Endometriosis is a condition that affects at least 11 percent of women, or more than 6 million women in the United States. It is a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus begins to grow outside of it. Symptoms can include pelvic pain, fatigue, severe pain with periods, pain with intercourse, and in extreme cases, bladder pain or intestinal pain. Endometriosis sometimes involves the ovaries and can lead to infertility in some women.
Treatment is available and often includes hormonal medications. Your doctor may also recommend medications and treatments to manage pain. Minimally invasive surgery may also be recommended.
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