The name endometriosis comes from the word "endometrium" which is the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. Endometriosis occurs when tissue that looks and acts like endometrial tissue is found outside the uterus, usually inside the pelvic cavity.
If not treated, the lesions may increase in numbers and seriousness, while the symptoms of endometriosis
may get worse. In addition, it is known that women who suffer from the disease also have increased risk of developing other conditions. Then what other serious conditions can endometriosis lead to if it has not been cured immediately.
Infertility is the main complication of endometriosis. Endometriosis is responsible for about a third of cases of female infertility. Endometriosis rarely causes an absolute inability to conceive, but it can contribute to infertility both directly and indirectly. Approximately one-third to one-half of women with endometriosis has difficulty getting pregnant. Endometriosis may obstruct the tube and keep the egg and sperm from uniting. But the condition also seems to affect fertility in less-direct ways, such as damage to the sperm or egg.
Ovarian cancer does occur at higher than expected rates in women with endometriosis. But the overall lifetime risk of ovarian cancer is low to begin with. Some studies suggest that endometriosis increases that risk, but it's still relatively low. Although rare, another type of cancer — endometriosis-associated adenocarcinoma — can develop later in life in women who have had endometriosis.
Uterine fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus, which can cause abnormal bleeding, pain and pressure, despite the fact that its reasons are not understood and may be unnoticed for some time. Ovarian cysts are structures resembling a closed sac formed within the ovary and filled with a liquid or semisolid substance, causing pain in the abdomen or pelvis. Finally, uterine cancer or cancer on other parts of the female reproductive system is also a problem that may occur to any woman.
So if you left endometriosis untreated, it would lead to serious situation. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for endometriosis, but there are treatments meant to ease the symptoms of the disease, the main ones being pain and infertility. Treatment options
1. Pain relieving medication by reducing inflammation
2. Hormonal Treatment: this reduces or stops release of eggs from the ovary (ovulation) hence causing endometriosis to shrink or disappear. It is not a treatment option for patients who want to get pregnant.
3. Surgery to treat or remove areas of endometriosis or total removal of uterus (not appropriate for patients who want to get pregnant)
4. Fertility treatment since endometriosis is a cause of infertility
5. Exercise helps to improve patients' well-being and reduce symptoms
6. Diet: Cutting dairy or wheat products relieve symptoms
7. Herbal medicine
Herbal medicine named Fuyan Pill can treat endometriosis effectively though it may work slowly compared with other options. As the formula of Fuyan Pill is strictly controlled, it's a very safe herbal remedy with no side effect. No side effect or allergy has been reported since Fuyan Pill has been used for years.