Endometriosis tends to affect between 6-10 % of women who are of reproductive age. Surprisingly, most women are not diagnosed with the condition and in some countries it can take up to 10 years for them to get a diagnosis. This is why it’s vital that women understand the symptoms of endometriosis. This is so they can spot this condition at the earliest possible stage. In this article, we look at endometriosis and when you should call our Home Doctor Service for Endometriosis in Fuengirola.
Endometriosis is a painful disorder, although some women experience little pain. Tissue that looks similar tissue to the tissue that lines your uterus (endometrium) begins to form inside the uterus.
This condition usually affects the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, and the pelvis’ tissue. In some rare cases, endometrial tissue spreads beyond the pelvic organs.
The tissue that’s similar to the endometrial tissue acts exactly as this tissue is supposed to act. It starts to become thick before breaking down and it also starts to bleed when the menstrual cycle occurs. However, as the tissue cannot escape the body it is trapped. When this occurs, cysts known as endometriomas can form. When the cysts form, the tissue that surrounds it can start to become irritated. The tissue will eventually develop into scar tissue and adhesions. These are bands of fibrous tissue that can cause the pelvic tissues and the organs to stick together.
Endometriosis can cause pain which can be quite severe, especially when the patient is menstruating. In addition to this, there might be some fertility issues. If you experience severe pain call our Home Doctor Service for Endometriosis in Fuengirola.
The main symptom of endometriosis pelvis pain that’s very often associated with menstruation. Although many women experience cramping while they are menstruating, those who suffer from endometriosis tend to experience a lot of pain. In addition to this, the pain can become worse over time.
Some of the most common symptoms of endometriosis include:
Other symptoms of endometriosis can include:
Some or all of these symptoms can be experienced during menstruation. Call our Home Doctor Service for Endometriosis in Fuengirola if you have any of the symptoms above.
While many women are in pain during menstruation, the pain is not a very reliable indicator of having endometriosis. In fact, you could have very bad pain with mild endometriosis and vice versa. Alternatively, you could have advanced endometriosis but experience little to no pain.
Endometriosis can occasionally be mistaken for other conditions that can cause pain in the pelvis. These conditions include:
Some of the symptoms experienced in the above conditions can be very similar to those experienced in women with endometriosis. This is why diagnosing endometriosis can be complicated.
Call our Home Doctor Service for Endometriosis in Fuengirola if you have symptoms that may indicate endometriosis and pain that you cannot manage. Endometriosis can be a challenging condition to cope with. An early diagnosis, may help you to manage your symptoms and the condition a little better.