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Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that normally lines the uterus (endometrial tissue) occurs in other parts of the body.
Endometriosis can be difficult to diagnose as the symptoms may initially be attributed to other health problems like pelvic inflammatory disease, fibroids, kidney stones, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome and cystitis.
Treatment for endometriosis depends on a number of factors including the severity of symptoms, the extent of the endometriosis, the woman’s age and the outcome she wishes to achieve (ie.
www.womhealth.org.au /factsheets/endometriosis.htm   (3295 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus (endometrium) grows in other areas of the body, causing pain, irregular bleeding, and possible infertility.
Although endometriosis is typically diagnosed between the ages of 25 and 35, the problem probably begins about the time that regular menstruation begins.
Surgery (either laparoscopy or laparotomy) is usually only performed on women with severe endometriosis, including those with adhesions and infertility problems. The goal of surgery is to remove or destroy all of endometriosis-related tissue and adhesions, and restore the pelvic area to as close to normal as possible.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000915.htm   (1217 words)

 Endometriosis: Women's Health Issues: Merck Manual Home Edition
Endometriosis is a noncancerous disorder in which pieces of endometrial tissue—normally occurring only in the lining of the uterus (endometrium)—grow outside the uterus.
Endometriosis is a chronic disorder that may be painful.
The cause of endometriosis is unclear, but there are several theories: Small pieces of the uterine lining that are shed during menstruation may flow backward through the fallopian tubes toward the ovaries into the abdominal cavity, rather than flow through the vagina and out of the body with the menstrual period.
www.merck.com /mmhe/sec22/ch245/ch245a.html   (1678 words)

Endometriosis is a disease affecting women in their reproductive years.
Endometriosis was at one time coined "husbanditis" because the pain that characterizes endometriosis was seen as a woman's excuse to get out of her marital duties.
Unlike endometriosis, some researchers believe that adenomyosis may set in after pregnancy and delivery; women in their forties and fifties who have given birth to at least one child are more likely to develop adenomyosis.
www.webmd.com /content/article/3/1680_51158   (2893 words)

 Endometriosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Urinary symptomatology is common in patients with endometriosis, since up to one third of patients with endometriosis have been found to have urinary tract involvement with the disease.
Because of the severe inflammatory reaction on the serosa, muscularis and mucosa of the bowel induced by endometriosis, a "tethering effect" is often seen on a barium enema or upper GI series (1).
Endometriosis poses a significant problem in the menstruating female population; its incidence estimated at 10-15% (3).
www.obgyn.upenn.edu /IVF/Endometriosis.html   (1110 words)

 Endometriosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent condition, as it is seen primarily during the reproductive years.
The definitive treatment for endometriosis is a total hysterectomy (removal of the uterus and surrounding tissue) and bilateral salpingoophorectomy (removal of the uterine tubes and ovaries).
Endometriosis is associated with a lowered fertility and is the second leading cause of infertility in females that ovulate normally (the leading cause is pelvic inflammatory disease).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Endometriosis   (2603 words)

 Antidote for Endometriosis
Endometriosis is simply uterus innner lining (endometrium) that has ended up where it should not be.
In the abstract for his presentation Dr. Campbell wrote: "The endometriosis in these rhesus monkeys was much more productive of inflammatory reaction than the otherwise similar process in humans..." The abstract notes that spontaneous endometriosis is regarded as rare in monkeys and apes.
The fact is, however, that endometriosis seems to be a disease of the twentieth century.
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 Health Information - Yale Medical Group
Endometriosis is a common gynecological condition, particularly among women of childbearing age, affecting an estimated 2 to 10 percent of American women in this age group.
Endometriosis is considered one of the three major causes of female infertility.
There is an increase risk of endometriosis in women who have a first-degree family member, such as a mother or sister, with the disease.While the symptoms you describe can indicate endometriosis, they are also common symptoms of other gynecological conditions such as a hormonal imbalance, fibroids, or polyps.
ymghealthinfo.org /content.asp?page=P01517   (1481 words)

 endometriosis explained
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (the endometrial stroma and glands, which should only be located inside the uterus) is found elsewhere in the body.
Endometriosis lesions can be found anywhere in the pelvic cavity: on the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, and on the pelvic sidewall.
For many women, the pain of endometriosis is so severe and debilitating that it impacts their lives in significant ways.
www.endometriosis.org /endometriosis.html   (277 words)

