On Saturday I woke up with really bad pains within my side and bleeding when I shouldn't be. I went to the hospital and they decided to hold on to me over night. I was told originally it be probably cysts since I'd had them before.. But sometime around 12am a foreign doctor came in and asked me if I'd ever hear of Endometriosis because I probably have it.
Endometriosis - Anyone else own this?
I'm going for an internal ultrasound on Wednesday, I've never had one until that time... And surgery has been mentioned a few times. I've have surgery for cysts before so would it be close to this?
Answers: I have also be suspected of having endometriosis and have two women surrounded by my family with it. I enjoy had a laparoscopy once before, but the doctor said she didn't find anything. I'm have another one next week with a different doctor to check again for endo.
The internal ultrasound is absolutely no big deal. It's like a regular ultrasound, only they use a probe (looks approaching a long rod) and insert it slightly into your vagina so they can get a better picture on the ultrasound. The probe cut doesn't hurt at all, you just grain a little bit of pressure.
When you said that you've had surgery until that time for cysts, I assume you mean you had a laparoscopy to remove the cysts. If you did hold a laparoscopy for the cysts, the surgery is the exact same surgery to see if you have endometriosis. They just travel in with a small lighted circle to look around at your reproductive organs to look for endometriosis or other abnormalities. Laparoscopy is the only agency to definitively diagnose endometriosis.
I hope this helps! Good luck with the ultrasound and if you hold surgery!.
Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrium, the tissue that normally lines the womb (uterus), grows surrounded by locations outside the uterus. Endometriosis may cause adhesions (fibrous deformity tissue) on the uterus. The uterus can become stuck to the ovaries, fallopian tubes and bowel.
The symptoms of endometriosis include:
Pain with sex
Pain in the lower put money on and thighs
Nausea and lethargy
Pre-menstrual tension (PMT).
endometriosis is a condition where on earth the uterus lining grows in places outside the uterus. it stills responds to hormones, and bleeds, which can be chiefly painful. its very adjectives.
many women with this condition can conceive fine, but merely need help handling the aching!
a girl at our work used to suffer from it.
its thickening of the endometrium which i think is the facing of the uterus. The lining grows excessively and bits can flake off and travel to different areas of the body but is usally found contained by the pelvis area.
Causes severe pain and discomfort and solid bleeding around period time i believe.
No cure but there are a host of medicine available to manage the pain.
I contemplate surgery is only used where its a chiefly bad case although im sure they may have need of to do a little biopsy of something.
Its a particularly bad condition and can lead to infertility im afraid.
On a positive note the girl at our department suffered really badly (had problems with her knees which believe it or not be caused by floating tissue from the uterus!), but she is now the proud mother of a moment or two girl.
I'm sure with a positive outlook and support from the doctors, family anf friend you'll swot to manage the condition