Gravidanza e endometriosi
<strong>The question </strong> After one year my wife (who has endometriosis) got pregnant. We are looking for information on the effect of pregnancy upon endometriosis : is there a risk that endometriosis can grow. .
<span style=”color: #ff0000;”><strong>The answer </strong></span>
<strong><span style=”color: #000000;”>effect of a pregnancy upon endometriosis</span>.</strong>
<p style=”padding-left: 30px;”>Pregnancy makes endometriosis and the endometrium decidualise ie both become less active, and endometriosis cause less pain.
Deep endometriosis can increase slightly in size since decidualised cells are slightly bigger. Only when there is a very big nodule with over 90% occlusion of the bowel, there is some risk of a complete occlusion. Therefore these women should be operated before pregnancy. All the others can be happy to be pregnant and forget temperarily about endometriosis.
After the pregnancy, endometriosis reactivates
Most important is to know that a pregnancy does not increase endometriosis ; it however also does not cure endometriosis.
<strong>effect of endometriosis upon the pregnancy </strong>: None
Prof P.R. Koninckx