What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition in which cells that are normally found inside the uterus (endometrial cells) are found growing outside of the uterus. That is, the lining of the inside of the uterus is found outside of it. Endometrial cells are the cells that shed every month during menstruation, and so endometriosis is most likely to affect women during their childbearing years. The cellular growth is not cancerous, but benign. Though there are not always symptoms, it can be painful and lead to other problems.

Causes
Exact causes for endometriosis are not fully known, but there are several theories. Researchers do know that the hormone estrogen, which is at its highest levels during childbearing years, is likely to contribute to endometriosis. Other possible causes of endometriosis include:

● Retrograde menstruation – when endometrial tissue is deposited in strange locations because of menstrual flow that backs up into the fallopian tubes and abdominal cavity.
● Ceolomic metaplasia – the areas lining the pelvic organs have certain cells that can grow into other forms of tissue such as endometrial cells.
● Surgery – endometrial tissues are directly transferred outside the uterus during episiotomy or Cesarean section.
● Blood and lymph systems – endometrial cells travel via the bloodstream or lymphatic system to distant places such as the brain and other places far from the pelvis.
● Immune system problems – cause the body to not recognize and destroy cells or tissue that is growing where it should not be.

Treatment For Endometriosis

Following are methods of Treatment for Endometriosis:
1. Endometriosis treatment for pain 2. Endometriosis treatment for infertility

Treatments For Pain From Endometriosis

This includes three categories:
-Pain medications
-Hormone therapy
-Endometriosis Surgery

Pain Medications: Pain medications may work well if your pain or other symptoms are mild. These medications range from over-the-counter pain relievers to strong prescription pain relievers.
Hormone Therapy: Hormone therapy is used to treat endometriosis-associated pain. Hormones come in the form of a pill, a shot or injection, or a nasal spray. Hormone treatments stop the ovaries from producing hormones, including estrogen, and usually prevent ovulation.
Hormone treatments stop the ovaries from producing hormones, including estrogen, and usually prevent ovulation.
Endometriosis Surgery: Research shows that some surgical treatments can provide significant, although short-term, pain relief from endometriosis, so health care providers may recommend surgery to treat severe pain from endometriosis. During the operation, the surgeon can locate any areas of endometriosis and examine the size and degree of growth; he or she also may remove the endometriosis patches at that time.

Treatments For Infertility Related To Endometriosis:

In most cases, health care providers will recommend laparoscopy to remove or vaporize the growths as a way to also improve fertility in women who have mild or minimal endometriosis. Although studies show improved pregnancy rates following this type of surgery, the success rate is not clear.
Endometriosis Treatment In Joy Clinic
Joy Clinic is completely dedicated to improve the standard of health for women. It is also providing best consultation facility for Endometriosis treatment in Singapore. Best plastic surgeons are here to facilitate the patients.

Dr. Tan, founder of Joy Clinic, has an experience of 25 years. He attained distinctions in biochemistry and microbiology and was awarded the Beecham book price in microbiology as an undergraduate student. He graduated with the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1980.

If you are looking for Gynecologist or obstetrics for Endometriosis Treatment, then contact Joy Clinic to get an expert opinion. Drop us a message or give us a call to get an appointment.