The Relationship between Endometriosis and Miscarriage
According to Women's Health, an estimated five million American women are suffering from endometriosis, with an increased likelihood in women in their 30s and 40s. Endometiosis is a condition in which endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus. Pockets of endometrial tissue are usually found somewhere in the pelvic area, on the fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder, etc. This tissue, like the normal tissue in the uterus, thickens and bleeds in a monthly cycle. Unfortunately, this blood and tissue does not have an outlet. Instead, it builds up inside the body and can cause inflammation and the formation of cysts, resulting in discomfort and pain.
When discussing the relationship between endometrosis and miscarriage, doctors suggest that women with mild to moderate endometriosis are most likely to be able to sustain healthy pregnancies. The more severe the condition is, the more difficult for women to get pregnant. Doctor suggests two concerns about the connection between endometriosis and miscarriage: severe forms of the condition correlate to lower fertility levels and potentially higher miscarriage risk.
At the Endometosis Foundation of America's last Medical Conference, there was a lot of talk about infertility and miscarriage in endometriosis patients. Endometriosis affects everything from the quality of the eggs, to their maturation to embryo implantation. Doctors have always suspected that endometriosis can affect the uterine lining, often interfering with embryo implantation. But now doctors are realizing endometriosis can even affect the egg quality. A recent study found that women who did not have endometriosis, who used donor eggs from women with endometriosis, had a much lower rate of achieving a healthy pregnancy. This study suggests that women with endometriosis have a lower egg quality. One reason for this lower egg quality may be that women with endometriosis have cytokines in their peritoneal fluid, which is caused by inflammation. This fluid is part of the follicular fluid which encases the eggs and can affect them adversely. Doctors at the conference suggested that egg freezing is an option for young patients worried about their future family building.
Medical researchers are not in full agreement about the relationship between endometrosis and miscarriage. Some studies suggest that women with endometriosis have an elevated risk of losing a pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester. Other researchers suggest a much more complex relationship, which endometriosis is more likely to make it difficult to become pregnant instead of affecting the actual outcome of a pregnancy.
From above points, it is not difficult to find that women who have endometrosis are at high risk of having miscarriage. However, women can also have other risk factors for miscarriage, in addition to having endometriosis. Advanced age, smoking, use of certain medications, and other reproductive issues may all heighten the risk of spontaneous abortion. It is sometimes very difficult to establish that only endometriosis is or was responsible for a miscarriage.
Thus for women who already who endometriosis, they should treat endometrosis before they try to get pregnant. And to cure endometrosis, they needn't to bear the great pain from surgery any more. The herbal medicine "fuyan pill" is effective on curing endometrosis. It can not only clear up all symptoms of endometriosis, but also maintain the function of repairing women's reproductive organs. Thus it would lower your risk of miscarriage and increase your rate of getting pregnant.
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