What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is caused by uterine tissue growth outside of the uterus, which produces lesions that respond to the menstrual cycle. Growths can occur on the ovaries, surfaces of the abdominal area, and (rarely) in other parts of the body. Symptoms include extremely painful menstrual cramps, chronic pelvic/intestinal pain, painful bowel movement/urination, infertility, and pain during sex. Endometriosis can be confirmed and treatment recommended only after a minor surgery (laparoscopy) is performed.


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