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Laparoscopy & Endometriosis - How Can Former Help Latter?

Dr. Seema Saxena 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Obs & Gynae (Gold Medalist)
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Laparoscopy & Endometriosis - How Can Former Help Latter?

Laparoscopy is one of the most common procedures for diagnosing and removing endometriosis. Instead of giving a big incision, this procedure of surgery uses lightweight instrument through a small hole or incision. There could be one or more incisions based on the number of instruments that require access inside the body. This procedure involves the use of a camera to ascertain endometriosis as well as treat it in the same sitting. This brings drastic improvement in infertility as well as pain associated with the endometriosis. If a cyst is found in the ovary, laparoscopic surgeon removes it very delicately without causing any harm to the normal ovary, as a part of the Laparoscopic Surgery for Endometriosis. 

How does the procedure go? 

Eating and drinking should be suspended before 8 hours of the laparoscopic surgery. The doctor takes a call on whether to give general or local anesthesia. Mostly, General anaesthesia is given during such procedures. A person specialised in Gynecological Endoscopy ( Gynaec Laparoscopic Surgeon) is the best to perform such a procedure. 

How is the procedure performed? 

The abdomen is first inflated with gas with the help of a needle. It pushes the abdominal wall from the organs to give clear visibility to a surgeon. The laparoscopic camera is then pushed through an incision or a set of incisions to examine the internal organ. If the scar tissue or endometriosis needs to be removed, a doctor can use one of the several laparoscopic techniques such as electrocautery, excision etc. Post the surgery, the incision is closed with stitches. The whole procedure usually takes 30-60 minutes depending upon the severity of endometriosis. 

Why is laparoscopy done? 

  1. If the endometriosis pain has returned after a hormone therapy 
  2. If there is a growing endometriotic cyst 
  3. If the scar tissue found on the pelvic wall poses a threat to fertility 
  4. If the endometriosis interferes with other organs such as the bladder etc. 
  5. If the pain during menses ( dysmenorrhoea) refuses to subside 

Duration of hospital stay: 
Operations such as these are usually conducted at the outpatient facility owing to their less risky nature. A patient need not spent more than a day in the hospital. Rarely in severe cases of endometriosis overnight hospitalisation may also be required. One can successfully return to normal work within 1 week of the surgery. 

Post-surgical recovery: Once the laparoscopy is done, the next steps of treatment are decided based on the patient's age and severity of endometriosis. Few hormonal medicines are advised according to the desire for fertility etc. If a patient is over and above 35 years of age, the risk of miscarriages double. Since the quality of egg declines by the year, it makes sense to undergo infertility treatment such as the in vitro fertilization, intake of fertility drugs, insemination etc. If, however, the patient is below 35 years of age, makes sense to conceive naturally first and consult a doctor simultaneously. A routine check-up post-laparoscopic surgery on alternate six months for a year will keep any risks at bay.

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Endometriosis - Know More About It!

Dr. Anand Bhatt 88% (54 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ultrasonography Basic Traning Course, Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery, Advanced Infertility & ART training, Advanced training in ultrasonography, PG Diploma in IVF & Reproductive Medicine
Gynaecologist, Ahmedabad
Endometriosis - Know More About It!

Do you know about the ill effects and various serious consequences that are associated with endometriosis

In this disorder, there is a presence of endometrium (lining of uterus) outside uterus. It is likely to spread to ovaries and other nearby areas. It can involve any other part of the body also. Endometriosis, at times, causes great pain and may result in infertility

Causes 
The exact cause of endometriosis is not known. 

  1. It may occur because of a process, known as retrograde menstruation. In this, menstrual blood flows back via fallopian tubes into the pelvic cavity, along with the natural process of flowing out from the uterus. 
  2. The displaced endometrial cells stick to the pelvic wall and on the surface of pelvic organs such as ovaries, bladder, and rectum. They continue growing thicker and bleed during the menstrual cycle. 
  3. The condition is also likely to occur when small regions in the pelvis convert into endometrial tissue. 

Symptoms 
The intensity of symptoms of this condition vary. 

