What is endometriosis?

Enodmetriiosis. The endometriosis goes through the same monthly changes as the womb lining; sometimes swelling and bleeding into the body cavity, which can cause inflammation and pain. Rubbery bands of scar tissue, called adhesions, may form. These can tie organs and tissues together and affect the normal working of organs.

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What is endometriosis?

A cause of pain. Endometriosis is a condition where the uterine lining implants somewhere outside the uterus in the abdomen. It can implant on a tube, an ovary, the bowel, the abdominal side-wall, etc. It tends to bleed just like it would inside the uterus during a period, except that it is inside the abdomen. It causes the surrounding tissue to become irritated and inflammed and this is painful. Read more...

What are endometriosis symptoms?

Different symptoms.. It depends where the lesions are located and what is the severity. It could be quite asymptomatic to sever pelvic pain, infertility and irregular periods... Remember all these symptoms could be due to some other diseases too. Read more...

What does endometriosis look like?

Endo. On laparoscopy you can see black implants, red implants, white implants, very subtle clear implants. Can also be in the deeper tissues whi h have to be unroofed at the time of laparoscopy. It could be seen over the ovaries, tubes, colon, bladder, appendix among other places. Read more...
Heres a classic pic. This is an endometriotic implant in the pelvis. These lesions are hormonally sensitive and will bleeds during menses. Endometriosis in the ovary can cause scarring that ultimately walls itself off to become an endometrioma which then becomes a blood filled (or chocolate cyst - becuase the old blood becomes brown and thick) cyst. Read more...

What helps endometriosis? As in helping to maintain pain levels.

Period cessation. Endometriosis tends to proliferate and spread with attendant pain when menstrual cycles continue. Medications that stop the cycles include oral contraceptive pills, and GnRh Agonist drugs. Read more...

What is endometriosis? What are the symptoms, how do you know you have it and can it be detected without a doctors visit?

Variable. Endometriosis is when uterine lining tissue grows outside the uterus. Typical symptoms are infertility, pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding and cramping during menses. The history alone is accurate 89% of the time in one report. Definitive diagnosis usually requires a laparoscopic surgery. Read more...

What is endometriosis and how is it different from primary dysmenorrhea?

Endometriosis. Endometriosis is a bening disease defined by the presence of endometrial glands ( lining of inside the uterus) outside the uterus and its associated with pelvic pain and infertility. The disease tends to progress and recurrs. Primary dysmenorrhea is when no specific diagnosis has been made and secondary dysmenorrhea is when an actual medical condition has been diagnosed. Read more...

I have been having a problem with constant bleeding and stomach pain. They put me on birth control it lessened it until recently. My doc did a pelvic exam and an ulrasound but nothing came up. What is Endometriosis and could it be a cause? My aunt had it.

Maybe pain. Endometriosis is a pelvic peritoneal disease in women; often associated with pelvic pain and sometimes with infertility. It is definitely not a cause of dysfunctional bleeding though, so you "may" have more than one condition going on. You need to work with your doctor to take the diagnosis another step. Good wishes. Read more...