Endometriosis is a common gynaecological health disorder which affects millions of women. It occurs when normal endometrial tissue (tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus) grows outside the uterus.
Endometriosis is a common gynaecological health disorder which affects millions of women. It occurs when normal endometrial tissue (tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus) grows outside the uterus. This misplaced tissue in most cases implants itself and grow anywhere within the abdominal cavity-- commonly involves your ovaries, bowel or the tissue lining your pelvis. But in some cases it may spread beyond the pelvic region. It can cause symptoms such as pain, irregular bleeding, and problems getting pregnant (infertility).
How to prevent endometriosis
The exact cause of endometriosis is not known and there are no known ways to prevent it. But certain factors which increase your risk of developing endometriosis include:
How to control symptoms
Currently, there are no known ways to prevent endometriosis of cure it. Hysterectomy with removal of ovaries as well does not guarantee that the endometriosis areas and/or the symptoms of endometriosis will not come back. Some ways to control symptoms in endometriosis include:
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