  1. In some women, mild symptoms are experienced, while the intensity may be severe in others. Pain in the lower abdomen is one of the common symptoms. 
  2. The severity of pain experienced does not indicate the degree or extent of endometriosis. 
  3. Other symptoms include painful periods, lower abdominal pain during and before menstruation, development of cramps, abnormal uteine bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse, discomfort during bowel movements, and lower back pain during menstrual periods. 
  4. It is also likely for you to experience no symptoms at all. 

Complications and Consequences 

  1. Problems with fertility are considered to be common with endometriosis. 
  2. Women who have mild endometriosis can conceive and give birth to a baby. 
  3. Medications do not help in improving fertility. 
  4. It is possible for some women to conceive after having the endometrial tissue removed via surgical procedures. 
  5. In case, these measures do not show effective results, you should opt for undergoing fertility treatments such as IVF i.e. in vitro fertilisation. These might improve your chances of giving birth. 

If you are affected by endometriosis and want to have a child, consult Gynaecologist. This is because your symptoms can worsen with time, which may make it difficult for you to conceive on your own. It is recommended for you to talk to doctor for suggestions and remedies.

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Endometriosis & Fertility - Is There A Link?

Dr. Pooja A Kundargi 88% (195 ratings)
MBBS, DGO, FMAS
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Endometriosis & Fertility - Is There A Link?

Endometriosis is a common gynaecological disorder where the tissue lining the uterus grows outside the uterine cavity. Endometriosis is caused most commonly by menstrual blood flowing back into the fallopian tubes instead of leaving the body. This endometrial tissue may then leak into the abdomen through a surgical scar or cut in the uterine lining, leading to endometriosis. Here are five things you should know about this condition.

It is hard to diagnose

The first roadblock to diagnosing endometriosis is that though it is a very common condition, there is a lack of knowledge about it. The classic symptoms include heavy periods, painful bowel movements and urination, depression, fatigue and pain all over the body. The only way to correctly diagnose endometriosis is through a laparoscopy or keyhole surgery.

Endometriosis is not equal to infertility

One of the myths surrounding endometriosis is that it causes infertility. However, this is not true. When treated properly, endometriosis does not affect your fertility, and it is still safe for you to have children. At the same time, you should also know that being pregnant does not cure the condition.

It can reduce your sex drive

One of the symptoms of endometriosis is chronic pain all over the body. This coupled with fatigue and depression can reduce your sex drive drastically. Additionally, the act of intercourse itself also becomes painful for women suffering from endometriosis. This pain can be dealt with through pain relievers, or by experimenting with positions to find the one which is most comfortable for you.

Some women have a higher risk of endometriosis

The exact cause and triggers of endometriosis are still unknown. However, certain factors are said to raise the risk of endometriosis. These are:

1. Genetics: Endometriosis may be passed genetically from generation to generation.
2. Pelvic infections: Scarring of the uterine walls via infections or surgeries can give the menstrual blood that falls back to the fallopian tubes a way out of the uterine cavity, and hence lead to endometriosis.
3. Short Menstrual cycles: Women with menstrual cycles that are shorter than 27 days, or those who have periods that last longer than 7 days are more susceptible to endometriosis than others. However, myths that suggest delayed pregnancy as one of the causes of endometriosis are false.

There is no known cure

The treatment for endometriosis addresses it many symptoms as there is no known cure for the disease itself. Even a hysterectomy will not cure this disease unless it includes the removal of your ovaries as well. Over the counter pain medication may help deal with the muscle aches, while hormonal treatments that slow down the production of estrogen can help with the painful menses. Light exercises such as walking and swimming can also help deal with the discomfort of endometriosis.

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Endometriosis - 5 Must Know Things About It!

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
Endometriosis - 5 Must Know Things About It!

Endometriosis is a common gynecological disorder where the tissue lining of the uterus grows outside the uterine cavity. Endometriosis is caused most commonly by menstrual blood flowing back in the Fallopian tubes, instead of leaving the body. This endometrial tissue may then leak into the abdomen through a surgical scar or cut in the uterine lining, leading to endometriosis.

Here are five things you should know about this condition:

It is hard to diagnose:
The first roadblock to diagnosing endometriosis is that though it is a very common condition, there is a lack of knowledge about it. The classic symptoms include heavy periods, painful bowel movements and urination, depressionfatigue and pain all over the body. The only way to correctly diagnose endometriosis is through a laparoscopy or keyhole surgery.

Endometriosis is not equal to infertility:
One of the myths surrounding endometriosis is that it causes infertility, however, this is not true. When treated properly, endometriosis does not affect your fertility, and it is still safe for you to have children. At the same time,you should also know that being pregnant does not cure the condition.

It can reduce your sex drive:
One of the symptoms of endometriosis is chronic pain all over the body. This, coupled with fatigue and depression can reduce your sex drive drastically. Additionally, the act of intercourse itself also becomes painful for women suffering from endometriosis. This pain can be managed with the use of pain relievers, or by experimenting with positions, which is most comfortable for you.

Some women have a higher risk of endometriosis:

The exact cause that triggers the endometriosis is still unknown. However, certain factors are said to raise the risk of endometriosis, such as:

1, Genetics: Endometriosis may be passed genetically from generation to generation.

2. Pelvic infections: Scarring of the uterine walls via infections or surgeries can give the menstrual blood that falls back to the Fallopian tubes a way out of the uterine cavity, and hence, lead to endometriosis.

3. Short Menstrual cycles: Women with menstrual cycles that are shorter than 27 days, or those who have periods that last longer than 7 days are more susceptible to endometriosis than others. However, myths that suggest delaying pregnancy as one of the causes of endometriosis are false.

There is no known cure:

The treatment for endometriosis addresses its various symptoms as there is no known cure for the disease itself. Even a hysterectomy will not cure this disease unless it includes the removal of your ovaries as well. Over the counter pain medication may help deal with the muscle aches, while hormonal treatments that slow down the production of estrogen can help with the painful menses. Light exercises such as walking and swimming can also help deal with the discomfort of endometriosis.

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Know How Can Homeopathy Help In Dealing With Infertility!

Dr. Sebastian Joseph Niravath 90% (38 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Kochi
Know How Can Homeopathy Help In Dealing With Infertility!

Homoeopathy is a complementary system of healing that believes in ‘like cures like’. But can it cure infertility? Read on to know more about the role of homoeopathy in infertility. Homoeopathy uses the same principle of ‘like cures like’ to treat infertility as well.

In scientific terms, infertility is defined as the inability to conceive despite having regular unprotected sex for one or more than one year. The cause for infertility can be either present in the male or female partner like low sperm counts in men or poor quality of sperm and hormonal disturbances, blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, fibroids etc. in women.

Homoeopathy works in infertility by - 

  1. Regulating ovulation in women
  2. Increasing sperm count and improving sperm mobility in men
  3. Removing emotional blockages
  4. Reducing stress
  5. Treating depression and anxiety

Homoeopathy is especially useful in curing infertility due to low sperm count and sperm motility. A homoeopath can identify the cause of your infertility by asking you specific questions related to your: 

  1. Age
  2. Duration of trying to conceive
  3. Nicotine, alcohol, coffee or tea consumption
  4. Genital diseases including inflammation, surgery and trauma
  5. Any other conditions you may suffer from, including hereditary conditions
  6. Any active infection in the body
  7. Exposure to toxins such as chemicals, radiation, heat or noise
  8. Stress levels

Homoeopathic remedies for infertility
If you want a sure cure for infertility, visit a reputed homoeopath who will match the right medicine with your constitution and symptoms. However, we have a list of common remedies for the condition for your information:

1. Sepia -

  • This is a very powerful uterine remedy
  • It is very useful in cases where the woman miscarries repeatedly
  • Useful in treating uterine prolapse
  • Treats late and scanty periods, irregular periods, as well as early and profuse bleeding
  • Treats irregular or absent ovulation
  • Treats low sex drive in men

2. Sabina -

  • Treats women who have recurrent miscarriages
  • Treats inflammation of ovaries and uterus after an abortion

3. Silica -

  • Boosts the immune system and improves chances of conception

4. Aurum -

  • Treats infertility caused by depression, feelings of self-hatred and worthlessness
  • Treats high blood pressure
  • Treats enlarged and prolapsed uterus

5. Phosphorus -

  • Treats infertility due to uterine polyps
  • Infertility due to anxiety and stress

6. X-Ray -

  • Treats infertility in males due to low sperm counts
  • It helps in improving the quality of sperms
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Endometriosis - How To Handle It?

