March is known as the month of endometriosis since the 14th of each year is celebrated the world day of this disease, to publicize and expose this silent disease that affects a large percentage of the world population and that considerably impacts life of the people who suffer it without knowing it.
Endometriosis can occur when the cells that line the uterus become thicker and are not eliminated through menstruation as is usually the case.
This thick tissue begins to grow, being able to stick together and encompass the area of the intestines, ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder, rectum or pelvic area.
Chronic pain usually occurs when growth tissue reacts to hormones in the ovaries and persists until after the menstrual period ends. The causes of endometriosis are uncertain, but it can cause, in addition to pain, strong menstruation cycles and infertility.
The immune system of women plays a fundamental role in the development of this disease, occurring in 10% of the female group that is of childbearing or reproductive age.
To improve the state of this disease, hormonal therapies are used to control tissue growth, analgesics and anti-inflammatories for acute pain, and surgical treatment to remove the patches of present endometriosis to relieve discomfort, which in some cases can be chronic.
If you want to be a mother and you have or suspect that you may suffer from endometriosis, you should go to a gynecological professional in the field of assisted reproduction. At FIVMadrid we have 25 years of experience and have treated several women with endometriosis. For this reason, we want to give you a few last words of confidence and joy by saying: you can get pregnant too.
Also, you may be interested in the Care Guide for Women with Endometriosis, published by the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality of Spain.