If you are wondering if you have endometriosis symptoms, it really is time to take stock and analyse just what is going on. You will never know if you have such medical condition unless you take the time to first know about its symptoms. Look for an Endometriosis Symptoms Checklist so that you will know what signs you need to watch out for. That way, you will be able to get the most appropriate remedy in no time. Otherwise, you might just end up developing infertility, or, at the very least, having to live with dreadful symptoms for years to come.
1. Extreme Pain
Endometriosis is actually a condition wherein the sufferer goes through severe pain while having her irregular menstruation. Make sure that you see a doctor the instant you feel extreme menstrual pain. Otherwise it might lead to scar tissue which can be very painful; or worse, you might simply add to the statistics of women who develop fertility problems or infertility.
Pain could be felt in the pelvis and the lower back or perhaps during the sexual intercourse with your partner. Other times, the sufferer feels pain in her legs, in the intestines or sometimes when doing some bowel movements.
2. Heavy Bleeding During Or Between Menstruation
Check how heavy the flow of blood is for the entire period of your menstruation. More often than not, those women who go through an irregular cycle are the ones who are most likely to develop the condition of Endometriosis. Other times the heavy bleeding can be felt even between menstruations. In other words, even if the menstruation has stopped, there might be still bleeding in some women who are afflicted with such disorder.
3. Abdominal Bloating
The feeling of bloatedness in the abdomen is also one of the most common Endometriosis symptoms. What is more, this feeling of having a bloated tummy is more often than not accompanied by pain. Also, there can also be some pain felt in the rectum that goes with some gas build up or flatulence in your abdomen.
4. History Of The Following:
First, do you have a history of ovarian endometrioma which is more commonly known as the “chocolate cysts”? Or did you ever have a miscarriage, fertility problems or perhaps once encountered an ectopic pregnancy? Maybe you have relatives who have been diagnosed to have the condition of Endometriosis. Or you may also try checking if you remember having a history of greater than average fatigue or perhaps you noticed a decrease in your immunity wherein you easily got sick and exhausted at one point in time? Last but not least, did you encounter any allergies that seemed to worsen when you had your menstruation? If you have encountered any of these things in the past, then make sure you immediately set an appointment with your doctor.
Other Endometriosis symptoms you will need to let your doctor make a diagnosis of include the possible presence of cysts in your uterus.
Or lastly, perhaps you may have other Endometriosis symptoms such as having infertility issues. With these symptoms, you should right away consult your doctor, be diagnosed in order that you may immediately get the treatment you need.
TREATMENT FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS:
Hormone therapies may be used as a treatment for mild endometriosis or as a combined therapy, either prior to, or after surgery, for moderate to severe endometriosis.
Hormonal therapies aim to reduce pain and the severity of the endometriosis by:
- suppressing the growth of endometrial cells
- stopping any bleeding, including the period
|Progestins provide pain relief for up to 80% of women with endometriosis.
- progestins relieve the symptoms of endometriosis, but it is believed they suppress the growth of the endometrial tissue in some way, causing them to shrink gradually and eventually disappear.
We can help you in this process. Our doctors will work at getting your hormones balanced naturally to ensure your path way to healing. Start by taking our ONLINE TEST and call our office today at 256-350-9880 to schedule your blood work, and let us help you get started on feeling better!