Severe cramps, bleeding in the urine or stool, abdominal pain, swelling, and pain during sex can be symptoms of Endometriose. A Endometriosis is a silent disease that can spread to several of a woman’s organs. For this reason it is very important that at the slightest sign of pain or discomfort, the patient seeks a specialist who will assist her as soon as possible with a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Early diagnosis is essential to bring back the quality of life of women, in addition to halting the advance of the disease and preserving fertility. Many women do not know, but one of the main consequences of Endometriosis is female infertility. This disease affects one in ten Brazilian women of reproductive age.
“In endometriose, the endoméThis is the tissue that covers the inner part of the uterus and which, monthly, is eliminated through menstruation begins to grow in other organs, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, peritoneum and, in some more serious cases, in the bladder, intestine and bottom of the vagina,” explains Rosane Rodrigues, a specialist in Human Reproduction from Invita Medicina Reprodutiva and a member of the Crispi Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery in São Paulo.
These sites inflame and cause intense pain in some women and can even lead to deformation of the reproductive organs, which clearly explains the difficulty women with endometriose have to get pregnant naturally.
According to the doctor, in order to preserve fertility, the disease must first be treated. “In cases of endomeIf you have a mild or moderate triosis, we may choose oral medication, injections or intrauterine device. Already in cases of endomeIn the case of a deep triosis, we recommend a surgical procedure by videolaparoscopy to clean the affected organs in order to remedy the pain and prepare the woman’s body for a possible pregnancy”.
When the disease is stabilized, the doctor can analyze the conditions of the fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus and thus indicate the best procedure for the patient to become pregnant. In some cases, pregnancy may occur spontaneously, but in others, we indicate Artificial Insemination (in cases of endomelight or moderate triosis) or In Vitro Fertilization (in cases of endomedeep triosis). What should be clear is that it is still possible to be a mother after the Endometriose.
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“The best news I can give to these women is that a pregnancy that takes place after the treatment of the disease does not bring risks to the baby and walks within normality,” concludes the doctor.
So now is the time to seek help and treat this disease that haunts women so much.
Source: Dr Rosane Rodrigues is a specialist in Assisted Reproduction from Invita Medicina Reprodutiva, in Moema, SP and from Crispi Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery. She has a Masters in Tocogynecology from Santa Casa de São Paulo and is a professor of the Post-Graduation in Assisted Human Reproduction from Instituto Sapientiae, SP. CRM110.213