Endometriosis is a female health disorder that occurs when cells from the lining of the womb grow in other areas of the body. It often takes a long time before it is diagnosed. Endometriosis causes scar tissues and adhesions to develop that can distort a woman’s internal anatomy. In advanced stages the internal organs may fuse together causing a condition known as ‘frozen pelvis’.The best way to get rid of endometriosis is by undergoing a Laparoscopic procedure for Endometriosis Treatment.
Endometriosis Treatment can be done by surgical or medical method. The goal of treatment could be pain relief and/or enhancement of fertility. The main goal is to relief pain. Many medications are available and the choice depends upon your doctor’s judgment according to your special case. Depending upon the patient Laparoscopic surgery is the gold standard of treatment. It is performed when medical treatment is ineffective and if other organs are being affected by the disease or for fertility enhancement. Laparoscopy helps to normalize anatomy, to remove endometriotic diseased tissue deposits by lasers or electrosurgery.
The exact cause is unknown. Many theories have been put forward, which range from genetic to immunological systems. Some experts believe that pieces of endometrium travel back through the fallopian tubes and pass out into the pelvic cavity..Small pieces of tissue may block the reproductive organs. While menstruating the tissue bleeds, similar to the endometrium inside the uterus. This cause surrounding tissue may become inflamed. After a while, scar tissue and cysts can develop.
Apart from clinical signs and symptoms, other modalities which may help are ultrasound (USG) and MRI. Again, laparoscopy is held to be the gold standard investigation for accurate diagnosis and also treatment.
MRI scans is a type of imaging technique that can help diagnose endometriosis.
A pelvic exam can help your doctor diagnose for anything unusual in your pelvis. Pelvic Exam is done by your doctor the doctor in which he will check the inner and outer parts of the uterus for any cysts or scar tissue which can potentially related to endometriosis or any other symptoms.
Endometriosis Treatment – (Laparoscopy)
A laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that may be used to diagnose and treat various conditions, including endometriosis.
Laparoscopy is the most effective method for diagnosing endometriosis. It’s a minor surgical procedure that allows your doctor to view the inside of your abdomen and to collect tissue samples. These samples can be tested to confirm an endometriosis diagnosis.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:-
- Severe Pain (may be during periods or may start even before periods).
- Painful intercourse
(About 30-40% of women with endometriosis will have difficulty conceiving)
- Irregular heavy periods
- Lower back ache
- Trouble getting pregnant
- Pain during urination or bowel movements
- Blood in your stool or urine