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Endometriosis

 

Abnormal tissue growing outside the uterine lining

Symptoms: painful or heavy menstruation, moderate to severe pelvic pain, abdominal fullness or cramping, fatigue, infertility, constipation or nausea

Pain Locations:  lower abdomen, lower back, pelvis, rectum, or vagina

Other Impacts: daily routine, relationships, focus

Diagnosis and Interventions

Endometriosis is commonly diagnosed by laparoscopy.

Common treatments usually involve surgically removing the endometrial tissue, hormonal therapy including birth control