Endometriosis symptoms: Four types of pain you will experience in your body

Each month, when the womb lining sheds and leaves the body via a period through the cervix and vagina, similar tissue elsewhere also bleeds, yet it can not escape. Leading charity, Endometriosis UK, highlighted that internal bleeding triggers a cascade of inflammation. As such, over time, scar tissue can form, which can lead to pain.

What causes endometriosis?

The health condition is thought to be related to a number of factors.

One hypothesis is “retrograde menstruation” whereby some of the womb lining flows backwards, out through the Fallopian tubes and into the abdomen.

“This tissue then implants itself on organs in the pelvis and grows,” the charity elaborated.

Another possible factor is having a genetic predisposition to developing endometriosis.

Should any endometrial tissue be found, treatment will begin in that very moment.

Aside from surgery, treatment options can include pain relief and hormone treatment.

As endometriosis grows when exposed to the hormone oestrogen, hormone treatment involves blocking or reducing the amount of oestrogen in the body.

As less endometriosis tissue grow, the pain felt will be reduced.


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