 Endometriosis and Infertility
Endometriosis, a cause of female infertility, is a condition in which endometrial tissue, the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus, grows outside the uterus and attaches to other organs in the abdominal cavity such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Endometriosis is a progressive disease that tends to get worse over time and can reoccur after treatment.
Another result of endometriosis is the formation of ovarian cysts called endometrioma that may also interfere with ovulation.
www.ivf.com /endohtml.html   (324 words)

 eMedicine - Endometriosis : Article by Turandot Saul, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Because it is enigmatic, endometriosis can present as a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for emergency physicians in their approach to the female patient with pelvic pain.
Of the surgical population, endometriosis was diagnosed in 25% of women who had a laparoscopy for pelvic pain and in 20% of women who underwent surgery for infertility.
Mahmood TA, Templeton A: Prevalence and genesis of endometriosis.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic165.htm   (2953 words)

Some women with endometriosis have no signs and symptoms at all, and the disease is discovered only during an unrelated operation, such as a tubal ligation.
Endometriosis is first diagnosed in some women who are seeking treatment for infertility.
Endometriosis can affect menstruating women of any age or race, and it usually takes several years after the onset of menstruation (menarche) to develop.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00289.html   (2332 words)

 Endometriosis - WrongDiagnosis.com
Endometriosis is a difficult condition to diagnose, often starting with no symptoms or only mild symptoms.
Endometriosis is a common medical condition affecting an estimated 89 million women of reproductive age around the world.
With endometriosis, tissue like that which lines the uterus (the endometrium, from endo, "inside", and metra, "womb") is found outside the womb in other areas of the body.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /e/endometriosis/intro.htm   (957 words)

Endometriosis is a common and often frustrating gynecologic condition that can cause a number of disturbing symptoms.
The term endometriosis (say "in-doe-meet-ree-oh-sis") was coined in 1927 by Dr. John Sampson, who theorized that this condition is caused by menstrual blood "backflowing" through the fallopian tubes and into the abdominal cavity.
endometriosis that occurs in areas of the body far away from the female organs, Sampson's theory is the best explanation thus far of how endometriosis occurs.
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The first case of endometriosis was possibly documented in 1600 B.C., according to ancient Egyptian writings.
In fact, the majority of women with endometriosis complain about pain, and until quite recently, a large percentage of them (one endometriosis clinic reports as many as 75%) were dismissed as neurotic or overly sensitive to pain.
The most common location of these endometrial growths are in the pelvic region, affecting the ovaries, fallopian tubes, the ligaments supporting the uterus, the perineum, the outer surface of the uterus, and the lining of the pelvic cavity (40-50% of the growths are in the ovaries and fallopian tubes).
www.webmd.com /content/article/4/1680_51156   (1533 words)

 Endometriosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
About 30 percent to 40 percent of women with endometriosis are infertile, making it one of the top three causes for female infertility.
Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological diseases, affecting more than 5.5 million women in North America alone.
Does having endometriosis mean I’ll be infertile or unable to have children?
www.nichd.nih.gov /publications/pubs/endometriosis   (311 words)

 Endometriosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Endometriosis occurs when cells from the mucus membrane lining the uterus (endometrium) form implants that attach, grow, and function outside the uterus, generally in the pelvic region.
Endometriosis is more prevalent in women with a family history of asthma and allergies, including food and skin allergies and hay fever.
Medical literature indicates that endometriosis accounts for between 5% and 40% of infertility cases and that between 30% and 50% of women with endometriosis are infertile.
www.reutershealth.com /wellconnected/doc74.html   (10735 words)

