The term ‘endometriosis pregnancy’ is used to describe how the endometriosis symptoms interfere with a woman’s ability to become pregnant.
Endometriosis can be explained as the growth of cells of the inner uterine lining of a woman’s body, also known as endometrium occurring in areas located outside the uterus, like for instance, in the abdomen or the bladder or other pelvic organs, or anywhere else.
The misplaced cells can cause great pain for the woman and when the woman menstruates as the cells grow larger, the pain may be excruciating, and they may cause scarring as well, which may effectively prevent a pregnancy from happening.
The worst part is that when the woman becomes pregnant, the scattered endometrium cells may be blocking certain important pathways in and around the uterus, and this leads to greater difficulties in becoming pregnant.
Endometriosis is generally caused by what is known as ‘retrograde menstruation’, which means that the menstrual blood flow backs up into the fallopian tubes or it may be caused by hormonal imbalances.
A woman may as a consequence of endometriosis suffer from alterations of the uterus, thereby making it difficult to conceive, or there may be changes in the woman’s eggs, or the disease may effectively block the release of eggs or the fertilization of the eggs that have been released.
Although it may be true that endometriosis may lead to infertility in women, several women have become pregnant, and have borne healthy children; in fact, if a woman is successful in becoming pregnant after endometriosis, she can be sure that the disease will have little or even no impact at all on her pregnancy.
The reasons may be that when a woman is pregnant, she does not go through the hormonal changes that other women experience during ovulation and menstruation.
Some women may not even experience the symptoms that are associated with endometriosis, like back pain and painful periods, and they may become pregnant anyway, and if they do not, they will find out at that time that they have endometriosis.
Endometriosis may continue for some women even after the baby is born, and doctors say that breastfeeding will alleviate some of the symptoms of the disease.
Pregnancy is definitely not a cure for endometriosis, and the couple trying to conceive must do so at the earliest, since this is a degenerative disease, and it will decrease the chances for the woman as the disease progresses.
My wife and I have been trying for five years. All tests done on both of us and we are healthy. Wife has had two lapros and found only small endo. She has no symptoms. We have done hcg/clomid with no success. We got pregnant with no drugs and lost it at three months. About a year later we did IVF, got pregnant and lost it at three months. My wife has a daughter from previous relationship, so she has had a full term pregnancy before. I guess I am just looking for any info that anyone with our experience has. Thank you. The only thing the docs can tell us is it might be the endo.
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