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Dealing with Endometriosis

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Endometriosis can start at a person’s first menstrual period and last until menopause. Image for illustration purposes
Endometriosis can start at a person’s first menstrual period and last until menopause. Image for illustration purposes
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By Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Gynecology specialist Mary Ann Son, M.D. with Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso. Image Courtesy of  TTUHSC El Paso

Newswise — Endometriosis is a disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus. It can cause severe pain in the pelvis, cystic growths in the ovaries and other organ spaces, and makes it harder to get pregnant.

  • Endometriosis affects roughly 10% (190 million) of reproductive age women and girls globally.
  • Endometriosis can start at a person’s first menstrual period and last until menopause.
  • It is a chronic disease associated with severe, life-impacting pain during periods, sexual intercourse, bowel movements and/or urination.
  • Access to early diagnosis and effective treatment of endometriosis is important.
  • It is important to schedule an exam with an Ob Gyn to determine if you are at risk.
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