Definition of Endometriosis

Introducing Endometriosis
Understand endometriosis, polyp and cyst illness.

Introducing Endometriosis

Endometriosis is discovered by Carl von rokitansky in 1860. The term “chocholate cyst” was used for the first time by Breus in 1894.

Endometriosis is a condition when the tissue that makes up the inner lining of the uterine wall grows outside the uterus. This tissue is called the endometrium, can grow in the ovaries, intestines, fallopian tubes, vagina or in the rectum (the end of intestine that connects to the anus).

Before menstruation, the endometrium will thicken as a place to attach a fertilized egg. If you are not pregnant, the endometrium will dissolve and then leave the body as menstrual blood.

In the case of this disease, the endometrial tissue outside the uterus also thickens, but cannot shed and leave the body. This condition can cause complaints of pain, and can even lead to infertility.it

Introducing Endometriosis Levels

Endometriosis is divided into 4 stages which is depends on the size, location, number of quantity and depth of endometrial lining. Below are the characteristic of each stages:

Minimal Endometriosis

There is small, shallow endometrial tissue in the ovaries and pelvic lining.

Mild Endometriosis

There is small, shallow endometrial tissue in the ovaries and pelvic lining.

Moderate Endometriosis

There is some deep enough endometrial tissue in the ovary and pelvic lining.

Severe Endometriosis

There is deep endometrial tissue in the ovary, pelvic lining, Intestines, and fallopian tubes.

The Cause of Infertility

Endometriosis occurs in women in 6% to 10% of general female population. About 25% to 50% of infertile women have endometriosis and 30% to 50% women with endometriosis are infertile.

Although it affects your fertility or pregnancy rate but women with mild endometriosis are still fertile. An estimated 70% women with mild endometriosis can get pregnant without any treatment.

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