What is Endometriosis? What are the types of endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that forms the lining of uterus grows outside of uterine cavity. The lining of uterus is called the endometrium. Endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue grows on ovaries, bowel, and tissues lining pelvis.
Endometriosis is classified into one of four stages (I-minimal, II-mild, III-moderate, and IV-severe) based upon the exact location, extent, and depth of the endometriosis implants as well as the presence and severity of scar tissue and the presence and size of endometrial implants in the ovaries.
Endometriosis and Infertility
Endometriosis is a very common debilitating disease that occurs in 6 to 10% of the general female population; in women with pain, infertility, or both, the frequency is 35–50% . About 25 to 50% of infertile women have endometriosis, and 30 to 50% of women with endometriosis are infertile
Should I get pregnant with endometriosis?
Grade 1 and 2 which may cause low ovarian reserve needs Ovulation Induction,3 – 4 IUI can be done depending upon patient’s age, IVF to get pregnant.
Grade 3 and 4 level needs surgical management with IVF to get pregnant.