Endometriosis is a condition where the tissues lining the uterus starts growing elsewhere in the body such as on the ovaries, bowel, bladder and other areas of the pelvic region. Endometriosis is typically diagnosed in women between the ages of 25 to 35 and commonly first presents itself with pelvic pain, along with menstrual period. Although cramping is common during menstrual period, the menstrual pain associated with endometriosis is far more than usual and the pain increases over time. This can cause physical discomfort, irregular bleeding and infertility.
It is important to note that many women with endometriosis can conceive without difficulty, and many others conceive eventually with the help of assisted reproductive technologies and surgery. Consulting a physician can help to confirm the existence of endometriosis and/or determine its severity, based on which a personalised treatment plan can be developed.
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