****WARNING!!!! This is inside the body. The bowels to be specific. It is graphic so please watch with caution! END WARNING!!!****
Hullo my friends! *Oh God she’s posting again that means we have to learn something!* Shut up Ray William Johnson’s troll! No one asked you! Anyway as usual if you’d like to know more read below otherwise you and the troll should skip it and head straight to the video!
So this is what is called bowel endometrioma. And yeah, endometrioma and endometriosis are related which you’ll see below. Typically endometriomas usually present as a pelvic mass arising from growth of ectopic endometrial tissue within the ovary or in this case, the bowel. More often than not they contain thick brown tar-like fluid. That’s why they’re referred to as “chocolate cysts.” They’re usually densely adherent to surrounding structures, such as the peritoneum, fallopian tubes, and bowel (depending on where its located). An endometrioma may be associated with symptoms of endometriosis (eg, pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, and dyspareunia) or identified at the time of evaluation for a pelvic mass or infertility. A woman with a ruptured endometrioma may initially present with peritoneal signs and symptoms, elevated white blood cell count, and low grade fever, similar to patients with acute pelvic inflammatory disease or appendicitis.
The bad thing is they really don’t know what causes these things. One hypothesis is that retrograde passage of menstrual blood or shedding from endometriosis implants deposit on the ovary or bowel. Progressive invagination of the ovarian cortex over these deposits then leads to formation of an endometrioma, which is actually a pseudocyst. The cyst contents of endometriomas contain high concentrations of iron, presumably from chronic bleeding into the cyst, possibly at the time of menses.
So that’s really all that there is known about them. With all that we know and the technology we have, its really not a lot. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!
Uploaded to Youtube by ggparsa on Nov 14, 2011