Thursday, May 13, 2004

WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS?

(taken from www.endometriosis.org)

Endometriosis is a condition where endometrium (the lining of the uterus) is found in locations outside the uterus.

This misplaced tissue may be found on the ovaries, uterus, bowel, bladder utero-sacral ligaments (ligaments that hold the uterus in place), or peritoneum (covering lining of the pelvis and abdominal cavity). On rare occasions it can be found in other distant sites.


WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ENDOMETRIOSIS?

Pain may be felt :
* With period
* During ovulation
* In the bowel during menstruation
* When passing urine
* During or after intercourse
* In the lower back region

Other symptoms may include:
* Diarrhea or constipation
* Abdominal bloating
* Heavy or irregular bleeding
* Constant tiredness
* Increasing PMT

INFERTILITY.

Endometriosis may also be found: During the investigation of infertility.


-If any of you have this symptoms, consult your doctor about it. Endometriosis is a serious illness.