Endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a condition in which the layer of tissue that normally covers the inside of the uterus (the endometrium) grows outside of it. one third of women with endometriosis have no symptoms.

Symptoms[edit | edit source]

Symptoms may include[1]:

  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Heavy or irregular bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Lower abdominal or back pain 
  • Dyspareunia
  • Dyschezia (pain on defecation) - Often with cycles of diarrhea and constipation
  • Bloating, nausea, and vomiting
  • Inguinal pain
  • Pain on micturition and/or urinary frequency
  • Pain during exercise

Diagnosis[edit | edit source]

Treatment & Management[edit | edit source]

Co-morbdities[edit | edit source]

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Patients with ME/CFS may have higher rates of gynecologic disorders including endometriosis, ovarian cysts, polycystic ovaries, uterine fibroids, menstrual abnormalities and galactorrhea.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Davila, G. Willy (5 Dec 2017). "Endometriosis". Medscape. 
  2. Harlow, BL (28 September 1998). "Reproductive correlates of chronic fatigue syndrome". American Journal of Medicine. 


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