Endometriosis is a common condition affecting around ten percent or one in ten women.
Endometriosis occurs when endometrium (the tissue that normally lines the uterus), is found in abnormal sites around the body. Usually this occurs in the pelvis. These deposits can cause a number of symptoms such as pelvic pain and infertility.
The exact cause of endometriosis is still unknown. The most popular theory is that during menstruation, the menstrual tissue passes backwards through the fallopian tubes and into the pelvis where it attaches and grows.Learn more
Endometriosis can be treated medically (with drugs or medicine) or with surgery. Sometimes both medicine and surgery are used. Some women also benefit from alternative therapies.Learn more
Laparoscopy and endometriosis
A laparoscopy is an operation using a tiny telescope, inserted through a small incision in your naval. The advantage of laparoscopy for treating endometriosis is that your diagnosis can be confirmed and treatment carried out at the same time.Learn more
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