Recognizing the Symptoms of Endometriosis, It Can Make it Difficult for Women to Conceive

Recognizing the Symptoms of Endometriosis, It Can Make it Difficult for Women to Conceive

Women who suffer from severe pain during menstruation should not be underestimated. This condition is medically called endometriosis.

Women need to be aware of menstrual cramps that interfere with activities and require pain relievers. Such conditions can be symptoms of reproductive organs/uterine disease called endometriosis.

Gynecologist from Mayapada Hospital Tangerang, Dr.Pojianto, Sp.OG explained that the endometrium is the inner lining of your uterus. This tissue is shed during menstruation.

When women have their periods, he said, they are separated from the uterine wall and exit through the vagina.

He explained that endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows in other parts of the body.

“When this tissue grows in other organs such as the ovaries, intestines, bladder and urinary tract, or even in the chest, it can cause symptoms that affect the patient’s quality of life,” said Dr. Pojianto.

Endometriosis, he said, often looks like patches of red glue and other organs outside the uterus. This tissue is sensitive to hormones and can become inflamed during menstruation.

Endometriosis can cause cysts on the ovaries, scars on the surface of the organs and can stick deep (deep), stick to other organs, and cause scars in the body.

“Endometriosis also often causes infertility or difficulty conceiving in women,” said Dr. Pojianto.

According to him, there are many symptoms associated with endometriosis. The main symptom is pain or tenderness.

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Pain can often be felt in the abdomen, pelvic area, and lower back. Although endometriosis is a common condition, not everyone will experience symptoms.

Meanwhile, Dr. Setyo Hermanto, Sp.OG, Obstetrician at Mayapada Hospital in South Jakarta explained that sometimes a female patient can suffer from endometriosis without any symptoms. and it is not known until it is discovered again during an examination or during an infertility test (difficulty getting pregnant).

He added that “Endometriosis has been diagnosed, but it is still in the early stages. This disease causes 60-80% of women to become pregnant, so it needs proper care,” he said.

Doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Subspecialist Fertility and Reproductive Hormones from Mayapada Kuningan Hospital, Dr. Caroline Tirtajasa, Sp.OG KFER added that endometriosis is a disease that disturbs the quality of life, causing long-term pain, including menstrual problems. blood.

He recommends that you immediately see a doctor if you feel the first symptoms. The doctor will do a uterine exam and an ultrasound. This test is not painful, it can only cause discomfort, so the patient does not need to worry or fear.

“After endometriosis is properly diagnosed, the treatment can be hormonal drugs and in some cases surgery or surgery is necessary,” he said.

“For patients who are afraid of surgery, it can now be done with laparoscopic (minimally invasive) techniques,” he said.

A laparoscopy is performed using a laparoscope – a thin telescopic rod with a camera at the end – to look inside the abdominal and pelvic cavity without opening them completely. Laparoscopic surgery only requires a small incision which is usually 0.5cm-1cm in size.

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The advantage, he said, is that patients feel less pain after surgery, recover faster, and can return to normal activities more quickly.

“Don’t hesitate to go to the doctor immediately if you have symptoms that indicate endometriosis. The sooner a professional doctor diagnoses it and treats it properly, the better it will be for your health,” he said.

For those of you who want to try it, Mayapada Hospital is ready to provide the best service it has. You can immediately go to the nearest Mayapada Hospital or visit the official website of the Mayapada Hospital to be able to contact the right doctor for more accurate information.