Infertility is a devastating symptom of endometriosis. National Endometriosis Awareness Month 2020 is a public service movement to increase the general public’s knowledge about a leading cause of female infertility. Endometriosis is diagnosed when the lining of a woman’s uterus grows into her abdominal cavity. Instead of being discharged in a normal menstrual cycle, the tissue remains to bleed and form adhesions and blood-filled cysts.
Endometriosis Symptoms Causing Infertility
- Excessive bleeding
- Harsh pain
- Suppressed immune system
National Endometriosis Awareness Month
Endometriosis impacts the fertility of an estimated 176 million women worldwide – 1 in 10 women. Endometriosis has a devastating effect on the quality of life of sufferers due to painful symptoms and infertility.
Endometriosis subjects women to pain and infertility.
- The most common symptom of endometriosis is painful periods
- 60 percent of women suffering from endometriosis have no physical symptoms
- Endometriosis often goes undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed for years because women and teenage girls believe painful periods are normal
Avid Promoter of Endometriosis Awareness
The fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility are avid promoters of Endometriosis Awareness, with the specific goals of:
- Promoting a greater awareness and understanding of endometriosis as a real and debilitating disease
- Highlighting the consequences of living with endometriosis for the women suffering from it
- Creating a greater awareness and understanding of endometriosis among the medical profession, employment sector, and society in general
- Seeking a best practice and consistent care and treatment for women suffering from endometriosis
- Providing an opportunity for those whose lives have been affected by endometriosis to play a key role in helping make a difference
Endometriosis affects a woman’s reproductive and surrounding organs when uterine lining tissue (endometrium) grows outside of the uterus and into other areas of her body.
- Abdominal cavity and pelvis
- Fallopian tubes and supporting ligaments
This errant tissue is generated by hormones creating endometrial cells. The disease causes adhesions (scar tissue), lesions, and blood-filled cysts. Endometrial cells appearing in abnormal locations cause endometriosis.
When these errant endometrial cells grow and then slough off, there is no escape outlet from the body, and internal bleeding leads to:
- Pelvic pain
- Formation of scar tissue (adhesions)
Fertility Specialists Promoting Endometriosis Awareness
We are a patient-focused fertility care team dedicated to spreading awareness about infertility caused by endometriosis. To schedule your initial consultation with the fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility Center – click the icon below – or call 212.969.7422.