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Endometriosis And Infertility

Millions of women in the United States suffer from endometriosis. Many go untreated or undiagnosed. The outcome of untreated endometriosis can be very serious, including infertility, progressive pain and organ damage.

Thoses who suffer the effects of endometriosis often experience debilitating pain and discomfort. Some end up losing their jobs or even dropping out of school to try and cope with the pain. The problem is, many women think that they are just experiencing normal period pain, such as cramping, abdominal pain and back pain. Endometriosis is a progressive disease and gets worse over time. Delaying treatment can cause infertility and severe organ damage.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of endometriosis, you need to see your doctor right away. This is not something that should be put off, due to the escalating nature of the disorder. Symptoms may be very mild and sometimes go completely unnoticed by some women. This does not mean that the endometriosis is not severe. Endometriosis tends to be illusive due to the fact that symptoms can be anywhere from not noticeable to extreme. Also, the diagnosis is difficult because endometriosis symptoms mimic many other diseases and disorders.

If symptoms are noticeable, they can include pelvic pain, menstrual cramps that can be severe, and/or cramping during intercourse, urination or bowel movements. Symptoms generally get progressively worse over time, but they can vary a lot from woman to woman. Some women have varying degrees of pain and some experience more relief over time. It is very hard to pinpoint endometriosis symptoms and it is often dismissed as part of the menstrual cycle. The one thing that generally triggers women to seek diagnosis and treatment is infertility.

Endometriosis is only properly diagnosed through laparoscopy. Laparoscopy gives the doctor a clear view inside of the pelvis and abdomen. Biopsies of tissues can be taken during the laparoscopic treatment to help produce an accurate diagnosis. Laparoscopy is usually performed under general anesthesia and is considered a minor surgery. The abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide to give the surgeon room to look around. A laparoscope is inserted through a small incision and patients usually go home the same day after the procedure. It should be noted that even after the procedure some women may experience difficulties conceiving. It is recommended that the male partner also take steps to increase sperm levels. Lean how to increase sperm volume by following the link.

For the people who have endometriosis are not always infertile, but many are. About a quarter of women seeking infertility treatment discover, through exploratory laparoscopy, that endometriosis is the cause of their infertility. Many women are able to regain their fertility after a laparoscopic surgery. Be sure that you select a skilled and experienced infertility specialist, or reproductive endocrinologist to perform your laparoscopy endometriosis treatment.

My Girlfriend In Brampton Had Her Babys Cord Blood Banked

Last night, before I went to bed, I had a long conversation over the phone with my girlfriend in Brampton. She sounded so happy, so at peace about the outcome of her babys journey, relieved for the decision she had made to have her newborns cord blood banked exactly as she had planned throughout her pregnancy.

The doctors were so nice to her. Everything went on smoothly, without any kind of incidents: no pain, no stress, no fear. Right after the baby was born, the guys from CReATe Cord Blood Bank were expecting the cord blood, and it was easy to arrange a fast delivery from Brampton to Toronto by courier, so she did not have to worry for a second about the safety of her recently collected sample.

She told me that she had absolutely no regrets about the decision she had made, confessing that this would make her sleep well at night for as long as she and her baby live (and they should, for quite a long time, considering the kind of arrangement she managed to pull through).

I asked her what made her resort to this kind of medical procedure, knowing that, to some people out there, this is kind of expensive. She admitted having weighed for some time all the pros and cons. Yet, the answer came very fast in her case.

It was more like a hunch that this is exactly what any mother needs to do for her and her familys peace of mind. The best life insurance anyone can get, made possible through the miracle of life germinating in what doctors used to consider waste material some decades ago talking about the umbilical cord that was clamped, cut and discarded in the old days.

To think how far we have come these days, storing stem cell containing cord blood, freezing it, until anyone else on the planet found to be a match can safely use it to recreate new cells. Healthy ones, capable of replacing the old, damaged ones. Talk about revolution in medicine!

Forgive my enthusiasm. I am just happy for her! Especially since I know that she lost both of her sisters to leukemia and the odds of this blood disease striking again in her family are pretty high. Yet, she somehow managed to gain the upper hand and be prepared in case something like this were to happen again.

Quite impossible, given the promise of renewed life she now holds for the next 20 years, that is how long the cord blood bank promised to take care of her babys precious cells when she sealed the deal with them. I know it sound pretty silly of me to make such a fuss over this regular routine, but, believe me, I never heard her so content about any of her other long-term life insurances. Because none of those involved the promise of getting a second chance to starting all over again, virtually from scratch...