Endomitriosis...What is it?

Can it cause infertility? What about irregular periods..

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Endometriosis is a problem many women have during their childbearing years. It means that a type of tissue that lines your uterus is also growing outside your uterus. This does not always cause symptoms, and it usually is not dangerous. But it can cause pain and other problems.

    The clumps of tissue that grow outside your uterus are called implants. They usually grow on the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the outer wall of the uterus, the intestines, or other organs in the belly. In rare cases, they spread to areas beyond the belly.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Endometrial tissue that is found outside the uterus responds to the menstrual cycle in much the same way as the endometrium in the uterus responds. At the end of every cycle, when hormones cause the uterus to shed its endometrial lining, endometrial tissue growing outside the uterus will break apart and bleed. However, unlike menstrual fluid from the uterus, which is discharged from the body during menstruation, blood from the misplaced tissue has no place to go. Tissues surrounding the area of endometriosis may become inflamed or swollen. The inflammation may produce scar tissue around the area of endometriosis. These endometrial tissue sites may develop into what are called "lesions," "implants," "nodules," or "growths."

    Mild forms of endometriosis are common and may not require treatment. But, endometriosis can make it difficult for a woman to become pregnant.

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    Your Guide to Female Infertility

    Infertility is the inability to get pregnant after a year of unprotected intercourse. About 10% of couples in the United States of reproductive age are affected by infertility. Both men and women can be infertile. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 1/3 of the time the diagnosis is due to female infertility, 1/3 of the time it is linked to male infertility and the remaining 1/3 is due to a combination of factors from both partners. For approximately 20% of couples the cause can not be determined

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  • 1 decade ago

    Endomitriosis is when the endomitrius (the lining of the uterus) is found outside of the uterus. It does not necessarily cause infertility, but does often cause irregular periods.

  • 1 decade ago

    It is an irregularity of the uterine lining and cervix, it can cause infertility and can cause irregular periods as well as other clots. Go to a professional, there is a world that can be done.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Endometriosis is when the lining of your uterus, which is what would cushion a baby if you were pregnant, and what sheds with blood when you have your period, its when it grows in and on other places besides inside your uterus. It can grow outside your uterus, inside and outside your fallopian tubes, on your intestines, and it causes very very painful periods (very very bad cramps) to where some women need to be on prescription pain medication for it, and it also causes very very heavy periods. Im not sure if it causes irregular periods though. I know that it can affect your ability to carry a baby. My mom was pregnant with her second child when I was younger and had a miscarriage at 5 months and the doctor said she couldn't carry the baby to term because of the endometriosis. It doesnt mean that women who have endometriosis cant have babies though, b/c a lot of women have it and still end up having lots of children. Look it up on webmd.com

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    You really need to read "Endometriosis Bible & Violet Protocol" by Zoe Brown (also available in electronic format here: http://www.endometriosisbible.info/ ). It's about how to eradicate endometriosis disease forever. It worked for me, you will see results in only a matter of weeks. Good Luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    I was told to picture endo as "bruisey clot" sites on outside of uterus...they can be "burnt" off...family member had/has it and it messed with her cycle...but she has 2 kids

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