Also called: Endo

Endometriosis is a problem affecting a woman's uterus - the place where a baby grows when she's pregnant. Endometriosis is when the kind of tissue that normally lines the uterus grows somewhere else. It can grow on the ovaries, behind the uterus or on the bowels or bladder. Rarely, it grows in other parts of the body. This "misplaced" tissue can cause pain, infertility and very heavy periods. The pain is usually in the abdomen, lower back or pelvic areas. Some women have no symptoms at all. Having trouble getting pregnant may be the first sign. The cause of endometriosis is not known. Pain medicines and hormones often help. Severe cases may need surgery. There are also treatments to improve fertility in women with endometriosis.

Endometriosis Discussions

  1. link 3surgeries2many
    get it all out
    Speaking from experience and many surgeries. I am 31 and have no "girly parts left". They didn't take it all right away but every time they - 86% more...
    3surgeries2many- over a year ago - in Endometriosis
  2. link Denay
    decisions at 21
    im 21. in july 07' i underwent an endoscope and removal of endo. shortly after my body went into shock from the surgery and i had a cycle. in aug 07 m - 86% more...
    Denay- over a year ago - 11 Replies - in Endometriosis
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