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Endometriosis


Endometriosis
Understanding Your Endometriosis

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a chronic disease in which endometrial-like tissue is found outside of the uterus. This tissue, which normally lines the uterine cavity, is associated with monthly…

Stages of Endometriosis

What are the stages of endometriosis? Endometriosis is classified into four stages: I-minimal, II-mild, III-moderate, and IV-severe. Staging has been defined by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine…

Causes of Endometriosis

Overview While science can't point to a singular cause of endometriosis, a multitude of highly supported theories exist, from the classic Sampson’s theory of retrograde menstruation to more modern…

Symptoms of Endometriosis

How would I know if I have endometriosis? It can be very difficult for any woman, regardless of her age, to recognize the symptoms of endometriosis. The disease often goes undiagnosed for years, only…

Diagnosing Endometriosis

Introduction Endometriosis is often one of the most underdiagnosed, misdiagnosed, and mistreated diseases in reproductive-aged women. Because the first step to receiving successful treatment is a proper…

Misdiagnosis of Endometriosis

Why is endometriosis often misdiagnosed? There is a multitude of misdiagnoses that doctors will assign to endometriosis. This is primarily because endometriosis is a complex disorder that can often mask…

Endometriosis in Teenage Girls

Introduction It is very important to diagnose endometriosis early in an adolescent's life. The earlier you diagnose endo, the easier to manage and prevent the consequences of the disease’s later…

Menstrual Clots
Blood Clots During a Period, menstrual clots, period clots, painful periods

What are menstrual clots? Menstrual clots are lumps of coagulated blood or tissue. They are discharged from the uterus during menstruation when the lining of the uterus or endometrium sheds and is…

Painful Sex (Dyspareunia)

What is painful sex (dyspareunia)? Dyspareunia is the medical term used to define painful sexual intercourse. It is one of the most common symptoms of endometriosis [1] and yet the one many patients and…

Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhea)

What is a painful period (dysmenorrhea)? Dysmenorrhea is the scientific term used to describe painful periods. There are two types of dysmenorrhea: primary dysmenorrhea and secondary dysmenorrhea [1].…

Excessive uterine bleeding and pelvic pain

Overview Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is defined as menstrual bleeding of abnormal quantity, duration, or schedule. AUB is a major health problem requiring hospital admission in reproductive-aged women…

Pancreatic Endometriosis

Overview Pancreatic endometriosis is a condition where tissue resembling the lining of the uterus, or the endometrium grows in and around the pancreas. It can occur with or without classical endometriosis…


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Endometriosis: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

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