Endometriosis Month

Endometriosis is a chronic and often painful condition in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus, called the endometrium, grows outside of the uterus. This tissue can grow on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, the outside of the uterus, the bladder, or other organs in the pelvis.

During each menstrual cycle, this tissue outside the uterus thickens and breaks down, causing inflammation, pain, and sometimes the formation of scar tissue. Symptoms of endometriosis can include painful periods, pain during sex, infertility, and bowel or bladder problems.

Endometriosis can be diagnosed through a pelvic exam, ultrasound, or laparoscopy, and it can be treated through medications, surgery, or a combination of both. While there is no cure for endometriosis, with proper management, many women with the condition are able to manage their symptoms and lead fulfilling lives.

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