MBBS, DGO, Diploma in Anesthesiology
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
Endometriosis - How To Handle It?

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a common condition where cells of the lining of the womb (the endometrium) are found elsewhere, usually in the pelvis and around the womb, ovaries and fallopian tubes. It mainly affects women during their reproductive years. Endometriosis is not an infection and it is not contagious.

What are the symptoms?

The main symptoms of endometriosis are pelvic pain, pain during or after sex and painful, sometimes heavy periods. It may cause problems with getting pregnant. It can affect many areas of a woman’s life including her general physical health, emotional wellbeing and daily routine. Many women may have no symptoms. It is a long-term condition. Some women with endometriosis become pregnant easily while others have difficulty getting pregnant.

What causes endometriosis?

Endometriosis occurs when the cells of the lining of the womb are found in other parts of the body, usually the pelvis. Each month this tissue outside the womb thickens and breaks down and bleeds in the same way as the lining of the womb. This internal bleeding into the pelvis, unlike a period, has no way of leaving the body. This causes inflammation, pain and damage to the reproductive organs. Less commonly, endometriosis may occur on the bowel and bladder, or deep within the muscle wall of the uterus (adenomyosis). It can also rarely be found in other parts of the body.

The symptoms of endometriosis are common and could be caused by a number of other conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

  • There is no simple test for endometriosis.
  • Your gynaecologist may examine your pelvic area, this will include an internal examination.
  • You may be offered a scan. This can identify whether there is an endometriosis cyst in the ovaries. A normal scan does not rule out endometriosis.
  • For most women, having a laparoscopy is the only way to confirm endometriosis; because of this, it is often referred to as the ‘gold standard’ test. This allows the gynaecologist to see the pelvic organs clearly and look for any endometriosis.

Several factors may influence your decision about treatment. These include:

  • How you feel about your situation
  • Your age
  • Whether your main symptom is pain or problems getting pregnant

What treatment can I get?

The options for treatment may be:

Pain relief

Hormone treatments: There is a range of hormone treatments to stop or reduce ovulation (the release of an egg) to allow the endometriosis to shrink or disappear. The hormonal methods below are contraceptives and will prevent you from becoming pregnant:

  • The combined oral contraceptive (COC) pill or patch. These contain the hormones estrogen and progestogen and work by preventing ovulation and can make your periods lighter, shorter and less painful.
  • The intrauterine system (IUS): this is a small T-shaped device which releases the hormone progestogen. This helps to reduce the pain and makes periods lighter. Some women get no periods at all.
  • The hormonal methods below are non-contraceptive, so contraception will be needed if you do not want to become pregnant:
  • Use of hormonal progestogens or testosterone derivatives
  • GnRH agonists are drugs that prevent estrogen being produced by the ovaries and cause temporary and reversible menopause.

Some women find that recreational exercise improves their wellbeing, which may help to improve some symptoms of endometriosis.

SurgerySurgery can be used to remove areas of endometriosis. There are different types of surgery, depending on where the endometriosis is and how extensive it is. How successful the surgery is can vary and you may need further surgery.

  • Laparoscopic surgeryThe gynaecologist removes patches of endometriosis by destroying them or cutting them out.
  • Laparotomy: If the endometriosis is severe and extensive, you may be offered a laparotomy. This is major surgery which involves a cut in the abdomen, usually in the bikini line.
  • HysterectomySome women have surgery to remove their womb (a hysterectomy) with or without the ovaries. Depending upon your own situation, your doctor should discuss hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with you if you have your ovaries removed.

