Endometriosis is a painful condition affecting 15-20% of all childbearing women. In this the tissues and lining of the uterus tends to grow and is attached to organs outside the uterus into the abdominal cavity.
Excess tissue formation may also be seen on the ovaries or the fallopian tubes. There is excessive pain, cramping and bleeding. Endometriosis is recurrent and can affect the woman’s fertility if left untreated. It is wise to get pregnant fast if you are suffering from endometriosis. Here are some of the ways to go about it.
Ways To Get Pregnant With Endometriosis
Consult With Your Doctor
Consult with your doctor about the best treatment modality when it comes to having a baby with endometriosis. The doctor may consider surgery to remove the abnormal and excess uterine lining in order t stop the bleeding.
Initially a laparoscopy will be performed in order to ascertain the degree of damage and the severity of the condition. If you are planning on a child, the doctor will recommend a suitable and viable method to conceive as soon as possible.
Initially the condition will be brought under control through drugs that prevent ovulation and stop the periods. This is done essentially to cure the bleeding. Once the bleeding and the condition is brought under control, the drugs will be stopped and you may be asked to start trying for a baby. Start immediately as this will probably be your peak fertility time.
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In some severe cases where abnormal tissue is blocking the ovaries or the fallopian tubes, surgery may be considered. The surgery is aimed at removing excess tissue like cysts over the ovaries that may be affecting the woman’s fertility. If the surgery is successful, the woman can try for a child after the initial recovery period.
A procedure called as laser ablation, which helps to remove endometrial tissue, may also be considered. The procedure as compared to normal surgery is minimally invasive and may be a good option in mild cases of endometriosis.
In cases of very mild endometriosis, doctor may choose to forgo any treatment option and may recommend that you try conceiving naturally. Your case will then be seen and monitored for at least a year. If you do not conceive and infertility is suspected, then the doctor will chalk out another course of treatment.
The Use Of Fertility Drugs
In cases of severe endometriosis, fertility may be severely compromised if the woman does not conceive even after a year of trying. In such cases, fertility drugs like clomid may be given to the woman to induce ovulation. Thereafter IUI may be done or the woman may be asked to conceive naturally.
If everything else fails and women do not respond to any of the above methods, then In Vitro Fertilization may be recommended. In this, the egg and sperm cells are taken from the woman and the man’s body and united in a lab setting to produce an embryo. This embryo is then implanted into the woman’s uterus. If all goes well, a baby is conceived and the woman goes on to have a normal pregnancy.