Chamia, you will speak during slides 1-3. Words~ 410
You have the most slides to cover because they are less informative.
First introduce the group and our topic
Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological diseases, affecting
more than 5.5 million women in North America alone. The two most common
symptoms of Endometriosis are pain and infertility. Some women have pain before
and during their periods, as well as during or after sex. This pain can be so
intense that it affects a woman’s quality of life, from her relationships, to her day-
to-day activities. Some women don’t have any symptoms from Endometriosis.
Others may not find out they have the disease until they have trouble getting
pregnant. Symptoms may depend on the site of active Endometriosis. Currently,
there is no known cure for Endometriosis. Even with laparotomy there is a chance
a recurrence. There are some allopathic and holistic treatments used to reduce
pain, inhibit growth, and improve quality of life.
(Refer to the stats on the slide and introduce the short video on Endometriosis
Most women with Endometriosis experience pain on or around the time of
their menstrual period. The means in which Endometriosis causes pain is subject
to much research. One theory on the cause of pain is the small surface areas the
endometriosis rupture, this could produce pelvic irritation or pelvic pain. Another
Theory for the cause of pain is the presence of adhesions in the pelvic are, any
motion of these organs (i.e. during intercourse), could produce pelvic pain. One
other theory for pelvic pain during the menstrual cycle in patients with
Endometriosis is the chemical changes that occur in the peritoneal fluid. The
sudden onset of severe generalized abdominal pain is suggested to be caused from
leakage or rupture from an endometrioma causing bleeding from the
Endometriosis site. Symptoms of Endometriosis include: nausea, vomiting,
fainting, dizzy spells, constipation, or diarrhea (usually prior to, during or after
the period). Symptoms may also include chronic fatigue, mood swings, back pain,
Dyspareunia) pain during intercourse, and abdominal and intestinal pain.
Changes in menstruation have also been reported, it can become frequent,
constant, heavy, and/or clotty.