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Description of Endometriosis

Description of EndometriosisAccording to dictionary definition  Endometriosis is a medical condition wherein there is an abnormal growth of endometrial cells outside the uterus. These cells are shed monthly during menstrual period. These cells become endometriosis implants when they attach themselves to tissue found outside of the uterus. When the tissue grows somewhere else like on the ovaries, bladder, or behind the uterus, endometriosis occurs.  Causes and Risk Factors of EndometriosisAccording to dictionary definition  There is no specified cause of endometriosis. Some researchers say endometriosis can occur when the endometrial tissue grows in unusual locations due to the menstrual flow into the fallopian tubes and the pelvic.  Signs and Symptoms of EndometriosisAccording to dictionary definition  Common symptoms are:1. Pelvic pain2. Lower abdominal pain3. Diarrhea4. Constipation5. Lower back pain6. Irregular, heavy, or abnormal menstrual bleeding7. Blood in the urine8. Some rare symptoms are chest pain, coughing with blood (lung endometriosis), headache, and seizures (brain endometriosis).  InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  Investigations include:1. Laparoscopy2. Imaging tests such as MRI scan can be a useful noninvasive tool especially for subperitoneal deposits.3. Screening and diagnostic test such as CA-1254. In acute cases, complete blood count (CBC), urinalysis, cervical swabs, and ßhCG can help rule out other differential diagnoses.5. MRI and CT scanning are only useful in cases of advanced disease with endometrial cyst formation or severe distortion.6. Intravenous pyelography and colonic studies are indicated only if the clinical presentation suggests extra-genital involvement of these organ systems.  Treatment of EndometriosisAccording to dictionary definition  1. Medications:a) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like naproxen sodium or ibuprofenb) Other medications may include oral contraceptive pills, progestins, and GnRH analogs2. Surgery