Every fertilized egg from the Female ovum needs a place to be housed just like every being that needs a home.
This housing area in females that provides nourishment for the fertilized egg is called the womb or uterus. This is a female reproductive system located between the bladder and the rectum.
Could it be possible for some females not to have uterus, or have their uterus removed? it is commonly possible.
Understanding Endometriosis Following Hysterectomy: A Comprehensive Guide
Most women have had their uteruses removed due to some complicated medical conditions that may include: Unsuccessfully treated Pelvic Inflammatory disease (PID), Fibroid or adenomyosis, Prolapse of the uterus, Endometriosis.
Here, let’s critically examine a medical condition known as endometriosis.
This is an often painful condition in which the tissues lining the wall of the uterus grow abnormally outside the wall of the uterus.
This most commonly involves the fallopian tube, ovaries, and the tissues lining the pelvic area.
Sometimes, it may cause severe pain during menstrual periods, it may also cause infertility in some people.
This Complication could be so severe that a doctor will recommend a hysterectomy as a possible cure for endometriosis, a surgical procedure to remove the endometrial tissues and the uterus, with or without ovaries.
Recurrence of Endometriosis After Hysterectomy
One treatment for endometriosis is hysterectomy. This is a type of surgery without reversal, it is a surgery with permanent effects, in most cases it is still not the cure to endometriosis, there could be a reoccurrence of the condition with related pain.
Study has shown that endometriosis recurrence happens as a result of incomplete excision, this is the most prominent reason for the reproduction.
Ovarian preservation during surgical procedures contributes to a 6-fold risk of recurrent pain and 8 8-fold risk of reoperation.
Doctors weigh the implication of hysterectomy on the patients based on the age, and the implication of early menopause on the patient’s lifestyle before deciding on complete excision or incomplete excision.
Possible Guide To Endometriosis Recurrent
Recurrence of this condition may not probably cause any noticeable symptoms, but in those who do experience symptoms, pelvic pain or increasing menstrual period pain is commonly noted.
There are peculiarities to methods that could be indulged to prevent recurrent endometriosis including the idea of becoming pregnant, some studies have found that pregnancy after surgery could limit the risk of recurrent endometriosis.
Another method of preventing recurrent endometriosis is hormonal suppression, suppression of this method that starts six weeks after surgery may prevent the recurrence of the condition.
Medications are also a good method to deal with the situation, some of these medications may include but are not limited to:
•Hormonal contraceptives such as vigainal rings, oral medication, or patches.
• Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor inhibitor
It should be noted that this medication may have some side effects and may become a long-term medication for the patient, you must consult your healthcare provider to prescribe the best course of treatment.
Signs And Symptoms Of Endometriosis Recurrence
It is not possible to determine precisely when endometriosis may return after surgery, it is therefore important to note some signs and Symptoms suggesting a return of endometriosis, some of which may include:
•Chronic low back and pelvic pain
•Excruciating menstrual cramp
•Pain during or after sex
•Problem with fertility
•Pain with urination or bowel movement (on rare occasions, blood can be found in stool or urine)
•Digestive problems, such as diarrhea, bloating, constipation, or nausea.
•Bleeding between period
•Fatigue/ lack of energy
Where To Find Support?
Whether you want to do a hysterectomy or not depends on your personal decision, whatever your decision, having support is vital.
Some resources to explore for support include:
And many other support for endometriosis patients.
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