Endometriosis is a common condition among women of reproductive age. Endometriosis is the presence of normal uterine lining in an unusual area. The granulosa cells (the cells surrounding the egg) produce estrogen each month as the egg matures. This estrogen causes the uterine lining to thicken. The granulosa cells change when ovulation happens, which causes them to produce both progesterone and estrogen to maintain the uterine lining and get it ready for pregnancy. The uterine lining crumbles and it is shed (menses) if pregnancy doesn’t happen because the production of estrogen and progesterone stops.
Some of the lining cells survive in 95% of women, and instead of passing through the cervix, they flow backward through the Fallopian tubes. When they touch down on the organs, they can adhere and continue to develop on any pelvic organ, most frequently the lining of the abdominal cavity, the intestine, or the ovaries. The lining in your abdomen or pelvis now effectively performs the same functions as your regular uterine lining, which develops and bleeds each month. These so-called “implants” of endometrial tissue enlarge causing endometriosis.
Research have shown over time that endometriosis has a higher frequency of occurrence among women battling infertility. While the majority of women mistakenly think that endometriosis requires significant symptoms, this is not the case.
Contrary to the majority of conventional medical disorders, this one does not have a relationship between the severity of the disease and the patient’s symptoms. Women with severe illnesses might have almost no symptoms, on the other hand, women who have extreme pain could just have a small region of illness.
Some of the patients who have come to our facility at Alps Hospitals and Diagnostics were shocked to learn that endometriosis is the main reason for their infertility. If you need help assessing and evaluating yourself, please contact our Alps Hospital professionals right away.