Endometriosis is one of the major causes of female infertility. Endometriosis is derived from the word “endometrium”, which is the name of the tissue that lines inside the uterus. With this disorder, the tissue, endometrium, grows outside the uterus and it starts behaving as it would inside the uterus. Tissues get thickened, break downs, and bleed with each menstrual cycle. Since the tissue has no natural way to exit the body, it affects the surrounding tissues and may cause the formation of cysts, scar tissue, and adhesions. Endometriosis commonly affects ovaries, fallopian tubes, and pelvic tissues. In mild to moderate cases of endometriosis infertility could be a temporary state, and we could restore fertility with surgical removal of cysts, scar tissue, and adhesions. Even after surgery, a very small percentage of women may remain infertile which requires further diagnosis.
The Lifeline Hospital’s endometriosis clinic specializes in restoring fertility in women with pelvic pain and endometriosis. We adopt minimally invasive surgical procedures, like laparoscopy, to remove endometrial lesions while maintaining/restoring fertility.
Common Symptoms of Endometriosis
Pelvic Pain associated with menstrual periods
Cramping during menstrual periods
Dysmenorrhea (Painful Periods)
Pain during and after intercourse
Pain with bowel movements or urination during the menstrual period.
Excessive Bleeding. Occasional heavy Intermenstrual bleeding
Pain levels may not necessarily correspond to the extent of one’s condition. Mild endometriosis could be associated with severe pain, or one could have advanced endometriosis with little pain.