Endometriosis is a chronic disease. It affects about 6-10% of women in their reproductive life. Infertility occurs in about 60% of women with endometriosis.
Due to its high recurrence rates, we are often faced with a dilemma between performing ART (assisted reproductive technology) or using a surgical approach initially.
There is continued debate as to the merits of surgery in endometriosis. The question remains whether surgical…Continue
Added by Rafat Abbasi on March 28, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Endometriosis is defined as the presence of the normal endometrial (lining of the uterus) tissue in an abnormal location. (As in other than the uterine cavity). It is found in about 8-10% of women , although in the infertile population the rates may be as high as 20-70%.
This tissue responds to the same hormonal stimuli as the normal lining in the uterine cavity, and hence bleeds every month with menstruation. This sets up an inflammatory response in the pelvis,…Continue
Added by Rafat Abbasi on March 14, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments