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Endometriosis

Endometriosis

Millions of women in Germany suffer from endometriosis - and may not even know, as it is still paid far too little attention and often only discovered after several years. It is a common cause of female infertility. If endometriosis is treated correctly, this significantly increases the chances of the desire for a child being fulfilled.

Every year, some 40,000 women receive an astonishing diagnosis: the endometrium, the technical term for the lining of the uterus, is found not only inside the uterus, but also in places it shouldn’t be, for example the ovaries, the intestine or the bladder, or even in the deep layers of the uterine muscles. This is called endometriosis, taken from the technical term, and endometrial plaques occurring in the affected areas.

In Germany, “only” some 10 percent of women are affected in total, but this number is much higher in young women unable to have children: a good 30 to 40 percent. While the disease itself is usually not dangerous, and in many cases completely without symptoms, in other cases women may experience severe period pains, back pain and pain during intercourse - and even reduced fertility, reduced quality of egg cells, disruption of the transporting of sperm through the uterus and disruption to the functional unit made up of the fallopian tubes and ovaries.

In fact, endometriosis, which is identified with a laparoscopy, almost always carried out as an out-patient procedure, is one of the most common benign diseases in women. If you have been diagnosed with this condition, our experts will check the stage: if the endometriosis is mild and the partner has a good sperm analysis, pregnancy can be possible if sexual intercourse is optimised according to the monthly cycle; “assisted fertilisation”, with the selection of sperm cells (intrauterine insemination) is also possible.

For advanced stages, experience has shown that in vitro fertilisation methods must be used.

Correctly treating endometriosis can significantly increase the chances of conceiving. We will inform you of the potential therapies available, including which are most suitable for you personally given your specific complaints, and further procedures, in detail and reliably. In this way, we significantly increase the probability of conception - and accompany on your way to fulfilling your dream.

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