Do you remember Titilayo? in case you missed the previous episodes, check the part 1   here and the part 2 here.

OK, back to the consulting room… Titilayo and her husband came back after series of diagnostic investigations.

Madam, since when have you noticed those symptoms ? the doctor asked.

“well, I really can not remember vividly but I know it has been a long time . it relieves me after taking medications and I didn’t  cognizance of it, moreover, I was told its normal to have cramps  before or during your period. ” she answered the doctor.

“from all the results and scan, we discovered you are suffering from ENDOMETRIOSIS” the doctor told her. ENDO- WHAT? What is that?

 

Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of cells (endometrial cells) similar to those that form the inside of the uterus, but in a location outside of the uterus, the doctor explained .

“what could be the cause of that? tell us more doctor” they both requested!

Endometriosis is more common in women who are experiencing infertility than in women who are  fertile , but that doesn’t mean infertility can cause endometriosis. Most women with endometriosis have no symptoms, but few women experience symptoms such as:

pelvic pain that may worsen during menstruation

painful sexual intercourse

Painful bowel movements or urination

Infertility.

Other symptoms that can be related to endometriosis include:

  • lower abdominal pain
  • diarrhea/constipation
  • chronic fatigue
  • irregular or heavy menstruation,

HA!  they both exclaimed… except for the painful bowel movements , I experienced all of the symptoms which i was too busy and brushed it aside, she lamented!

Endometriosis can be one of the reasons for infertility for healthy couples. When laparoscopic examinations are performed during evaluations for infertility, implants are often found in individuals who are totally asymptomatic. If the ovaries and Fallopian tubes are involved, the mechanical processes involved in the transfer of fertilized eggs into the tubes may be altered. Alternatively, the endometriotic lesions may produce inflammatory substances which adversely affect ovulation, fertilization, and implantation, thus it will be hard to conceive.

BUT  what could be the cause of this endometriosis pls? she asked.

The cause of endometriosis is unknown. One theory is that the endometrial tissue is deposited in unusual locations by the retrograde flow of menstrual debris through the Fallopian tubes into the pelvic and abdominal cavities. The cause of this retrograde menstruation is not clearly understood. It is clear that retrograde menstruation is not the only cause of endometriosis, as many women who have retrograde menstruation do not develop the condition.

the moment you noticed one of these signs/symptoms, you should visit your hospital, no pain is normal!

what is way forward? which organ is affected ? what is the treatment?

lets find out in the next post.

meanwhile we have the winner of #500 recharge card @Akande Oukemi.

have a wonderful week ahead…

Adenike Oladimeji

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by The Sent Nurse Adenike

I am The Sent Nurse,My real name is Adenike Oladmeji. I refer to myself as “the sent nurse” because I strongly believe I have an assignment not just as a regular nurse but to care for people in their lowest state beyond the physical needs. Also most of my patients fondly call me "the sent nurse"because of the way I have cared for them. The peculiarity of my profession for me is that it has moved beyond being just a nurse that takes care of the body, but one that takes care of the soul/mind and spirit of a human being. I care for the threefold man – the body, the soul/mind and the spirit. I am a very proud and enthusiastic registered nurse, and I currently practice with Roding Healthcare in Lagos, Nigeria. Added to my skill and expertise in taking care of your soul / mind, I am also a certified emotional intelligence, health/wellness and life coach. To further carry my message and passion for both my calling/profession and the three-fold man, I own a blog (www.thesentnurse.com) that focuses on faith and health related topics and discussions. I also speak at events, conferences and seminars, both Nationwide and Internationally. As an entrepreneur, I manage the operations of Ewaade beauty store (@ewaadebeautystore) , a beauty store that operates majorly via social media, providing quality cosmetics and beauty products to every female of all levels. At Ewaade beauty store, enhancing your true beauty is our goal because we believe there is no flaw in you (you are altogether beautiful). We provide you a balance of the best quality and cheapest prices.

2 Comments

  1. Quite educative, thanks for the knowledge update.

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  2. Adenike Adewuyi October 24, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Eyes opener and Educative.

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