Home   Сontacts   Map  
    Add stuff    |    Information
Search:
Allergies [16]
Allergy is a disorder of the immune system often also referred to as atopy.
Antidepressants [21]
An antidepressant is a psychiatric medication used to alleviate mood disorders, such as major depression and dysthymia.
Arthritis [27]
Arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body.
Cancer [24]
Cancer is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled growth
Cardio & Blood [6]
Risk factors for heart disease: infections
Cholesterol [16]
A fat-like substance called a lipid. It is used to build cell membranes, hormones and bile acids
Diabetes [26]
The inability of the body to produce, or the inability to metabolize, the human hormone insulin; Diabetes insipidus, usually a disorder of the ...
Epilepsy [22]
Epilepsy is a common chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures
Gastrointestinal [9]
The digestive tract is the system of organs within multicellular animals that takes in food...
General Health [62]
The infant, child or young person?s current health condition
Herbal [25]
Herbal tea, herbal medicine
Hormonal [23]
Hormones - Proteins produced by organs of the body that trigger activity in other locations.
Men's Health [4]
For men on fitness, health, sex, caree
Pain relief [21]
Pain management is the medical discipline concerned with the relief of pain.
Skin care [28]
The skin is the outer covering of the body
Weight Loss [24]
Loss of body weight by dieting or due to various easting disorders or medical conditions.
Women's Health [25]
Find information on women's health issues, and lifestyle at the Women's Health


Fresh material
Male fertility tests: fructose, anti-sperm antibody and post-coital tests Male fertility tests: fructose, anti-sperm antibody and post-coital tests
→ More
Impotence: some preventable causes Impotence: some preventable causes
→ More
Skirting stds Skirting stds
→ More
Male fertility: why are so many sperm needed? Male fertility: why are so many sperm needed?
→ More
Factors that affect your fertility: recreational drugs Factors that affect your fertility: recreational drugs
→ More
The most popular materials
Phen375 rebate chaoticsoul wp design by bryan veloso rate this file [99328 view]
Phen375 rebate chaoticsoul wp design by bryan veloso rate this file → More
How do the iris-signs originate? [33955 view]
How do the iris-signs originate? → More
Breast lumps: dysplasia, fibroadenosis [23697 view]
Breast lumps: dysplasia, fibroadenosis → More
Menstrual cycle: proliferative or follicular phase [11101 view]
Menstrual cycle: proliferative or follicular phase → More
Anxiety in the mind: nervous tension [10740 view]
Anxiety in the mind: nervous tension → More


Awaiting moderation 62148 Article

Symptoms of endometriosis: dysmenorrhoea and dyspareunia

        SYMPTOMS OF ENDOMETRIOSIS: DYSMENORRHOEA AND DYSPAREUNIA

Dysmenorrhoea
Dysmenorrhoea means painful periods. It is the most common symptom of endometriosis. In a recent survey of women with endometriosis by the Endometriosis Association, 81% of the women had experienced dysmenorrhoea.
According to medical textbooks there are two types of dysmenorrhoea: primary and secondary.
Primary dysmenorrhoea is said to be the 'cramping' type of dysmenorrhoea that typically affects teenagers. It usually begins a year or two after the onset of menstruation and tends to lessen by the age of 25, or after childbirth. The pain usually begins with the menstrual flow and lasts for only one or two days. It is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dizziness and fainting. This type of dysmenorrhoea is generally believed by the medical profession to have no relationship to endometriosis.
Secondary dysmenorrhoea is the 'grinding' or 'boring' type of menstrual pain which is usually due to an underlying condition of the reproductive organs. According to the medical profession it typically appears in women who are in their 20s and 30s. This is the type of dysmenorrhoea that is generally believed to be associated with conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), fibroids and endometriosis.
The pain of dysmenorrhoea due to endometriosis may be mild, moderate or severe and may be described as constant, deep inside, sharp, stabbing, knife-like, nagging, aching, burning, throbbing, dull, boring or cramping. It may be located in the centre or on one or both sides of the abdomen. The pain may radiate into the vulva, pubic bone, lower back, rectum, buttocks, groin or thighs. It may be more severe when using the bowels or passing urine, and may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea and/or constipation.
The pain may begin one to several days before the start of the period, gradually becoming more severe, particularly once the menstrual flow begins. The pain may last for the first one to two days or continue throughout the entire period. Usually the pain is most severe on the first or second day. It has been reported that the pain worsens and peaks at the end of the period although this pattern is not common.
It is not known precisely what causes the dysmenorrhoea associated with endometriosis but it is probably due to several reasons. One is that the bleeding from the endometrial implants causes irritation to the surrounding tissues. Another possibility is that the pressure resulting from the swelling of the implants and cysts causes pain in the immediate area in much the same way that a boil causes pain. It is also possible that the release by the endometrial implants of chemicals known as prostaglandins causes pain. Irritation to neighboring organs, such as the bowel or bladder, by the implants of endometriosis can also lead to pain in those organs.

Dyspareunia
Dyspareunia means painful sexual intercourse. It is another common, but often unacknowledged, symptom of endometriosis. In the survey conducted by the Endometriosis Association nearly half (48%) of the women with endometriosis had experienced dyspareunia.
Dyspareunia often causes much heartache for women with endometriosis and it can have devastating effects on their self-esteem and their sexual relationships.
Dyspareunia due to endometriosis may be felt during or after intercourse and may be so severe as to make intercourse impossible. The pain maybe described as sharp, stabbing, jabbing, or a deep aching. Intercourse may always cause pain or only when intercourse occurs at certain times of the month - for example, during menstruation or at ovulation. The pain may be felt only during deep penetration but it may also be felt during any form of intercourse, particularly if the uterus is rigidly fixed by adhesions in a retroverted position.
Dyspareunia is usually associated with endometriosis in the Pouch of Douglas, the utero-sacral ligaments and the rectovaginal septum. It may also be associated with cysts or implants on the ovaries, vagina or cervix.
If the endometriosis is located in the Pouch of Douglas, the utero-sacral ligaments or the recto-vaginal septum the pain may be due to stretching or jarring of the endometriosis on those tissues.
If cysts are located on the ovary the pain may be due to compression of those cysts, particularly if the ovary is rigidly held in position by adhesions. In addition, penetration may cause some implants to bleed slightly and this may cause pain for some time after intercourse.

*6/41/5*
WOMEN’S HEALTH


Print
Viewed: 5079

What else is watching the people who read this article:
Aboutbgeui [9]
Miscarriage prevention [3596]
Jerseys Store:Cheap NBA Jerseys,Basketball Jerseys For Sale [633]
China City Tour Takes You to Visiting Classic Cities, Knowing the Culture and History [522]
Abouthgcmf [74]

Keywords for this page: Symptoms of endometriosis: dysmenorrhoea and dyspareunia
Total 62527 articles
Articles © ipeerx.com 2013