Pain, symptom of infertility?

Since its appearance at puberty, menstruation is associated with inflammation and pain, but what happens when the latter occurs before and after bleeding, even in sexual relationships? Is it possible that pain, a frequent symptom of this reproductive episode, can be a sign of endometriosis and long-term infertility?

Endometriosis is a chronic disease in which the endometrium (tissue lining the uterine cavity) is located outside the womb. It mainly affects women in fertile stages, between 25 to 35 years.

From data provided by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) , of the 54 million women in the country, 3 million have endometriosis; practically, one in 10 Mexicans has the disease without knowing it.

According to Leopoldo Vázquez Estrada, Obstetrician-Gynecologist, and Carlos Salazar, Director of the Assisted Reproduction Clinic of the Spanish Hospital , some symptoms that can help you know if you suffer from this condition are the following:

1. Acute menstrual cramps.

2. Premenstrual pain

3. Severe pelvic pain during and after sex.

4. Intestinal movements

5. Heavy bleeding

6. Chronic fatigue

7. Infertility

70% of patients with endometriosis present with an acute pelvic pain; which can be controlled through a new drug developed by laboratories Bayer called Visannette. An option of easy application and a lower cost than conventional treatments.

Currently, the diagnosis can only be made by means of paroscopy, histopathological study and vaginal ultrasound.

In addition to pain, endometriosis results in infertility, and in most cases, it is during the stage of looking for babies, where women discover this condition.

This disease not only prevents the development of daily, work or student activities, it can also affect personal ones. Remember, prevention and detection in time can not only avoid different pains, they also improve your quality of life!

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