If you are experiencing painful periods or pelvic pain, it’s important to see your doctor to get a proper diagnosis. Laparoscopy is the most common procedure used to diagnose and remove mild to moderate endometriosis. The surgeon can either cut out the endometriosis (known as excision) or destroy it using heat or laser. Although surgery can provide relief from symptoms, they can recur in time.
Endometriosisis a chronic, often painful condition in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus (called the endometrium) starts growing outside the uterus. Most commonly, the growth is on the fallopian tubes, ovaries, or the pelvic lining, but in some cases, it can also spread outside the pelvic area.
Signs and Symptoms
– Painful periods. Pelvic pain and cramping during menstruation. It may begin before and continue for several days after the onset of your monthly period. The pain can also occur in the lower abdomen or low back. It has even been known to cause shooting nerve pain in the legs, called sciatica Sharp, deep pain during ovulation, sexual intercourse, bowel movements, and/or urination.
– Indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, and nausea.
– Infertility. Endometriosis can cause adhesions that trap the egg.
– Heavy menstrual periods or bleeding in between periods,
Learn about natural treatments
A whole-food, plant-based diet and lifestyle can help the patiens manage and eliminate many of my symptoms. It is advisable to avoid foods that increase the production of estrogen such as soy, wheat or citrus fruits.