What Is Bowel Endometriosis?

Q:
What is bowel endometriosis?

A:
Endometriosis is a painful disorder. In the condition, tissue that normally lines your uterus grows in other parts of your pelvis, such as ovaries or fallopian tubes.

The different types of endometriosis are based on where the tissue is located. So in bowel endometriosis, endometrial tissue grows on the surface or inside of your intestines.

What are the symptoms of bowel endometriosis?

  • pain when you have a bowel movement
  • abdominal cramps
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • bloating
  • straining with bowel movements
  • rectal bleeding

What causes bowel endometriosis?
In fact, doctors don’t know the exact cause of bowel endometriosis. But there are some possible ones:

  • retrograde menstruation
  • early cell transformation
  • transplantation
  • genes

Although endometriosis can’t be cured, medicine and surgery can help treat your symptoms. But if you don’t have symptoms, treatment may not be necessary.

What kind of treatment you should get depends on how severe your endometriosis is and where it’s located.

Keywords: bowel endometriosis, endometriosis bowel

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.