The lining inside the uterus is known as endometrium. As part of the normal menstrual cycle, when hormones are released in the body, the endometrium is broken down and shed. The endometrium is only found inside the uterus, but sometimes the cells similar to the endometrium grow inside other parts of the female reproductive organs such as the ovaries or fallopian tubes. This is known as endometriosis. In rare cases, the endometrial tissue is found in other parts of the body outside the female reproductive organs.
Other than endometrium, the endometrium-like tissue which is found outside the uterus, also reacts to hormones and begins to bleed during menstruation. This sometimes causes blood to be trapped in spots causing irritation, formation of cysts, benign or malignant tumours, or development of scar tissue. Sometimes endometriosis can also cause infertility.
Pain during bowel movements
Other symptoms during menstruation such as nausea, fatigue, improper bowel movements, and more
Menstrual blood flow-back into other parts of the female reproductive tract
Transformation of certain cells due to hormones into endometrial-like cells
Implantation of endometrial cells into surgical incisions during menstruation
Transport of endometrial cells into other parts of the body through the lymphatic system
For Sujok treatment for Endometriosis pain, massage the highlighted area (see pic) till you feel better. You can apply any dried seeds or blue colour on the shown area.
(Rajshree Vora is an obesity consultant, dietitian and nutritionist, Sujok therapist, counsellor, and yoga therapist. You can write to her at email@example.com)
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