Infertility is a condition that arises due to many reasons. Infertility can occur in both men and women. Endometriosis is one of the main reasons for the cause of infertility in women.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue similar to the uterine lining grows elsewhere in the body. About 30-50% of the people with endometriosis suffer from infertility. Endometriosis lesions can cause inflammation in the area and may form scar tissue. It also causes different organs to stick together. In response to the hormones, there is bleeding as well.
These conditions cause a lot of pain. It can start right from the beginning of the first period and stay beyond menopause. This occurs very particularly in conditions where there are a lot of scar tissues.
Infertility is a common symptom of endometriosis. When people experience difficulty getting pregnant, they usually find out that they are suffering from endometriosis.
The most common symptoms of endometriosis are:
- Painful cramps
- Frequent urination
- Pain during sex
- Painful bowel movements
- Ovulation pain
These symptoms get worst as the person’s menstrual cycle approaches.
Endometriosis and Infertility
About half the people suffering from endometriosis are infertile. Research shows that women who are suffering from infertility are six to eight times more likely to have endometriosis.
Treatment for Endometriosis
There are treatments available for endometriosis. Here are some treatments that can be done if the person is trying to get pregnant:
- Medication for pain
Endometriosis pain can be very extreme. Medications for pain are given in order to reduce the pain. When the person is trying to get pregnant, the doctor might advise stopping these painkillers
Laparoscopy surgery is performed in the case of endometriosis. Laparoscopy surgery helps remove the endometriosis lesions which improves the chances of the woman getting pregnant
- Hormonal medication
Synthetic Estrogen, progestin containing pills and other devices are a way to manage endometriosis symptoms. They are not recommended when the woman is trying to get pregnant
- Infertility treatment
Infertility treatments are very helpful to people suffering from endometriosis especially when they have undergone a laparoscopic surgery but have seen no improvement
Hysterectomy is an operation to remove a woman's uterus. A woman may have a hysterectomy for different reasons. Uterine fibroids that cause pain, bleeding, or other problems. However, this will not allow the woman to get pregnant.
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Dr. Akhila Anand
MBBS, DGO, DRM Gynecologist, Obstetrician & Infertility Specialist
Experience: 11+ Years
Dr. Akhila Anand is the resident Obstetrician, Gynecologist & one of the Best Fertility / IVF Doctor in Rajajinagar, Bangalore.