Premature birth due to endometriosis

Women with chronic endometriosis are more at risk of premature birth, as well as other complications in late pregnancy.

This is evidenced by the results of a study of scientists from the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden), presented by the authors at the conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Amsterdam. In the largest of its kind, 13,000 patients participated.

According to the Swedish scientists, chronic endometriosis is a common disease among women of childbearing age, and causes premature birth and pre-eclampsia (late toxicosis of a pregnant woman, characterized by increased blood pressure, swelling, etc.).

According to the researchers, women with chronic endometriosis during pregnancy are given insufficient attention from health professionals.

Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the cells of the inner lining of the uterus. Symptoms include copious periods, pain and nausea.

Based on materials Health-ua.org

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