Endometriosis is when excess endometrium lining of the uterus that normally grows in preparation for the implanting of the egg begins, does not completely shed during menstruation. It then begins to attach to other places of the body besides the uterus. When menses comes not only does the lining in the uterus bleed the endometriosis that has grown in other places of the body also bleeds. Some of the symptoms are:
-Heavy menstruation with pain, large clots, long or abnormal length of cycles -Pain all month long -Ovarian swelling
The risk for benign uterine fibroids also increases. Endometriosis can have a huge impact on your fertility, being blamed for 35-50% of fertility issues in women. This is two to three times the rate of infertility in the general population.
What Causes Endometriosis?
Doctors and Scientist don’t really know for sure but some risk factors are:
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