The growth of cells lining the inside of the uterus by settling outside of the uterus due to various factors is defined as endometriosis, known in society as a 'chocolate cyst'. Endometriosis is a common disease affecting one out of every 25 women. Although various theories have been suggested, endometriosis, the cause of which is not yet known; It can cause problems such as pain during menstruation, pain during intercourse and chronic groin pain, which can significantly reduce the quality of life. Moreover, it can prevent pregnancy by creating problems in reproductive health, and even if pregnancy occurs, it can cause miscarriage. So much so that 45-10 percent of women diagnosed with endometriosis are diagnosed with infertility, known in society as infertility.
Acıbadem Fulya Hospital Gynecology, Obstetrics and IVF Specialist Assoc. Dr. Hale Göksever Çelik stated that today, with assisted reproductive treatments, endometriosis patients have the chance to become mothers and said, “Endometriosis is one of the main causes of infertility. However, since most of the women in our country accept menstrual pain as normal, the disease can progress insidiously and reach the point where it prevents becoming a mother. Therefore, it is very important for every woman not to interrupt her regular gynecological examination and to consult a physician in case of menstrual pain, both for quality of life and reproductive health. she says.
It can take 7-10 years to be diagnosed.
Since there is no specific symptom specific to endometriosis disease, early diagnosis is possible by considering complaints such as pain experienced during menstruation and applying to a physician. Assoc. Dr. Hale Göksever Çelik draws attention to the fact that there is an average of 7-10 years delays in the diagnosis due to the fact that endometriosis has common symptoms with other diseases, menstruation pains are not given much importance by the patients, and the awareness of endometriosis is low.
One of the factors affecting the chances of becoming a mother
In women, ovulation problems, ovulation problems, problems with the tubes and uterus can cause infertility problems. In addition, some women may experience infertility without any problems preventing pregnancy. Endometriosis; It can cause infertility with mechanisms such as adhesions in the tubes, deterioration in the mobility of the tubes and a decrease in the quality of the ovaries. While some women with endometriosis do not have any signs or symptoms, the most common reasons for referral to the physician are pain during menstruation, pain during intercourse, chronic inguinal pain and inability to become pregnant.
The right treatment increases the chances of pregnancy!
In the case of infertility, it is decided on a patient basis how to plan pregnancy and the treatment is planned individually. The age of the woman, ovarian reserve, whether the tubes are open or not, the presence of a space-occupying formation in the uterus (polyp, myoma, etc.) and the health status of the spouse are the factors that affect the chance of pregnancy. Gynecology, Obstetrics and IVF Specialist Assoc. Dr. Hale Göksever Çelik stated that all these factors are evaluated and the patients are given a certain period of time when the chance of spontaneous pregnancy is seen, and said, "In cases where there is no pregnancy success, we can achieve pregnancy success as much as women with infertility problems other than endometriosis, with assisted reproductive treatments such as vaccination and in vitro fertilization treatment. Although the chance of getting pregnant after treatment in endometriosis patients varies depending on age, it can increase up to 50-60 percent.” she says.