Endometriosis

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Disease

What is Endometriosis?

It is a common condition in women of reproductive age, especially between 30 and 40 years of age. Endometriosis refers to the thickening and overflow of the internal tissues of the uterus, that is, the endometrium, causing the formation of lesions and/or cysts in the ovaries or other organs. Origin and potential risks: Although the origin of its appearance is not known for sure, there are some hypotheses that point to immune disorders or as a consequence of some surgeries.  In addition thereto, some risk factors are a family history with endometriosis, hormonal disorders, having shorter cycles in the menstrual period, or having started menstruation at an early age.

Symptoms

The main symptom associated with endometriosis is extreme pain in the pelvic, abdominal, and lower back areas during the menstrual period. However, there are also some other symptoms such as, for example, constipation, excessive tiredness, excessive bleeding during the menstrual period, pain when urinating or having sexual intercourse.

Diagnosis and treatment

Once they review your medical history, they will request additional studies and tests such as ultrasound, pelvic examination, or a laparoscopic examination.  Some of the most common treatments will focus on the prescription of drugs such as painkillers/anti-inflammatories, hormonal therapy, and/or surgery, depending on each case. At ABC Medical Center we have a team of experts in the various branches of gynecology ready to serve you with world-class quality and safety standards, as well as the humane treatment and warmth that characterizes us. Come to us and you will receive the best care available in Mexico and Latin America. We are pioneers in gynecologic laparoscopy, which allows us to offer you the best treatment options, with shorter hospitalization times, as well as a faster and less painful recovery, taking care of the aesthetic aspect with smaller scars than open surgeries. We offer you robot-assisted gynecologic surgeries, being an even less invasive and more precise procedure that provides benefits such as: 20% of the total robot surgeries of ABC Medical Center correspond to this specialty, which places us as a cutting-edge institution with vast experience and leadership in the field for the benefit of our patients.

Fuentes:

  • medlineplus.gov
  • mayoclinic.org
  • cigna.com
  • medigraphic.com
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