THE SILENT DISEASE THAT AFFECTS MILLIONS OF WOMEN AND CAUSES INFERTILITY AND PAINFUL CRAMPS:

EARLY AWARENESS IS KEY because many women do not realize they have endometriosis until they try to become pregnant AND many women and girls are undiagnosed. Approximately 30-40% of women who have endometriosis experience issues with their fertility .However, studies have shown that fertility may improve after undergoing excision surgery to treat endometriosis.
There are many symptoms of endometriosis, but not everyone will experience all, most or even any of the symptoms. Most commonly endometriosis patients experience pelvic pain. Pain usually coincides with menstruation, but some women may have symptoms throughout their entire cycle.
The other symptoms will vary depending on where the endometriosis lesions are growing, but may include:
“Killer cramps” – cramps that do not go away with NSAIDS and/or impede the activities of daily living
Long periods – periods that last longer than 7 days
Heavy menstrual flow – having to change your pad or tampon every hour to two hours throughout most of your period
Bowel and urinary disorders – including but not limited to painful urination or bowel movements, frequent urge to urinate, or diarrhea
Nausea or vomiting
Pain during sexual activities
Infertility
Over time, cyclic inflammation causes the scar tissue and adhesions to build up around the lesion, giving the impression of the lesion increasing in size. These may cause their own issues, such as organs which are bound together or anatomy that is moved out of place.
Some women do not realize they have endometriosis until they try to become pregnant. Approximately 30-40% of women who have endometriosis experience issues with their fertility. However, studies have shown that fertility may improve after undergoing excision surgery to treat endometriosis.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects an estimated 176 million women around the globe, many of whom remain undiagnosed with this painful condition. Some of these women who have struggled with endometriosis include celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg, Tia Mowry, Hilary Clinton {The 67th United States Secretary of State} , Kirsten Storms, Dolly Parton, etc.  Major steps have been taken in recent years to bring awareness to women suffering from Endometriosis.
Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of cells (endometrial cells) similar to those that form the inside of the uterus, but in a location outside of the uterus. Endometriosis is most commonly found on other organs of the pelvis. The exact cause of endometriosis has not been identified. Endometriosis is more common in women who are experiencing infertility than in fertile women, but the condition does not necessarily cause infertility. Most women with endometriosis have no symptoms, however, when women do experience symptoms…

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