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The actual cause of Endometriosis is still not known but statistics have shown that 1 in 10 women worldwide are affected by this condition. Therefore any woman can be affected by this condition as long as you are within the reproductive age. Environmental and genetic factors can also contribute to the development of endometriosis.

Endometriosis has no cure but it can be managed through one’s life-time and the symptoms of this condition usually recede during menopause or pregnancy, while is some cases, symptoms have simply been known to just disappear or go away.

Endometriosis can cause severe abdominal pain during or after sex and having pains especially in the pelvic area during sexual intercourse is a common symptoms because penetration during sex can stretch and pull the endometrial tissue. It would be great to also know that not all women who have endometriosis experience pain during sexual intercourse however the pain varies from person to person and the type of intercourse engaged in. It is advisable that persons affected communicate genuinely and openly with their partners to foster an atmosphere of understanding between both parties as dealing with painful sex can be challenging and emotionally frustrating.

Endometriosis is not a sexually transmitted disease as most women were affected as early as when they were 12 years old cause it usually begins in the adolescent age. It can also be passed from mother to daughter. Most women say their symptom started before the age of 20 but were under- diagnosed and it took many years to get the right professional to pay attention. Understanding endometriosis and getting treatment for it as soon as possible is very important.

Many women who have this disease can and give birth naturally without any fertility treatment and many who have difficulties getting pregnant because of this disease do fall pregnant eventually through IVF, especially women with severe cases of the disease. Endometriosis can delay conception but it cannot prevent it, one may need to start preparing for pregnancy to occur once you have been diagnosed with the condition and you want to start a family of your own. This is a personal decision that involves many factors, like age and severity of the disease, which one might need to put into consideration. It is advisable that one should consult a fertility specialist or gynaecologist to discuss your conception options. There are many women everyday living with endometriosis who conceive and ultimately deliver healthy babies.

Yes, Laparoscopy can be performed in Nigeria. Nordica Fertility Center is one of the clinics that offer the treatment.

There is no cure for endometriosis but some women will chose to have their reproductive organs affected by this disease removed so they can be relieved of the symptoms accompanied by it. This procedure should be the least in the line-up of option as non-surgical alternatives and less invasive surgical procedure be considered as treatment plans. A hysterectomy is not a guaranteed cure for endometriosis, the procedure is irreversible and leads to permanent infertility. This procedure has significant impact on the body and pain from endometriosis does not stop after a hysterectomy as long as the ovaries continue to produce estrogen.

Some studies have shown that women with a family background of endometriosis are likely to have it or have daughters that have endometriosis, this could be inherited via the maternal or paternal family line. Endometriosis can affect any woman during her lifetime regardless of any failing lifestyles choices been made.

Endometriosis can’t be prevented but can be treated by reducing the level of estrogen hormone in the body, you can reduce the chances of the disease developing because this hormone thickens the lining of the uterus during your menstrual circle. Other types of treatment plan can be embarked upon by the woman affected with sound advice and in partnership with her doctor. Suggested treatment plan is usually determined by the severity of the symptoms and or stages of the disease. It is also possible that some dietary changes can help reduce the symptoms of Endometriosis.

Dioxins are persistent environmental pollutants (POP) that can be found everywhere. They are highly toxic chemical compound that is harmful to our health and cause problems with reproduction, development and our immune system. This toxin is also known to interfere with hormones and also cause cancer. Dioxins are un-wanted by products of a wide range of manufacturing processes like smelting, chlorine bleaching of paper pulp and the manufacturing of some herbicides and pesticide, burning of paper and plastics. More than 90% exposure to dioxins is from food, dairy products and fish. Studies and research have suggested that dioxins cause reproductive problems and it is believed to be linked to endometriosis.

Being pregnant cannot cure this disease but it reduces the symptoms that are associated with it but the pain usually returns after childbirth or breastfeeding stops. Pregnancy is not a treatment for endometriosis.

This is a surgical procedure carried out on the abdomen, using small incision with the aid of a slender tool and a tiny camera at its end. This surgery is done when other non-invasive method cannot help with disease diagnosis but with proper surgical planning, your surgeon can fully treat endometriosis during the laparoscopy. It is an out-patient procedure which means you can leave the hospital same day after your surgery although it is a better idea to be mentally prepared to spend at least one night at the hospital. Some people get over the effects of the anaesthetic after a day or two, some others a week or two. Compared to traditional surgery, a laparoscopy involves less cutting and smaller scars that don’t need a long time to heal thereby shortening your stay in the hospital.

Pain from a laparoscopic procedure should usually subside within a couple of days and one can resume normal activities two to three weeks after procedure. If one is still in pain please ensure that you speak up and get your prescription Gas caused by carbon-dioxide, used to inflate the abdominal region before the procedure could cause discomfort around the shoulders, chest and neck after 24 hours, this discomfort can be alleviated by placing a heating-pad on the affected area or taking a warm bath. Nausea, Fatigue, drowsiness are other side effects of having a laparoscopy done. Some people also experience an emotional roller coaster during recovery and this could last for weeks. Recovery is quicker if you move about after waking up from the nap that is usually induced by drugs taken during recovery. It helps to have a support system like a friend, partner, and parent who can help out during this period.

Endometriosis isn’t a fatal disease but if left untreated could cause serious obstruction in the body and also increase the risk of getting ovarian cancer

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