I have a family history of endometriosis. I have heard this
condition could lead to infertility. What treatments are
available, and how do you know for sure if you have it?
Endometriosis is a condition in which the endometrial tissue that
normally lines the uterus is found on other organs. The organs
are usually in the pelvis and include the ovaries, bladder,
bowel, and peritoneum (the sheet of tissue that lines the
Most cases probably occur when the endometrial tissue sheds from
the uterus during a menstrual period. But instead of exiting the
body through the vagina as the menses, the tissue flows backward
through the Fallopian tubes to the pelvic cavity.
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