ENDOMETRIOSIS

Sep 5, 2008

ENDOMETRIOSIS- benign lesions in which cells resembling the endometrium growth outside the the uterus

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • found growing abruptly in the pelvic cavity outside the uterus
  • occur at any age but more on 25 -45 years old
  • may cause sterility
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:
  • painful defication
  • abnormal uterine bleeding
  • persistent infertility
  • hematuria and dysuria due to bladder involvement
  • hematuria- blood in the urine
  • dysuria-difficulty in urination
  • ruptured cyst-mimic acute ruptured appendicitis and ruptured ectopic pregnancy
NURSING MANAGEMENT
  • Provide emotional support- allow patient to discuss feelings and concerns including family
  • encourage bed rest
  • observation of abdominal pain and may apply hot bags to relieve the pain
  • Prepare patient for surgery if ordered by the physician
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