It Is Possible That The Endometriosis Will Come Back?
Afternoon, I am Septi. Want to ask the doctor, can endometriosis grow back? Two years ago I checked my health with an obstetrician, with the intention of getting a pregnant program. After the ultrasound, it turned out that my right and left uterus had endometriosis of 3cm, after HSG and treatment for 6 months my endometriosis had shrunk. And at that time never felt stomach cramps again. This month I had my period and felt pain again in my stomach, is it the result of endometriosis or not? Thank you
Good morning Septi, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Endometriosis occurs when tissue of the uterine cavity (endometrium) grows outside the uterus. This tissue responds the same to hormones as uterine tissue. So that during menstruation, when there is shedding of uterine tissue which leads to the discharge of menstrual blood, this also occurs in the endometriosis tissue. The difference is, in endometriosis, there is no way out of the blood so it settles and causes pain.
Unfortunately, until now, the cause of endometriosis is still not known with certainty. However, among the factors that increase the risk of occurrence are:
Hereditary factors have never given birth Alcohol consumption Have abnormalities in the uterus Short menstrual cycles Have menstrual periods that are younger than the average person
So with the unclear cause of this condition, the recurrence rate of endometriosis cannot be ascertained. What is clear, the condition of the stomach cramps that you feel right now is not necessarily endometriosis. Among other conditions are:
Menstrual pain or muscle cramps due to menstrual hormones Pelvic inflammation or infection that affects the cervix, uterus or ovaries Urinary tract infection, when bacteria grow along the urinary tract
So to be sure, we highly recommend that you check back with the obstetrician who used to treat you to check whether what you are experiencing is the same as before.
Meanwhile, you can take over-the-counter pain medications by reading the rules of use, warm compresses to the painful area, limit physical activity, drink more water, and keep consuming nutrient-rich foods regularly. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa