Women with endometriosis initially experience menstrual cramps, heavy menstruation, and long periods. Gradually, some may develop symptoms of frequent urination, and they can run to the toilet more than a dozen times a day. Some even will urinate blood, which brings great trouble to patients. So what's going on?
Here's how endometriosis can lead to frequent urination:
Endometriosis is when the active endometrium that grows inside the uterine cavity invades elsewhere. Typically, this "escaped" endometrium travels through the fallopian tubes into the pelvic cavity, ovaries, or intestinal wall for ectopic implantation.
These "misplaced" endometrium will also shed and bleed with the patient's menstrual cycle, just like normal endometrium. But it cannot be drained because it is not in the uterine cavity. And then it will deposit in the pelvic cavity, the ovaries, and so on.
We all know that there are more organs in the pelvic cavity. If the lesions in the pelvic cavity invade these organs, they will lead to related symptoms in patients.
Endometrial cells are planted near the bladder and can irritate the lining of the bladder, leading to frequent urination, painful urination, and blood during menstruation. This phenomenon usually occurs during menstruation and disappears with the end of menstruation.
In other words, some patients with endometriosis have frequent urination because the reproductive and urinary systems are close together. In addition, endometriosis can occur in various organs, such as the bladder and ureter, and there will also be endometriosis lesions. The ectopic lesions in the myometrium will make the uterus grow larger, and the uterus of some patients is the same size as that of the third or fourth month of pregnancy, thus pressing the bladder and resulting in frequent urination.
Therefore, when women have frequent urination, in addition to seeing a doctor in the department of nephrology or urology, they also need to see a doctor in the department of gynecology. For frequent urination, patients need to treat endometriosis to solve the problem.
How can you treat endometriosis? Common treatments for endometriosis include medication and surgery.
Medication: The idea is that because endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent disease, the progression of endometriosis may stop if estrogen levels are lowered. Therefore, some drugs are currently used, such as large doses of progesterone capsules (pills), clomiphene, letrozole, etc. Some natural herbs can also play a therapeutic effect, such as Poria cocos, atractylodes, angelica sinensis, and so on.
The TCM Fuyan pill is recommended. It can effectively eliminate menstrual pain and other symptoms in patients. And it can also improve the patient's resistance. The symptoms will not recur or worsen after patients stop taking the drug.
If medication is not adequate or the scope of the lesion becomes large, surgical treatment can be selected as appropriate.
Surgical treatment: The operation of endometriosis is mainly the chocolate cyst formed by endometriosis on the ovary, which can be carried out of the removal of ovarian endometriosis cyst, pelvic lesion ablation, deep nodular endometriosis lesion resection and the treatment of adenomyosis.
This is an introduction to frequent urination due to endometriosis and its treatment. So many people don't know what to look for, which will delay treatment. Women should have known about it by now, and I hope the above information will be helpful to women of childbearing age.
You may also be interested in: