Endometriosis can be suspected if you have too painful periods and spotting between them, pain during sexual intercourse, infertility. In some cases, the disease has no symptoms, and to diagnose it can only be a doctor. That is why it is important to have regular preventive checkups at the gynecologist, especially if your family has encountered cases of endometriosis.
Endometriosis treatment selection depends on many factors. It is important not only to remove the nodules themselves, but also to prevent the formation of adhesions and cysts, as well as to prevent relapse.
Conservative treatment is to appoint a woman hormonal, anti-inflammatory, desensitizing and symptomatic medication. The most important part of treatment is hormone therapy. Usually the doctor prescribes estrogen-progestin products - two- or three-phase oral contraceptives. They inhibit the release of certain hormonal substances in a woman's body and interrupt cyclic processes in the cells of the endometrium. Conservative treatment leads to a positive result only from chronic administration of drugs.
Organ-surgical treatment is to remove nodules endometriosis with laparotomy or laparoscopy. This surgery is performed through a small incision with laser or electrocautery. After her doctor prescribes physical therapy and medication, reducing menstrual cycle.
Surgical treatment of endometriosis radical way is to complete removal of the uterus and ovaries. He is appointed only when absolutely necessary, after have tried all the methods described above.