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How Quickly Does Endometriosis Come Back?

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Endometriosis and Your Uterus

This is a peculiar disease almost completely unique in each woman. Doctors do know that when the thick lining called the endometrium gets trapped it grows on the inside and the outside of the uterus, endometriosis is present. This lining is supposed to flush itself each month as your period when no fertilization takes place. This condition can be very painful and distressing. Which is why women who are fortunate to have it go away always hope it will never return?

The Symptoms

Common Endometriosis Symptoms--Are These Familiar?

  • Low back pain
  • Heavy and/or irregular periods
  • Pain with intercourse
  • General, chronic pelvic pain throughout the month
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Pain before and during periods
  • Painful bowel movements, especially during menstruation
  • Painful urination during menstruation

Painful Complications

The discomfort associated with endometriosis can be debilitating.� Many women experience the following symptoms:

  • Heavy and/or irregular period
  • Pain before and during periods
  • Painful urination during menstruation
  • Low back pain
  • Painful bowel movements, especially during menstruation
  • Pain with intercourse
  • General, chronic pelvic pain throughout the month
  • Diarrhea or constipation

There is no cure for endometriosis and reoccurrence varies from woman to woman.� But, studies indicate that the symptoms tend to disappear after menopause.

What Are My Options?

Pain Medication: �Pain relievers purchased over the counter may include:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Aspirin naproxen sodium
  • Ibuprofen
  • Tolfenamic acid
  • Indomethecin

Be sure to consult with your doctor if you consider this opition as some women experience a variety of side affects when using this treatment. Surgery- There are two primary kinds of surgery performed on endometriosis. The Laparoscopy surgery is commonly used to:

  • destroy and/or remove� growths
  • relieve pain
  • increase the possibility pregnancy, in some cases

This is an outpatient�surgery that allows the surgeon to view the inside of the abdomen through a tiny tube.� This tube has a light making it easier for the surgeon to view the area.� It is inserted through one or more small abdominal incisions. A laparotomy, on the other hand, is a more extensive procedure.� It is commonly referred to as �belly-button� surgery and requires a full incision. It also has a longer recovery period. In severe cases more radical surgery like a hysterectomy, is necessary which removes the ovaries and all other growths. Holistic/Alternative Treatment: These kinds of treatment options may include:

  • Nutritional approaches
  • Traditional Chinese medicine
  • Allergy management
  • Homeopathy
  • Immune therapy.

Many women find measurable relief when using in alternative treatments and many find it worthwhile to Exploring these methods may prove rewarding for you as well.

Sources:

http://radiographics.rsnajnls.org/cgi/content/full/26/6/1705 http://www.endometriosiszone.org/display.asp?page=/news-FEB2007_copy(1).htm http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/18/4/760 http://ezinearticles.com/?Truth-About-Tampons&id=855576 http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15798

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