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Endometriosis is a gynecological condition in which the lining from inside the uterus, which normally sheds during menstruation, is found outside of the uterus, usually in the abdomen, on the ovaries, tubes, or pelvic lining.
Endometriosis is often characterized by:
The cause of endometriosis is unknown but researchers suspect that it may be caused by retrograde menstruation that pushes endometrial fragments backwards rather than forward through the vagina and cervix.
While there is no cure for endometriosis, there are treatments that can relive pain and infertility associated with the condition. The gynecologists and urogynecologists at CHPG Women’s Health offer a range of treatments depending on a patient’s symptoms and desires.
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