ABC OF : ENDOMETRIOSIS. ( I ). MAY BE USEFUL. ** Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. ** More than 10 million cases per year (India). ** Treatable by a medical professional. ** Requires a medical diagnosis. ** Lab tests or imaging often required. ** Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong....... Over time endometrial implants may grow, or cysts may result because of endometriosis, which also may cause fertility problems. Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of uterus — the endometrium — grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis most commonlyinvolves ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining the pelvis....... most commonly in the abdomen, on the ovaries, bladder, and bowel....... This misplaced tissue behaves like the lining of the uterus, bleeding every month and creating local inflammation. It is associated with chronic pain, heavy bleeding, and infertility, and can impact on mental, and social wellbeing. Pelvic pain during menstruation or ovulation can be a symptom of endometriosis, but may also occur in normal women.......Treatment of endometriosis includes....... Women with endometriosis is a common and painful disease linked to infertility and have called for more studies to understand its causes and find a possible cure....... Although endometriosis is as common in women as diabetes and asthma, it fails to attract the same attention, support and funding as those diseases, researchers say....... Endometriosis affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide.......

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