The presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea; SYN. adenomyosis.
Common gynecological complaint in which patches of endometrium (the lining of the womb) are found outside the uterus.
This ectopic (abnormally positioned) tissue is present most often in the ovaries, although it may invade any pelvic or abdominal site, as well as the vagina and rectum. Endometriosis may be treated with analgesics, hormone preparations, or surgery. Between 30 and 40% of women treated for infertility are suffering from the condition.
Endometriosis affected 10% of women of childbearing age 1994, and the incidence is rising. There is a correlation between endometriosis and exposure to the pollutants dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls.
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