Do You Suffer From Painful Periods Or Heavy Bleeding?
You Are Not Alone and You Can Get Relief Soon!
Abnormal or heavy menstrual bleeding is a common complaint and more than 1 in 3 women suffer from this problem at some point in their lives. It is important that you don’t write it off as just menstrual pain! You probably thought that it was a “normal" part of having periods.
If you are suffering from any of the following, you need to meet an expert who can help you get relief from pain and inconvenience – you probably are suffering from Endometriosis.
- Painful menstrual cramps felt in the abdomen or lower back
- Abnormal or heavy menstrual flow
- Pain during intercourse
- Difficulty in conceiving even after trying for over 6 months
- Fatigue and / or nausea during your periods
- Painful urination during menstrual periods
- Uncomfortable bowel movements during menstrual periods
- Other stomach problems or feeling "bloated" in the abdomen
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Obviously, we can't even imagine the pain and discomfort you must be going through. But, what we do know, is that if it is a problem related to menstruation, we have the best gynecologists who can get to the root cause of your problem and give you the most appropriate solution.
More importantly, if you notice the above symptoms in yourself, it could be a sign of Endometriosis, which, thankfully, is something that can be treated with the right kind of clinical or surgical care.
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Do you have more questions? We have answers!
What exactly is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue lining the inside of the womb, called the 'Endometrium', begins to grow outside the uterus. During a woman's regular menstrual cycle, this tissue builds up and is shed if she does not become pregnant. Women with endometriosis develop tissue that looks and acts like endometrial tissue outside the uterus, usually on other reproductive organs inside the pelvis or in the abdominal cavity. Each month, this misplaced tissue responds to the hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle by building up and breaking down just as the endometrium does, resulting in internal bleeding.
Pregnancy may temporarily disrupt endometriosis, although not cure it in all women. Women who have had children are somewhat less likely to have endometriosis, although it may also occur in women who have had one or two children.
How can I feel normal again? Does my uterus have to be removed for the treatment?
Uterus removal is not needed in majority of women and they can be treated with contraceptive pills for few months or with a hormone containing intrauterine device (Mirena) if fertility is not desired.
For some women with chronic and severe bleeding, a day care procedure called endometrial ablation destroys the lining of the uterus using various agents such as an electric current, extreme cold or heated fluid to reduce or stop menstrual flow.
Fibroids, benign uterine growths, are more common in midlife. Heavy bleeding can also be due to small, benign polyps that grow on the lining of the uterus. Both fibroids and polyps can be removed surgically through minimal access surgery either hysteroscopy and/ or laparoscopy.
How will endometriosis affect my life?
You may already be suffering from symptoms like irregular periods or painful cramps during menstruation - this is one of the most visible ways in which Endometriosis presents itself.
More importantly, Endometriosis may also be present "silently" - you might suffer from cysts in the ovaries or have trouble conceiving.
How can I get immediate relief?
If you have heavy periods you may need an iron supplement, as blood loss can lead to low iron levels. Eating iron rich foods such as green leafy vegetables, beans, dry fruits such as raisins dates, apricots and meat would replace the lost iron.
Exercise may be the last thing on your mind during periods but drinking plenty of water simple regular exercises like walking can reduce the pain and ward off depression. Always keep sanitary items on you and use a heat pack to help relieve abdominal pain and cramps. Over-the-counter simple painkillers can also help.
You should not put up with the bleeding if your quality of life is affected as many simple treatment options can help.
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How do I know I have Endometriosis?
Your doctor will first get a deep understanding of what you are going through and will assess your pain or any other symptom. She may recommend an ultrasound scan of the pelvic area.
However, sometimes, uterus and ovaries look normal on ultrasonography but a hormone imbalance leads to heavy periods. It is often impossible to predict how long this imbalance may last for. It could vary between few months to few years.
Detailed history may give clues to possibility of bleeding disorders or cancers in the family. Simple blood tests, a pap-smear test, ultrasound scan and sometimes biopsy may be needed to arrive at the correct diagnosis.
However, to accurately diagnose endometriosis, a Laparoscopy may be conducted. Laparoscopy involves making a key-hole incision and checking for the endometriotic growth with the help of a camera. Laparoscopy also helps clear active lesions of endometriosis from the pelvis and abdomen.