What Causes Endometriosis?

Category : Health , Women

Endometriosis happen while the tissue lining of the uterus, called the endometrium, grows outer of the uterus. Endometriosis is a lot painful but there are successful treatments to reduce its symptoms.

The reasons of endometriosis are not surely defined. But, one theory suggests that instead of menstrual (period) blood flowing out of the body naturally, some travels backwards along the fallopian tubes and into the pelvis.

In some women, these endometrial cells stick onto the surfaces of pelvic organs and start growing. Just like the endometrium in the uterus, this out-of-place tissue also grows during the menstrual cycle and bleeds.

The hormone oestrogen promotes it. This may explain why women who have undergone menopause rarely have endometriosis, as they stop producing oestrogen.

Endometriosis symptoms

Here Are Some Common symptoms include:

  • bleeding between periods
  • abdominal or pelvic pain
  • Not being able to get pregnant (infertility)
  • pain during or after sex
  • painful or heavy periods