Endometriosis: It is estimated that one in 10 women suffer from symptoms of the disease and do not know about her life – Acorda Cidade

Released on 05/07/2022 11:15 am.

By 2021, more than 26,400 interviews were conducted in the Unified Health System (SUS), and 8,000 hospitals were enrolled in community health.

Endometriosis: It is estimated that one in 10 women suffer from symptoms of the disease and do not know about her life – Acorda Cidade

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Quiet and painful, endometriosis can cause serious problems in a woman’s life if not diagnosed and treated. It is estimated that one in 10 women suffer from the symptoms of the disease and do not know about her life. By 2021, more than 26,400 interviews were conducted in the Unified Health System (SUS), and 8,000 hospitals were enrolled in community health. As a result, the Department of Health is addressing the issue and identifying services that focus on women in the Personal Health Care category.

Endometriosis is diagnosed when the endometrium, the lining of the uterus, does not come out during pregnancy and grows out of the uterine cavity, creating swelling where it settles. The endometrium can damage the ovaries, outside of the uterus, blood vessels, intestines, bladder and, in more severe cases, the kidneys and even the lungs.

Endometriosis is considered to be one of the leading causes of infertility in women because once it enters the bloodstream, the path from the ovum to the uterus is disrupted and unconscious. However, if the disease is at a small stage and does not affect the ovaries or blood vessels, a woman can get pregnant naturally, “explains Erica Mantelli.

During pregnancy, due to the lack of estrogen in the arteries, the endometrial tissue appears to recover, but after the baby is born, the disease can return and worsen.

We do not do any endometriosis treatment during pregnancy. Often it can wait for the baby to be born with other measurements, ”explains Domingos Mantelli

But any pregnant woman with endometriosis needs careful care, especially if the disease is deep or very severe. In this case, the risks are: miscarriage, premature birth, problems with the placenta and eclampsia.

The first trimester of pregnancy is the most important. There are cases where hormones need to be changed to increase the production of progesterone, but no other special measures are necessary. After this period, pregnancy remained normal despite the foci of inflammation, in addition to gynecologists and obstetricians of Clínica Mantelli.

Most of these patients have abdominal pain during pregnancy, have pregnancy problems and warn of discomfort during sex. The discomfort may be mild or prevent them from doing their part. However, the warning is for routine gynecological discussions, since 5% of these patients will have no warning signs for the problem.

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