Endometriosis Camp Lejeune NC
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to that which lines the uterus is found outside of the uterus, elsewhere in the pelvic cavity. Many women who have this condition experience pelvic pain and endometriosis is linked to infertility in some women.
As our ability to look inside the uterus improves, many women are told theyhave a common abnormality of the uterine lining, called endometrial polyps. An understanding of these common growthsthat develop inside the uterine cavity will help patients decide which course of treatment best suits them.
Endometriosis is a sometimes bizarre disorder. Some women have dozens of implants but never have symptoms, while others may have a few visible implants but have severe pain. We're not sure why this condition is so variable, or why only a few lesions can cause such severe pain. Endometriosis can cause pelvic pain. Many women with endometriosis report severe pain with intercourse or exercising, or pain with bowel movements. The pain may be dull and throbbing, or sharp and stabbing, or even a combination of both.
Ovarian cystsare enlargements of the ovary that appear to be filled with fluid. They can be a simple fluid filled bleb or containcomplex internal structures. The term cyst is used to differentiate them from solid enlargements. Simple cystshave no internal structures and are less worrisome than those with complex structures or solid components. A sonogramor ultrasound test can determine if a cyst is simple or complex.
The question has been raised as to the impact and relevance of minimal endometriosis, how it's managed, and what its implications are for the infertile female. It is indeed a very controversial issue. The significance of it is much in doubt, particularly when it does not seem to relate to the mechanics of tubo-ovarian pick-up.
Endometrial ablation is the removal or destruction of the endometrium (lining of the uterus). Endometrial ablation is an alternative to hysterectomy for women with heavy uterine bleeding who are wish to avoid hysterectomy. Most women who have had a successful endometrial ablation will have little or no menstrual bleeding.