Endometriosis-a Medical Dilemma in Women

  • February 22, 2019


Written by
Dr Himani Gupta
Consulting Gynecologist in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

Hello friends,

As this topic ‘Endometriosis-A Medical Dilemma’ is a vast topic and we want to bring understanding to this topic in as simple a language as possible such that it can be easily understood by everyone,we are starting an article series.

The introductory article will give you a glimpse about how will we go about it.

Let’s start

-Endometriosis is a common benign gynecologic disorder defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside of the normal location.

– The word endometrium means- inner lining of the uterus which gets shed every month during menstruation.

– Endometriosis gives rise to variety of symptoms in women of chiefly reproductive age group.

– In simple language we will explain the causes of endometriosis, its hormone dependence and role of the immune system.

– We will discuss   risk factors of endometriosis.

– We will discuss its classification system and anatomic sites where it is present.

– Patient may present with pain of various origins, infertility of various degrees and in advanced cases- intestinal and ureteral obstruction.

– In diagnosis of endometriosis, we will discuss physical examination, lab testing, role of sonography, CT scan, MRI, importance of diagnostic laparoscopy and histopathologic analysis.

– Treatment of endometriosis depends on many factors like severity of symptoms, location of endometriotic lesions and desire to conserve future fertility.

– Medical management of endometriosis requires giving non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, hormones, GnRH agonists and GnRH antagonists.

– The route of surgical treatment can be either laparoscopy or laparotomy. it can include lesion removal and adhesiolysis, endometrioma resection and hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy-

So, friends you do get an idea of what all things we will cover under this topic ‘Endometriosis’.

-In next update of article of this series we will take one of the above listed  topics and bring more clarity on that

-Keep a watch on this article itself as a dated update will arrive soon

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