Endometriosis is when the tissue that lines the uterus (womb) grows outside of it. Common places it may grow are the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and pelvis.

The tissue is part of the menstrual cycle. Hormones cause it to swell, break down, and bleed. It will also do this when it grows outside of the uterus. This causes pain and problems getting pregnant.

Endometrial Lesions
IMAGE
Copyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.
What are the risk factors for endometriosis?What are the symptoms of endometriosis?How is endometriosis diagnosed?What are the treatments for endometriosis?Are there screening tests for endometriosis?How can I reduce my risk of endometriosis?What questions should I ask my doctor?What is it like to live with endometriosis?Where can I get more information about endometriosis?

Revision Information