What if I am having difficulty getting pregnant?

Getting pregnant can be a problem for some women with endometriosis. Your doctor should provide you with full information about your options such as assisted conception. If you become pregnant, endometriosis is unlikely to put your pregnancy at risk.

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Endometriosis - Know The Complications Of It!

Dr. Seema Saxena 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Obs & Gynae (Gold Medalist)
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Endometriosis - Know The Complications Of It!

Do you know about the ill effects and various serious consequences that are associated with endometriosis

In this disorder, there is a presence of endometrium (lining of uterus) outside uterus. It is likely to spread to ovaries and other nearby areas. It can involve any other part of the body also. Endometriosis, at times, causes great pain and may result in infertility

Causes 
The exact cause of endometriosis is not known. 

  1. It may occur because of a process, known as retrograde menstruation. In this, menstrual blood flows back via fallopian tubes into the pelvic cavity, along with natural process of flowing out from the uterus. 
  2. The displaced endometrial cells stick to the pelvic wall and on the surface of pelvic organs such as ovaries, bladder, and rectum. They continue growing thicker and bleed during menstrual cycle. 
  3. The condition is also likely to occur when small regions in the pelvis convert into endometrial tissue. 

Symptoms 
The intensity of symptoms of this condition vary. 

  1. In some women, mild symptoms are experienced, while the intensity may be severe in others. Pain in the lower abdomen is one of the common symptoms. 
  2. The severity of pain experienced does not indicate the degree or extent of endometriosis. 
  3. Other symptoms include painful periods, lower abdominal pain during and before menstruation, development of cramps, abnormal uteine bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse, discomfort during bowel movements, and lower back pain during menstrual periods. 
  4. It is also likely for you to experience no symptoms at all. 

Complications and Consequences 

  1. Problems with fertility are considered to be common with endometriosis. 
  2. Women who have mild endometriosis can conceive and give birth to a baby. 
  3. Medications do not help in improving fertility. 
  4. It is possible for some women to conceive after having the endometrial tissue removed via surgical procedures. 
  5. In case, these measures do not show effective results, you should opt for undergoing fertility treatments such as IVF i.e. in vitro fertilisation. These might improve your chances of giving birth. 

If you are affected by endometriosis and want to have a child, consult Gynaecologist. This is because your symptoms can worsen with time, which may make it difficult for you to conceive on your own. It is recommended for you to talk to doctor for suggestions and remedies.

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Homoeopathic Treatment Of Endometriosis!

Dr. Jyoti Singh 90% (1134 ratings)
BHMS, MA Psychology & Traning Counselling
Homeopathy Doctor, Delhi
Homoeopathic Treatment Of Endometriosis!

What is endometriosis?

The lining of the womb (uterus) is known as the endometrium. Endometriosis is a condition in which the endometrium is present outside of the uterus as well. Usually, the ectopic endometrium is seen in the lower abdomen only (ovaries, fallopian tubes, pelvis) but endometriosis may rarely spread to parts other than pelvis and can appear anywhere in the body.

In endometriosis, the endometrium present at abnormal sites also responds to each menstrual cycle. So the endometrium outside the uterus also thickens, breaks and bleeds with each cycle of menses.

Since the abnormal sites of endometrium in endometriosis have no way of exit to discharge out the blood, cysts are formed entrapping the discharge. The surrounding tissues are also irritated causing adhesions and the organs stick to each other.

Sometimes there are no symptoms in mild endometriosis but mostly women suffer from severe pain during periods, during sexual intercourse and infertility can also occur.

Risk factors:

  • Nulliparous: never giving birth can trigger endometriosis.
  • Early menarche: early onset of menses during puberty.
  • Late menopause: having menses until old age can trigger endometriosis.
  • Oestrogen: high levels of oestrogen can also cause endometriosis.
  • Being thin: being underweight can also cause endometriosis.
  • Smoking: can predispose to the development of endometriosis.
  • Alcohol: consumption in large amount on a regular basis can also trigger endometriosis.
  • Family history: of endometriosis can also be a factor.
  • Uterine abnormalities: which don’t trap the menstrual flow can also cause endometriosis due to inflammation.

