What is Endometriosis Pain?
Endometriosis Pain manifests itself in the form of heavy menstrual periods, extremely painful periods or cramps, chronic low back pain, pelvic pain, pain during or after intercourse, intestinal pain and infertility. Endometrium is the tissue that forms the inner lining of the uterus. Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrium is found outside uterus in the lower abdomen or trapped in the pelvis between rectum and vagina or on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, urinary bladder, vulva, cervix etc.
What Causes Endometriosis Pain?
If a woman is not pregnant, the endometrial lining of her uterus builds up, breaks down into tissue pieces and blood and sheds itself and leaves the body through menstrual blood during menstruation. This is considered a normal process during every menstrual period.
The endometrial tissue growths outside the uterus develop into lesions and respond in a similar way at the time of menstrual periods. Unlike the uterine lining, this tissue does not have a way out. It builds up and leads to the formation of tumors and nodules resulting in internal bleeding and severe pain. These lesions or nodules irritate the surrounding tissues by producing and releasing certain chemicals into them.
This sequence of events leads to unbearable pain.
Majority of women diagnosed with endometriosis complain about pain that varies in location, intensity and timing. Some of them experience severe pain during or after periods, and some complain about its occurrence before the onset of the monthly periods. Some others have pain before, during and after menstruation. Moreover, Endometriosis Pain can occur in some women during urination and bowel movements, specifically during their periods.
Treating Endometriosis Pain:
- Pain Killers – These are found to be effective in treating mild pain. They could be over the counter drugs or drugs prescribed by your doctor.
- Hormone Intake – This therapy can prove to be effective if your endometriosis areas are small and the pain is minimal. Hormone intake in the form of injections or pills is recommended.
- Surgery – This option can give expected results if you are suffering from unbearable pain or if the extent of endometriosis is high.
Seek doctor’s advice immediately for treatment options if you are one among the sufferers of Endometriosis Pain.