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Endometriosis

Names 


Adenomyometritis
Adenomyosis
Adenomysis uteri
Endometriosis
Endometriosis Uterina

Description

A disorder where the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus. The tissue can grow on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, outer wall of the uterus, intestines, or other organs in the belly. 

Patient Groups

Prevalence


It is estimated that around 240,000 women suffer from endometriosis.

Source: Annals of the New York Academy Of Science

Typical Age of onset

Age of onset is not clear because research indicates it can take an average of 7 years from the onset of symptoms to the diagnosis of the disease.  Researchers believe the age of onset is typically from 15 to 35 years of age (Global Study of Women's Health).  

Symptoms

  • Painful periods (dysmenorrhea)
  • Pain during or after intercourse
  • Pain with bowel movements or urination
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infertility
  • Fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, constipation, bloating or nausea during menstrual periods

Source: Mayo Clinic