Complications:

  • Infertility: females with endometriosis have difficulty in conceiving. Endometriosis may obstruct the way of egg or sperm thus preventing fertilisation.
  • Ovary cancer: endometriosis may predispose to develop ovarian cancer at a higher rate than expected.

Symptoms & causes
Symptoms

  • Painful periods: mild cramping and pain are normal during periods but for a woman with endometriosis; pain is far worse and restrict her daily life works. The pain starts before the periods start and lasts for several days with pain in the lower back.
  • Painful sexual intercourse: due to adhesions sexual intercourse is painful and pay may occur for quite some time after intercourse.
  • Heavy periods: heavy flow is seen during menses.
  • Spotting between menses: may also be seen in some cases.
  • Infertility: due to obstruction caused by endometriosis adhesions the egg and sperm fail to meet causing infertility.
  • Regular menstrual symptoms: nausea, vomiting, weakness, fatigue and bloating is also seen during menses.

Causes

  • Backflow of menstrual blood: would cause sticking of endometrial cells to stick to the ovaries, fallopian tubes or in the pelvic cavity and they would grow there and bleed there.
  • Transformation of peritoneal tissues: to endometrial tissues would cause endometriosis.
  • Oestrogen: can trigger the transformation of tissues in the foetus to endometrial tissues at abnormal places. Prolonged administration of oestrogen in adult life can also trigger the transformation.
  • Surgical scar: of hysterectomy or cesarean section may cause sticking of endometrial tissues to the scar causing endometriosis.


Diagnosis & treatment
Diagnosis

  • Pelvic examination: The uterus and surrounding structures are movable as the uterus hangs freely with support of ligaments but adhesions caused by endometriosis can cause restriction of mobility.
  • Transvaginal ultrasonography: would reveal adhesions and endometriomas (trapped secretions in a cyst).
  • MRI: would give more detailed information.
  • Laparoscopy: is a surgical procedure that allows visualisation of the abdomen thus would reveal the condition.

Treatment:

  • Pain management - It is the first line of treatment which is given by administering NSAIDs, painkillers etc.
  • Hormone therapy - Oral contraceptive pills would help in relieving pain but it would not treat the condition completely.
  • Surgery - This is done to remove tissues of endometriosis at abnormal sites.
  • Hysterectomy - along with ovaries is done in rare cases.
  • Homeopathy - It is an alternative system of medicine which can help in the permanent treatment of endometriosis very well.

Management

  • Hot fomentation: hot baths, hot water bag can help in relieving pain along with cramping.
  • Regular exercise: can help in improving the symptoms over time.
  • Healthy diet: would help in feeling healthy.
  • Homeopathy: homeopathic medicines would help in the permanent treatment of endometriosis.

Homeopathic management
There are several homeopathic medicines available which can treat the conditions permanently. Medicines like pulsatilla, natrum mur, sulphur, calcarea carb, tuberculinum, causticum etc act very well in managing the cases of endometriosis. But the medicines should be given only after the symptom study and constitutional study.

Do’s & don’ts -
Do’s -

  • Do regular physical exercise.
  • Use a hot water bag for pain.
  • Hot baths would also help in those days to feel better.
  • Take a healthy diet

Don’ts -

  • Don’t smoke.
  • Don’t take much alcohol.

Infertility - How Effective Is Homeopathy?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopathy Doctor, Surat
Infertility - How Effective Is Homeopathy?

For most couples, having a child is their dream come true. For those who are not able to see this dream come true, the reasons could be due to issues in either the male or the female (impotence or infertility respectively). There could be multiple underlying causes of impotence and infertility including physiologic reasons and strained relationships.

As with all other conditions, homoeopathy looks at both impotence and infertility as a whole and tries to provide a remedy not just to the issue at hand, but to the problem as a whole.

