Endometriosis, a common disorder of the reproductive system, affects more than 89 million women around the world. Endometriosis is a condition where the normal tissue that lines the inside of the body grows outside the uterus. This includes the fallopian tubes and abdomen, ovaries, pelvis lining, and bowels. Endometriosis can cause pain that is disruptive to a person's daily living.
This happens because the endometrial tissue, which is found in different parts of the body, acts in the same way as it does in the uterus. It breaks down and bleeds every month. Endometriosis pain is caused by the blood not having a place to go. Endometriosis pain can be exacerbated by the presence of cysts, adhesions, and scar tissue.
There are several options of endometriosis resources for pain relief among teens:
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o Medication – Doctors may prescribe painkillers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen to mild cases of endometriosis. Menastil, a topical product for severe Menstrual Cramps, has been very effective in relieving Endometriosis pain.
o Surgery – Endometriosis pain can sometimes be unbearable. Surgery is recommended. To remove scar tissue and growths, conservative surgery can be used. A hysterectomy (complicated removal of the uterus), may be performed in extreme cases. Before you decide on surgery, always get a second opinion.
Consult your doctor if you have any type of pelvic pain. If you catch the condition early, endometriosis pain is easy to treat.
Endometriosis Pain Symptoms
Endometriosis pain that is chronically felt is usually in the pelvis, abdomen, and lower back. Endometriosis pain levels vary depending on how severe the condition is. Endometriosis pain symptoms include:
- Painful menstrual cramps
- Heavy, excessive menstrual periods
- Nausea and vomiting
- Intestinal pain