 Endometriosis Association Information
Endometriosis is a puzzling disease affecting women in their reproductive years.
Another "myth" about endometriosis was that very young women did not get it - an idea that probably arose because formerly teenagers and younger women endured menstrual pain (often one of the early symptoms) in silence and did not get pelvic exams until the disease progressed to unbearable proportions.
The Endometriosis Association is a self-help organization of women with endometriosis and others interested in exchanging information about endometriosis, offering mutual support and help to those affected by endometriosis, educating the public and medical community about the disease, and promoting research related to endometriosis.
www.ivf.com /endoassn.html   (2155 words)

 Endometriosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Endometriosis is a common health problem in women.
Women with endometriosis may also have gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea, constipation, or bloating, especially during their periods.
There is no cure for endometriosis, but there are many treatments for the pain and infertility that it causes.
www.4woman.gov /faq/endomet.htm   (1834 words)

 Endometriosis -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The word "endometriosis" (say: "end-oh-me-tree-oh-sis") means a problem with the lining of the uterus.
However, if you have endometriosis, tissue from the lining of the uterus moves through the fallopian tubes and gets on your ovaries, in your pelvis, on your bladder or in other areas.
Endometriosis may hurt, but it doesn't cause cancer or affect your overall health, although it might make it harder to get pregnant.
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 Endometriosis definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Endometriosis: In endometriosis, cells that normally grow inside the uterus (womb), instead grow outside the uterus.
The central theory of the cause of endometriosis is retrograde menstruation.
Rare symptoms of endometriosis include chest pain or coughing blood due to endometriosis in the lungs, headache and/or seizures due to endometriosis in the brain.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3240   (856 words)

 Endometriosis - MayoClinic.com
Endometriosis is an often painful disorder of the female reproductive system.
In endometriosis, a specialized type of tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus (the endometrium) becomes implanted outside your uterus, most commonly on your fallopian tubes, ovaries or the tissue lining your pelvis.
If you're experiencing pelvic pain, see your doctor to determine whether endometriosis or another condition is the cause, and to target appropriate treatment.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/endometriosis/DS00289   (346 words)

 Endometriosis Research Center
Endometriosis is a reproductive and immunological illness affecting millions of women and girls around the world.
The ERC is an International leader in raising Endometriosis awareness; providing education, encouragement and empowerment to all those living with this illness; facilitating global Endometriosis research efforts; and so much more.
The ERC is a pioneer and continued leader in the efforts to increase recognition of this disease specifically among local, state and federal policymakers.
www.endocenter.org   (535 words)

Endometriosis is a leading cause of painful periods (dysmenorrhea), chronic pelvic pain and infertility.
If you have surgically diagnosed endometriosis, have painful periods, pelvic pain and are not trying to become pregnant within the next two years; please contact us to find out if you are eligible for free treatment, study procedures and visits.
If you have active endometriosis diagnosed by surgery with menstrual cramps (period pain) and do not plan to become pregnant within the next 2 years, Dr. Muneyyirci (Dr. Muney) and her group will be comparing two well-established medications used for the treatment of endometriosis.
www.downstate.edu /obgyn/endometriosis.html   (896 words)

Some women have little or no discomfort from endometriosis, but others are in great pain before and/or during their menstrual cycle.
Another theory is that remnants of a woman's own embryonic tissue that formed while she was in her mother's womb may develop into endometriosis during adulthood or may transform into tissue of the uterine lining under certain circumstances.
If you have a mild case of endometriosis and are trying to get pregnant, your doctor may suggest that you forgo treatment for six to 12 months.
www.babycenter.com /refcap/7211.html   (1535 words)

 Endometriosis information includes endometriosis symptoms - produced by MedicineNet.com doctors
Endometriosis is a growth of cells similar to those that form the inside of the uterus (endometrial cells) outside of the uterus.
Endometriosis is estimated to affect over 1 million women (estimates range from 3% to 18% of women) in the United States.
While the mean age at diagnosis is around 25-30 years, endometriosis has been reported in girls as young as 11 years of age.
www.medicinenet.com /endometriosis/article.htm   (334 words)

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