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Endometriosis (news articles below)

What is it? Endometrium is the tissue that lines the womb. During the menstrual cycle this gets thicker, ready to receive a fertilised egg. If pregnancy doesn’t occur, the lining is shed as a ‘period’ and a new layer starts to grow as part of the next monthly cycle. In endometriosis, endometrial cells are found elsewhere: on the ovaries, for example, or on the outside of the womb. Very occasionally they’re found as far away as the lungs. Monthly hormonal cycles make these cells grow and break down as they would in the womb. However, this internal bleeding can’t leave the body, which leads to pain and internal scarring. When endometrial tissue is found in the ovary, it can form painful ‘chocolate’ cysts.   Symptoms The pain of endometriosis tends to get worse as time goes by, and more and more damage is done with each menstrual cycle. This means that if you’ve had severe period pains since around the first time your period started, there may be a different explanation. However, endometriosis can cause pain from a young age and severe period pain should always be investigated. The pattern of pain in endometriosis tends to differ slightly from normal period pain, building up before the bleeding really gets going and carrying on throughout the period as a more diffuse pain in the lower abdomen. Another symptom that can occur with endometriosis is pain during sex at any time in the monthly cycle. There’s also an increase risk of infertility, as the scarring can interfere with normal reproductive function.   Who’s affected? Endometriosis can occur at any time, from the onset of menstrual periods to the menopause. In earlier times, many women spent most of their 20s and 30s either pregnant or breastfeeding, so they had few periods. In modern times, a woman experiences about 450 periods, so endometriosis has the chance to wreak much more damage than before. For the majority of women, the condition ceases at the menopause.   This article was last medically reviewed by Dr Trisha Macnair in August 2005. First published in November 1997.  

Endometriosis News:

Uterine Cancer – Title: Uterine Cancer Category: Diseases and Conditions Created: 12/31/1997 Last Editorial Review: 7/14/2008 Birth Control Pills (Oral Contraceptives) – Title: Birth Control Pills (Oral Contraceptives) Category: Medications Created: 12/31/1997 Last Editorial Review: 7/14/2008 Abdominal Pain – Title: Abdominal Pain Category: Diseases and Conditions Created: 12/31/1997 Last Editorial Review: 7/1/2008 Sexual (Sex) Problems in Women – Title: Sexual (Sex) Problems in Women Category: Diseases and Conditions Created: 1/31/2005 4:28:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 4/15/2008 Pregnancy Planning – Title: Pregnancy Planning Category: Diseases and Conditions Created: 12/31/1997 Last Editorial Review: 1/28/2008 Menstrual Cramps – Title: Menstrual Cramps Category: Diseases and Conditions Created: 7/8/1999 3:39:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 12/18/2007 Menstrual Cramps and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Medication Guide – Title: Menstrual Cramps and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Medication Guide Category: Diseases and Conditions Created: 9/22/1999 6:08:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 12/13/2007 Laparoscopy – Title: Laparoscopy Category: Procedures and Tests Created: 12/31/1997 Last Editorial Review: 12/13/2007 ibuprofen, Advil, Children’s Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, etc. – Title: ibuprofen, Advil, Children’s Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, etc. Category: Medications Created: 12/31/1997 Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2007 Hysterectomy – Title: Hysterectomy Category: Procedures and Tests Created: 6/4/2001 1:19:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 8/10/2007 CA 125 – Title: CA 125 Category: Procedures and Tests Created: 1/21/1999 4:06:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2007 Ectopic Pregnancy – Title: Ectopic Pregnancy Category: Diseases and Conditions Created: 12/31/1997 Last Editorial Review: 3/20/2007 All content within WomensHealthOnly.com is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. WomensHealthOnly.com is not responsible or liable for any diagnosis made by a user based on the content of WomensHealthOnly.com website.
 

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