5 Facts Most People Don’t Know About Endometriosis

Most people are not aware of the several possible explanations for the onset of endometriosis.

5 Facts About Endometriosis

1. Retrograde Menstruation

Known for being the most common reason for the development of endometriosis, retrograde menstruation, is a condition in which a woman’s menstrual blood contains endometrial cells that escape back into the fallopian tubes and pelvic cavity instead of being discharged outside of the body through natural blood flow.

These wayward endometrial cells:

  • Stick to the woman’s pelvic walls
  • Stick to the surface of the pelvic organs
  • Continue to grow, thicken, and bleed within these abnormal areas during each period

2. Embryonic Cell Growth

Because the cells lining the pelvic and abdominal cavities are developed from embryonic cells – endometrial tissue may be formed and endometriosis can occur.

3. Surgical Scar Implantation

Post abdominal surgery – for example, a C-section or a hysterectomy – the opportunity for endometrial cells to attach to the incision from surgery is a factor.

4. Endometrial Cells Transport

Endometrial cells may be disbursed outside the uterine wall lining to other reproductive organs via the body’s lymphatic system – blood vessels and tissue fluid.

5. Immune System Disorder

A poor immune system in one’s body can cause its natural system to not notice and combat abnormal endometrial tissue developing outward of the uterine wall.

Other Facts About Endometriosis

Knowing the several possible factors that can place a woman at a higher risk of the onset of endometriosis will assist an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) specialist – like Dr. George Kofinas of Kofinas Fertility Institute – in being able to diagnose endometriosis and recommend treatment options. Those possible factors include:

  • Failure to conceive
  • A familial history of endometriosis
  • The prevention of the normal passage of menstrual blood flow due to a medical condition
  • Pelvic infection medical history
  • Abnormalities in the uterus

Knowing How to Detect Endometriosis – Endocrinology and Fertility Specialist

Women who are concerned about their monthly menstrual health and future fertility should consult a medical specialist practicing in ART when faced with any of these risk factors or when a woman is experiencing common symptoms of endometriosis.

Dr. George Kofinas has been providing gynecological and reproductive medical services and spiriting the ART profession for over 25 years.

Dr. George Kofinas has been selected by New York magazine as one of the Best Doctors in the tri-state area for 17 of the past 17 years.

Dr. Kofinas has also been chosen annually as a Top Doctor in Brooklyn.

To receive the answers to the questions you have about endometriosis, please accept this invitation to contact Kofinas Fertility Institute.