Endometriosis is directly related to infertility conditions in women, who are in the age group of 25 to 35 years.
The symptoms of endometriosis arise from the tissues growing outside the uterus, resulting in pain and irritation in the reproductive organs. Since this condition may cause menstrual backflow to the fallopian tubes, scarring may occur which may result in the afflicted woman’s becoming infertile. Since the scars may also block the fallopian tubes, they can prevent conception through incomplete ovulation, thus reducing the likelihood of hosting the embryo by the uterus after conception.
Endometriosis affects the women’s fertility and reduces her chances of becoming pregnant. Symptoms of endometriosis are not easily detectable, and often only a medical examination can diagnose this condition. The one symptom that will be easily seen is the infertility of the woman. It is surprising that women who are afflicted with this condition do not show any symptoms that could help their doctor in diagnosing the condition.
Symptoms of endometriosis include:
â€¢Â Cramps during menstrual period in the abdominal and pelvic regions
â€¢Â Irregular menstrual period
â€¢Â Sexual intercourse may be difficult because of pain during and after the act.
â€¢Â Pain in the lower back region
â€¢Â Constipation and diarrhea,
â€¢Â Excessive menstrual bleeding
These symptoms may manifest themselves during a woman’s menstrual period but may also be due to other physical disorders. Confirmation that the symptoms are due to endometriosis may only be possible after a laparoscopic examination. This method of examination of the uterus will determine if there is scarring of the tissues. The doctor would then prescribe fertility exercises as a remedial measure.
Since the woman’s body undergoes hormonal changes due to irregular menstrual periods and ovulation, it can lead to infertility by promoting conditions favorable to the growth of cysts in the uterus. The symptoms of endometriosis are believed to be the result of excessive estrogen, therefore the approach to treating the condition is by bringing down the level of estrogen in the body. This is a hormonal treatment which can stop the endometriosis cycle and its growth so that the patient’s chances of conception will increase.