experience painful bowel movements or pain when urinating. In rare cases, blood may be found in your stool or urine.
Bleeding or spotting in between menstrual cycles This could be due to a condition other than endometriosis. If this occurs frequently, you should consult your doctor.
Infertility, or the inability to conceive.
Problems with the stomach (digestive system). These symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, bloating, and nausea, particularly during menstruation.
Why does endometriosis cause pain?
Endometriosis growths are not dangerous (not cancerous). They can, however, still cause issues.
Endometriosis occurs when tissue that resembles the lining of your uterus or womb grows outside of your uterus or womb where it does not belong. Endometriosis growths may swell and bleed during your menstrual period, just like the lining inside your uterus does every month. Because the tissue grows and bleeds in an area where it cannot easily exit your body, this can cause swelling and pain.
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