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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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

Australian women with endometriosis turning to cannabis to alleviate symptoms

Australian women with endometriosis turning to cannabis to alleviate symptoms

Endometriosis: Thousands of women suffer from debilitating pain

Endometriosis: Thousands of women suffer from debilitating pain

Openspecimen chosen to manage ARTB's biospecimen library

Openspecimen chosen to manage ARTB's biospecimen library

Bone marrow-derived cells also travel to the womb to help pregnancy

Bone marrow-derived cells also travel to the womb to help pregnancy

Forced first intercourse common, leaves behind long-term health scars

Forced first intercourse common, leaves behind long-term health scars

Bone marrow cells contribute to pregnancy success in mouse model

Bone marrow cells contribute to pregnancy success in mouse model

1 in 9 Australian women live with endometriosis, study finds

1 in 9 Australian women live with endometriosis, study finds

Researchers identify gene mutation combo linked to endometrial cancer

Researchers identify gene mutation combo linked to endometrial cancer

Researchers aim to find new treatments for endometriosis patients

Researchers aim to find new treatments for endometriosis patients

Botulinum toxin may offer relief from chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis

Botulinum toxin may offer relief from chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis

Treatment with antibiotic reduces the size of endometriosis-related lesions in mice

Treatment with antibiotic reduces the size of endometriosis-related lesions in mice