What you don’t know about endometriosis but you should

What you don’t know about endometriosis but you should

What you don’t know about endometriosis but you should

Endometriosis may be well known but that does not mean it is well understood. Many marriages have crashed due to it. Endometriosis is when the tissue that makes up the lining of the womb is present on other organs inside your body.

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It is among the most common gynecological disorders in women, but there is minimal to zero awareness and priority given to the condition. Here are some of the important things you really need to know about endometriosis.

 

  1. An estimated 1 in 10 women of reproductive age are living with endometriosis

 

This condition occurs when the tissue that acts a lot like the lining of the uterus starts to grow outside of your uterus where it doesn’t belong. These growths can cause inflammation and severe pain throughout your cycle.

 

  1. Proper diagnosis of endometriosis can take up to six to ten years

 

Endometriosis can be extremely difficult to diagnose for multiple reasons; one being the symptoms can vary greatly from person to person and the lack of awareness of the condition.

 

  1. There are three common symptoms you should look out for

 

Although painful periods, pelvic pain in between periods and pain during sex are the most common symptoms, there is a long list of symptoms and they vary from person to person.

 

  1. It may be hereditary

 

Doctors believe that if there is a history of endometriosis in your family, you are more likely to experience it.

 

  1. Women who experience infertility, or trouble getting pregnant, may also have endometriosis

 

Approximately 25% to 50% of infertile women have it.

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