Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus, usually involving the pelvic cavity and its organs. This could include the abdominal wall, intestine, ovaries, fallopian tubes and other organs. This condition tends to affect the quality of life of the person involved, often causing difficulties in pain management, fertility, bowel movements and urination.

endometriosis2Although 50% of Endometriosis cases may be asymptomatic, the condition can present with severe abdominal, rectal and lumbar pain sometimes involving the lower extremities. It may also present with abundant menstrual bleeding, diarrhea, severe constipation, inability to become pregnant or conceive, or the absence of menstruation.

Diagnosis of Endometriosis consists of a thorough gynecologic evaluation, image studies and surgical diagnosis. Although there is no definitive cure, many options for treatment are available, including suppression of pain and bleeding. If you suffer from Endometriosis, you should know you are not alone; there are many options to help you achieve a better quality of life.

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