In this condition, tissue from the uterus is misplaced inside the abdomen,
causing a variety of problems.
Endometriosis is a difficult condition to diagnose,
often starting with no symptoms or only mild symptoms.
Symptoms may include abdominal pain, period pain, heavy periods, infertility,
and many other symptoms of endometriosis.
Symptoms are often cyclical because of the locations of the tissue
and the displaced uterine tissue may also inappropriately respond
to hormone cycles.
Once symptoms appear, endometriosis is often misdiagnosed as other conditions such as IBS,
cystitis or pelvic inflammatory disease.
Endometriosis: Endometriosis is another benign condition that affects the uterus. It is most common in women in their thirties and forties, especially in women who have never been pregnant. It occurs when endometrial tissue begins to grow on the outside of the uterus and on nearby organs.1
Researching symptoms of Endometriosis: Further information about the symptoms of Endometriosis is available including a list of symptoms of Endometriosis, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Endometriosis, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
Treatments for Endometriosis: Various information is available about treatments available for Endometriosis, or research treatments for other diseases.
Statistics and Endometriosis:
Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Endometriosis,
prevalence and incidence statistics for Endometriosis,
and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.
1. excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Uterus: NCI
Last revision: July 06, 2004
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