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Do I Have Endometriosis? The Difference Between Period Pain And Endometriosis

If you sense pain in your pelvic area, then it may be hard to know what’s causing your trouble.  Maybe you feel nauseous or constipated or have diarrhoea. You may have medium to severe cramping during your period. Or possibly you have pain during intercourse or a bowel action. These symptoms can range from inconvenient to maiming, and the causes can vary as well.

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a chronic seen in women of childbearing age and is due to the ectopic appearance of bits of the lining of the womb. In simple words, portions of the womb’s lining start to grow outside it.

If it was identified in the womb muscles, it is known as Adenomyosis. It will be in the lining of the pelvis, the ligaments that hold the uterus, the wall of the bladder. It can also infiltrate the wall of the rectum, the area between the rectum and the Vigina and the bowel. When present in the ovaries it can help to raise the cysts which are known as chocolate cysts of the ovary, due to the alters blood present in them.

What is the difference between severe pain and endometriosis?

  • Painful periods that aren’t usually released with painkillers
  • Persistent pelvic pain which gets serious during the periods
  • The sense of heaviness in your pelvis – this is associated explicitly with pelvic endometriosis
  • Lower backache pain
  • Pain during and after having sex
  • Pain while pee and stimulating your bowels. On rare times, blood in your stool and urine is linked with endometriosis.

Here are some of the words that are used to define pelvic and period pain linked with endometriosis are:

  • Stabbing
  • Spasmodic
  • Dull
  • Aching
  • Constant throbbing
  • Sharp
  • Agonising
  • Shooting
  • Cramping

Some women describe their period as being so painful that it appears in them feeling dizzy and nauseous.

When should you visit the doctor?

A mixture of the above symptoms should help you to explore the help of a doctor.

Does it have an antidote?
  • Endometriosis is generally a recurring condition with a variable course and a progressive pathway.
  • Most suggested diagnose pelvic and abdominal endometriosis is by a diagnostic laparoscopy.
  • Controlling symptoms is the mainstay of treating endometriosis.
  • Managing pain with painkillers is one way.
  • Overcoming the ovaries from producing hormones that provoke the symptoms with hormonal preparations can also be useful.
  • Doctors can do surgical ablation or resection using the least passage approach.
  • Using Mirena intra-uterine system can also help in managing period pain.

How does it affect Fertility?

Endometriosis can have a notable influence on a woman’s fertility. The present of endometriotic implants in the pelvis can create in scarring, adhesions and begin tubal damage. When affected by chocolate cysts the ovaries may not ovulate typically resulting in anovulatory cycles. Surgical treatment often ends in better fertility outcomes in women with endometriosis. However, some women will require to seek the help of a fertility specialist to achieve pregnancy.

If you have any concerns about period pain you experience, then it’s recommended to consult Mrs Sarah Hussain one of the leading Gynaecologist in the UK. Book your appointment now or reach us here.