Endometriosis And Cysts

Written by Amy Hall
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Endometriosis can cause painful cysts to form on the ovaries or in the fallopian tubes. Sometimes these cysts are referred to as nodules or growths, as they are the direct result of this progressive gynecological disease. In some cases, cysts can form on or in other organs, such as the bladder, bowel, vagina, rectum, cervix, or intestines. Rarely, cysts form in areas outside of the pelvic cavity, such as the lungs, arms, or thigh area.

A woman whose endometriosis goes undetected is probably worse off then the women who notices acute pelvic pain and gets herself to the doctor immediately. When symptoms are silent, internal destruction is able to progress without any interception, and the results can be devastating. Women in their twenties and thirties who suffer from infertility oftentimes learn the reason behind their reproductive difficulties is endometriosis.

On the flipside, women with noticeable symptoms, such as severe cramping, painful bowel movements, diarrhea, constipation, heavy bleeding, pain during intercourse, and chronic fatigue may be able to alter the course of this disease through various medical treatments. Women who are not trying to become pregnant may be advised to take birth control pills, as this medication stops ovulation altogether. Some pills can also be taken to stop menstruation as well, which means no internal bleeding each month.

Painful Endometriosis Cysts

If hormone therapy is not an option for you, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove any cysts that are causing you pain and discomfort. Depending on the severity of damage, only these growths may be removed, or your doctor may determine that nerves need to be severed in order to eliminate the pain as well. Talk to your doctor about your treatment options, because there is no reason for you to suffer from endometriosis pain in silence.


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