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Understanding Cervical Endometriosis

Cervical endometriosis is endometriosis located on the cervix, causing lesions to grow outside the cervix. It is rarer and has fewer symptoms than...

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the uterine lining grows outside of the uterus. Reviewed by a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist.

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Can Depo-Provera Treat Endometriosis?

There is no cure for endometriosis, but the FDA has approved Depo-Provera for endometriosis-related pain. Why is Depo-Provera an effective treatment?...

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Using Hysterectomy to Treat Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common reason for a hysterectomy but surgery does not provide a cure. Find out why you may still experience endometriosis pain....

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Hormonal Contraceptives as an Effective Endometriosis Treatment

Various types of hormonal contraception (like Depo Provera, the Mirena IUD, and extended cycle pills) may be effective endometriosis treatments....

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Symptoms of Endometriosis

Endometriosis symptoms can be so severe they interfere with your life, or you may have silent endometriosis. Learn more. Endometriosis symptoms vary...

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Bladder Problems in Endometriosis

Endometriosis can cause you to experience problems with your bladder, either through bladder endometriosis or painful bladder syndrome. Endometriosis...

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Pain in Endometriosis

You can manage your endometriosis pain better by tracking it and learning how to describe it. Endometriosis can be a very painful condition....

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An Overview of Retrograde Menstruation

During retrograde menstruation, blood flows back into the pelvis instead of out of the vagina. It is thought to increase the risk of endometriosis....

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Is It Endometriosis or IBS?

Endometriosis and IBS share the symptoms of abdominal pain and cramps, so how does one know what the real problem is? Many women find that their IBS...

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The Genetics of Endometriosis

Genetic studies are exploring how genes influence the risk of endometriosis, which seems to run in families. Reviewed by a board-certified physician....

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How Endometriosis Can Cause Infertility

While endometriosis can cause infertility in some women, there are treatments that may help couples who want to conceive. Endometriosis is a...

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How Endometriosis Is Diagnosed

Despite increased awareness, endometriosis can be challenging to diagnose, even with a pelvic exam, blood tests, imaging tests, and laparoscopy....

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Can an Endometriosis Diet Help You Conceive?

Can a change to an endometriosis diet help you get pregnant? Read about what the latest research has to say about it. Currently, there is little...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Endometriosis

Endometriosis generally affects women between ages 15 and 49. No one knows the cause of the disorder, but age, genetics, weight, and menstrual cycles...

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What to Know About Orilissa (Elagolix)

Orilissa (elagolix) is an FDA-approved pill to treat moderate to severe pain in women with endometriosis. Learn about its uses and precautions....

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What Are the Stages of Endometriosis?

Endometriosis can be classified into four stages based on the number and depth of endometrial implants and whether there is scarring and ovarian...

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What to Know About Endometriosis and Pregnancy

Endometriosis can have an impact on fertility, and requires extra care during pregnancy. Learn more about how to recognize and treat this condition....

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Coping with Endometriosis

There are many different approaches you can try out when living with endometriosis. Some are: getting counseling, joining support groups and using...

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How Endometriosis Is Treated

Endometriosis is treated with hormone therapy, surgeries, over the counter pain medications, and lifestyle changes. Learn more about the various...

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Natural Treatments for Endometriosis

Learn about the natural treatments for endometriosis, a common condition that causes painful periods and pelvic pain, among other symptoms....

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How to Get Pregnant If You Have Endometriosis

If you're worried that you can't get pregnant with endometriosis, know that it's not impossible. You can. Learn what you need to know...

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An Overview of Endometrioma

Endometriomas are a type of cyst formed in the ovaries. Some don’t require treatment or can be controlled, but others may require surgery....

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