Endometriosis is a disease in which uterine-like tissues grow out of place and become inflamed during a woman’s menstrual cycle even though the tissues are outside the uterus. The condition can be difficult to diagnose because of its “vague” symptoms, which include lower abdominal pain, abnormal periods and fatigue. In fact, surgery is necessary for a definitive diagnosis. As a result, many women see multiple specialists before finding relief.
See an endometriosis specialist if you have:
- Severe period pain not relieved with over-the-counter medications.
- Period-related pain in other areas, such as the bowels or urinary tract.
Endometriosis is a disease that occurs when the tissue normally found in the uterus begins to grow on other abdominal organs, such as the fallopian tubes or the intestines. Women who have endometriosis may experience intense pain with their menstrual periods, chronic fatigue and infertility.
With decades of experience in women’s health, Geoffrey Schnider, MD, obstetrics and gynecology specialist at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, has identified five key misconceptions about endometriosis and provided critical information about each of them.
Myth #1: I received a diagnosis of endometriosis at my clinic.
While endometriosis may be...
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