Endometriosis is a challenging condition to deal with. Early diagnosis, a large medical team, and a clear understanding of your diagnosis may all help you better manage your symptoms.

Everything you need to know about endometriosis is right here.

Anatomy of a Uterus

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    A uterus comprises three layers, which are:

    • The innermost layer is called the endometrium. It comprises glandular cells that perform secretory functions. Bleeding occurs from here,
    • The second layer outside the endometrium is called the myometrium. It is made up of muscles and is present in the middle of the other two layers.
    • The perimetrium is the uterus’s outermost serous layer. Because it secretes a lubricating fluid that reduces friction, it is known as a serous layer.

    So, when the innermost layer, endometrium, grows beyond its normal boundaries, it is termed endometriosis. It can grow anywhere in the reproductive system and cause complications accordingly.

    Let’s understand where endometrium can occur.

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      Where does endometriosis occur?

      An endometrium lining can grow anywhere in and around the uterus. This includes:

      1. Growth of endometrium in the muscle layer inside the uterus. It is medically known as adenomyosis.
      2. Secondly, it grows on ovaries present outside the uterus in most cases. It is known as ‘chocolate cyst ‘. When menstrual blood gets collected in the body, its color changes to brown. It is why it is named a chocolate cyst.
      3. The next location for endometrial outgrowth is behind the uterus (rectum tube), known as deep endometriosis.
      4. Fourth, endometrium overgrowth can happen in the vaginal canal that causes a lot of pain during intercourse.
      5. Last, the endometrium lining can occur in the body through fallopian tubes. Instead of flowing out of the body, blood comes into the body through the fallopian tubes. As a result, this is a significant problem for infertility.

      No matter where the endometriosis outgrows, it causes a few complications. 

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        What are the complications of endometriosis?

          There are two primary complications of endometriosis:

          1. Excruciating pain that is mostly unbearable.

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          2. Infertility caused by endometriosis. You can also read our separate blog on the connection between infertility and endometriosis.

          Endometriosis is the most common disorder in young girls, especially those under 30. Young females are more likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis than older women.

          Additionally, females who have never been pregnant or cannot conceive are more prone to develop endometriosis. Endometriosis can also be found in around 30-40% of women experiencing infertility problems.

          So, to get rid of endometriosis, you need to consult an endometriosis doctors to get treatment.

          Treatment of Endometriosis

            If you have endometriosis, consult only an expert to treat it. An expert doctor must handle the diagnostic, drugs, surgery, operation, and everything else. As this is a critical issue, it is always best to consult an expert doctor as the disease can return. If endometriosis therapy is not done properly, 30-40% of women will experience a recurrence of the disease.

            Conclusion

              If you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, don’t forget to calm yourself first. It is a common issue that will be easily treated if you consult an expert.

              We at Shree IVF clinic mumbai are pioneers of the best endometriosis treatment. You can book an appointment to start your treatment today!

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