Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects 1-in-10 women of reproductive age. It occurs when endometrium, the tissue that lines the uterus, is found in places where it shouldn’t be–namely, outside the uterine cavity. In some women the only sign/symptoms of endometriosis is infertility. It’s estimated that ~1/3 women with unexplained infertility likely have some degree of endometriosis.
Endometriosis is most commonly found on the ovaries in the form of cysts and as implants in the pelvic cavity, but endometrial cells can occasionally travel in the blood stream to distant locations, such as the lungs, and create severe problems with unusual presentations.
Sher Fertility Institute New York, shares the signs of endometriosis that women can suffer with each month.
- Remember the three P’s
2.Pelvic pain between periods
3.Pain with sex
- Painful urination
- Painful bowel movements
- Bleeding or spotting between periods
- Pain in the lower back, abdomen or groin
- Feeling sick or faint, or vomiting during your period
- Difficulty participating in day-to-day activities because of excessive pain, exhaustion, or weakness
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
You do not need to be presenting all of these symptoms to be diagnosed with endometriosis. If you have experienced any of these please contact Sher Fertility Institute New York at 646-792-7476 or click here to schedule an appointment with one of our fertility doctors . Our Patient Care Specialists will contact you within the next 24 hours.
While there is not cure, there are medicines that can help manage symptoms. If you are looking for additional support, check out www.speakendo.com.