Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a problem affecting a woman's uterus - the place where a baby grows when she's pregnant. Endometriosis is when the kind of tissue that normally lines the uterus grows somewhere else. It can grow on the ovaries, behind the uterus or on the bowels or bladder. Rarely, it grows in other parts of the body.
What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis describes a condition where deposits of womb lining or endometrium are found lying in areas of the body outside of the womb.

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Previously overlooked hormone plays critical role in the development of endometriosis

Previously overlooked hormone plays critical role in the development of endometriosis

Chemical substances in some cosmetic and beauty products could increase risk of endometriosis

Chemical substances in some cosmetic and beauty products could increase risk of endometriosis

Robotic endometriosis surgery leads to better fertility preservation outcomes

Robotic endometriosis surgery leads to better fertility preservation outcomes

Finding ways to relieve painful intercourse

Finding ways to relieve painful intercourse

College women who experienced period poverty are more vulnerable to depression

College women who experienced period poverty are more vulnerable to depression

New alliance aims to improve lives of women living with endometriosis

New alliance aims to improve lives of women living with endometriosis

Researchers uncover potential genetic target for treating endometriosis

Researchers uncover potential genetic target for treating endometriosis

Doctors propose ways to reduce obstetrical complications in women with endometriosis

Doctors propose ways to reduce obstetrical complications in women with endometriosis

Penn receives $4.5 million NIH grant to create a comprehensive resource for women’s health

Penn receives $4.5 million NIH grant to create a comprehensive resource for women’s health

Exploring alternative diagnosis options for women with deep infiltrating endometriosis

Exploring alternative diagnosis options for women with deep infiltrating endometriosis

Nanotechnology-based treatment can help alleviate fertility problems linked to endometriosis

Nanotechnology-based treatment can help alleviate fertility problems linked to endometriosis

Nutrition researcher shows how foods affect our hormones and health

Nutrition researcher shows how foods affect our hormones and health

George Mason researcher to study link between endometriosis and endocrine disruptors with NIH grant

George Mason researcher to study link between endometriosis and endocrine disruptors with NIH grant

Certain enzymes implicated in diseases like cancer also destroy each other

Certain enzymes implicated in diseases like cancer also destroy each other

Enzymes that cannibalize each other and promote cancer

Enzymes that cannibalize each other and promote cancer

Cannabinoids can alleviate some symptoms of endometriosis

Cannabinoids can alleviate some symptoms of endometriosis

Key brain region found to be smaller in birth control pill users

Key brain region found to be smaller in birth control pill users

Study finds key region of the brain is smaller in women who use oral contraceptives

Study finds key region of the brain is smaller in women who use oral contraceptives

Study finds it may be possible to treat endometriosis using an investigational cancer drug

Study finds it may be possible to treat endometriosis using an investigational cancer drug

Painful endometriosis symptoms could be reduced with a cancer drug

Painful endometriosis symptoms could be reduced with a cancer drug