Impotence: Common causes for impotence include hormonal issues, neurologic disturbances, psychological issues, and pathological causes like infections, inflammation, etc. The first step in treatment depends on identifying the underlying cause and then giving a remedy. Some of the common homoeopathy medicines are listed below, but self-medication is not advisable.

  1. In cases where emotional desire and physical ability are lacking, Agnus Castus is used effectively. In these patients, the genital organs are usually cold, flaccid, and relaxed.
  2. In people who have mental depression, Caladium is the treatment of choice. The desire is strong but the erections are very weak in these people.
  3. In men with rapid, involuntary semen discharge, Selenium is indicated
  4. In men with low sperm count, X-ray helps to improve both the quantity and quality of sperms.
  5. In men with small testes and/or prostate enlargement, Sabal Serrulata is used effectively.

Infertility: This is caused by a multitude of factors including structural abnormalities in the pelvic organs, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, hormonal imbalances, pelvic inflammatory disease, infections like Chlamydia and gonorrhoea), blocked fallopian tubes, or thyroid disorders. The underlying reason should first be identified before treating infertility. Some of the commonly used homoeopathy medicines are listed below.

  1. In females with infertility due to acid vaginal discharges, Borax and Natrum Phos are used. Borax is used where the discharge is copious, warm, and resembles egg white. Natrum Phos is used in cases where the discharge is creamy and honey coloured and sour smelling.
  2. In women with menorrhagia or dysfunctional bleeding, Calcarea Carb is used. The periods are usually ahead of time, are too heavy, and last very long. Aletris farinose is used when the periods are heavy and early along with a history of frequent abortions.
  3. In women with irregular, scanty periods, Pulsatilla and Sepia are indicated. Pulsatilla is used when there are multiple ovarian cysts. Sepia is used in women who have a bearing down sensation of the uterus.

Of note, in both impotence and infertility, self-medication is not advised. The doctor will have a detailed discussion to find out what is right for you. For best results, involve the partner as well.
 

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Endometriosis - How To Get Rid Of It?

Dr. Harshini.V 89% (10 ratings)
MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Diploma in Advanced Gynaec Laparoscopic Surgery
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Endometriosis - How To Get Rid Of It?

When tissues that usually grow inside the uterus, start growing outside the organ, it is called endometriosis. Painful periods, pain during sex, pain while urinating or bowel movements, extreme bleeding, fatigue, infertility, diarrhea, bloating and nausea are some of the symptoms of endometriosis.

Treating endometriosis usually depends on the following factors

  1. Age
  2. Severity of symptoms
  3. Severity of the disease
  4. Future plans for children

Depending on these the doctor might opt for any of the following treatments

  1. Medication for Pain: If the symptoms are mild, then the doctor will prescribe some pain killers like Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. 
  2. Hormone Therapy: Hormone therapy is effective, but once you stop them, your symptoms may come back. Some of the hormone therapies include: 
    • Hormonal Contraceptives: Birth control pills, vaginal rings and patches are useful in controlling the hormones that are responsible for tissue build-up outside the uterine cavity. 
    • Medroxyprogesterone: This drug stops menstruation, which in turn stops the tissue build-up and put an end to all the symptoms. But on the other hand, gaining weight, low bone production and depression are some of the common effects of this drug. 
    • Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (Gn-RH) antagonists and agonists: Hormones that stimulate ovaries are blocked by these. They bring down oestrogen levels and hence prevent menstruation. 
    • Danazol: This drug prevents menstruation and symptoms of endometriosis by blocking the hormones that stimulate the ovaries. However, Danazol may not be a favourable option because of its side effects. The drug should be avoided during pregnancy.
  3. Conservative Surgery: If you are trying to get pregnant, but you already suffer from endometriosis, then removing endometriosis surgically is a viable solution. Your uterus and ovaries will be preserved, which might increase your chances of becoming pregnant. Even suffering from severe pain might find relief from conservative surgery. 
  4. Hysterectomy: In extreme cases, the only way to deal with the symptoms is to completely remove the uterus, ovaries and cervix. Since a hysterectomy means you cannot have children, it is kept as the last option for women in their reproductive age.
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