Friday, October 1, 2010

Endometriosis, a gynecological disease

Endometriosis is a mysterious gynecological disease. However, suitable treatment, which both appeal to conventional medicine to alternative techniques, allow women to tame.

Alice, 23, had endometriosis. "The endometrium is the mucous membrane lining the inner walls of the uterus. It is removed during menstruation. Endometriosis is the abnormal development of the lining outside the uterus, "he told the doctor. Cysts the size of a pinhead cover a portion of her uterus, ovary and left tube.

Cases of endometriosis are increasingly frequent as more and more diagnosed with ultrasound and especially laproscopy, a surgical procedure that explores the pelvic organs. They cover at least 5% of the female population, about 40% of infertility patients and almost 80% of women with chronic pain in the pelvis. This disease usually occurs between 25 and 45 years, its causes remain unexplained.

"I suffered for several months of pain in the abdomen, especially during my period. My gynecologist initially thought to infection, because the ultrasound showed inflammation. But the antibiotic I was not relieved. She sent me to do a laparoscopy ... "recalls Alice.

Pain affecting the lower abdomen during menstruation (sometimes before or after), sometimes radiating to the legs or lower back. They can occur during intercourse. Heavy periods and irregular symptoms can also be revealing.

Geraldine, 26, has suffered several years before seeing a physician who diagnoses the disease. "I saw many gynecologists ... One day, a friend, I was taking pain intolerable. I have consulted a general practitioner immediately ... This is the first telling me about endometriosis. "

The diagnosis is often delayed. The disease can be suspected when a vaginal ultrasound or good. However, laparoscopy alone is sufficient to identify clearly. On the other hand, some women experience no symptoms, we speak in this silent cases of endometriosis. The disease was discovered by chance, often during fertility problems.

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