Why does endometriosis cause pain?

Jan Olek

Why does endometriosis cause pain?

Outbreaks of endometriosis can be disseminated throughout the abdominal cavity. The endometrial cells in them react to hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle. They grow during the menstrual cycle and bleed during the menstrual period to the abdominal cavity, causing pain.

They are also the cause of continuous inflammation in the abdomen. As a result of exfoliation, wounds are formed that form adhesions during healing. Adhesions draw in more abdominal organs, changing their anatomy and ultimately also their function. This may lead to obstruction of the fallopian tubes, impairment of the function of the intestine or the ureters, causing even more pain.

Painful menstruation = endometriosis?

The causes of painful periods can be different. However, scientific studies show that up to 50% of women who experience painful menstruation suffer from endometriosis.

What does traditional medicine offer?

In most cases, medicine offers only symptomatic treatment of endometriosis, through analgesic or hormonal therapy - limiting the activity of endometriosis. Heavier forms of endometriosis are subject to laparoscopic surgery. During laparoscopy, endometriotic lesions are often only coagulated by electricity. However, studies have shown that such treatment does not bring long-term benefits, because after electrocoagulation, active cells of endometriosis, which grow back after surgery, remain active.

The approach of the latest medicine

The latest medicine suggests that all endometriosis and adhesions from the abdominal cavity should be removed. In the case of deep infiltrations on the organs, precise plasma knives are used to avoid damaging delicate tissues. Only this approach reduces the effects of endometriosis and minimizes the risk of relapse in the future.