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Laparoscopic Excision Surgery Improves Sex Life of Women With Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis

Laparoscopic excision surgery improves sex life for women with deep infiltrating endometriosis

A recent study led by Dr. Francisco Carmona has found that the health-related quality of sexual life of women with deep infiltrating endometriosis improves after laparoscopic excision surgery and is similar to that of healthy women six months after Surgery.

For the study, published in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology and carried out by a team of researchers led by the Dr. Francisco Carmona, 200 patients were recruited at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona: 129 women had deep infiltrating endometriosis, 64 women were healthy and underwent tubal ligation, and 7 women were excluded because they refused to participate in the study or because they had peritoneal endometriosis.

The researchers used four different questionnaires to assess the quality of sexual life and the health-related quality of life of women with deep infiltrative endometriosis who underwent laparoscopic excision surgery.

All the women answered the four questionnaires before surgery. The patients with deep infiltration endometriosis they also completed the questionnaires six months and three years after surgery.

Before surgery, the responses to the questionnaires showed that women with deep infiltration endometriosis had a significant deterioration in quality of sexual life and health-related quality of life.

After surgery, the health-related and sexual quality of life of women with deep infiltrating endometriosis had improved and was comparable to that of healthy women.

Six months after laparoscopic excision surgery, responses showed that the health-related and sexual quality of life of women with deep infiltrating endometriosis had improved and was comparable to that of healthy women. Three years after surgery, the improvements remained with only a slight reduction compared to six months after surgery.

The findings of this study led by Dr. Francisco Carmona and in which, among others, the Dr. Mariona Rius, is important because they can help guide the correct standard of care in the surgical treatment of deep infiltrating endometriosis.

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La endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects young women of reproductive age, from the time they get their period until it goes away, although a small percentage of cases maintain symptoms during their period. menopause.

It is a disease that produces a lot of pain during menstruation and ovulation, often continuous pelvic pain, discomfort in sexual intercourse and, in some cases, makes pregnancy difficult or directly prevents it.

Seek medical help if your periods are painful and prevent you from going to work, school, enjoying your free time, having sex with your partner without suffering severe pain, or, if when you have an orgasm, it hurts at the moment or at next day, because you most likely have endometriosis.

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