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Endometriosis and Pregnancy

Endometriosis and Pregnancy

Endometriosis occurs when the uterus lining, called the endometrium, moves to another part of the body. During menstruation, this lining is shed from the uterus, the lining in other parts of the body have no way of being and bring pain and discomfort to the woman.

The endometriosis growth is caused by the menstrual cycle. Each and every month, the uterus lining gets ready for pregnancy by thickening. The woman sheds this lining by bleeding if she doesn�t become pregnant. Women suffering from endometriosis bleed due to the extra tissue developed but can�t let this blood leave the body, causing inflammation, blockage, bleeding in the intestines, and possibly scar tissue.

Women suffering from endometriosis who become pregnant should contact a doctor. One of the treatments of this disease is a hormonal treatment called danocrine. Women who use danocrine should be careful not to become pregnant as the treatment can harm the baby in the uterus. Also, babies born to women who have endometriosis are more likely to have birth defects than babies from uninfected mothers.

Pregnancy during endometriosis is possible but risky. Pregnancy can diminish the pain associated with the disease, but is likely to result in an unhealthy baby. A good alternative treatment is causing a "pseudo pregnancy" (a state resembling pregnancy) through hormonal drug regimens, which can ease the pain of endometriosis without risking any birth defects.