What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis, sometimes called “endo,” is a common health problem in women. It gets its name from the word endometrium, the tissue that normally lines the uterus or womb. Endometriosis happens when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside of your uterus and on other areas in your body where it doesn’t belong.
Most often, endometriosis is found on the:
- Fallopian tubes
- Tissues that hold the uterus in place
- Outer surface of the uterus
- Mainly rectum
- Sometimes thorax
- Pain is the most common symptom. Women with endometriosis may have many different kinds of pain. These include:
- Very painful menstrual cramps. (The pain may get worse over time.)
- Chronic (long-term) pain in the lower back and pelvis
- Pain during or after sex. This is usually described as a “deep” pain and is different from pain felt at the entrance to the vagina when penetration begins.
- Intestinal pain/abdominal pain
- Painful bowel movements or pain when urinating during menstrual periods. In rare cases, you may also find blood in your stool or urine.
- Bleeding or spotting between menstrual periods.
- Infertility, or not being able to get pregnant.
- Stomach (digestive) problems. These include diarrhea, constipation, bloating, or nausea, especially during menstrual periods.
At ProTouch we are certified in Visceral Mobilization and Arvigo Abdominal Massage to address the mobility of the abdominal organs, increase blood supply, decrease bloating inflammation, scar mobilization after surgery, and myofascial release as well as certified in internal pelvic floor therapy.
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