It is a condition in which bits of the tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grow in other parts of the body. Like the uterine lining, this tissue builds up and sheds in response to monthly hormonal cycles. However, there is no natural outlet for the blood discarded from these implants. Instead, it falls onto surrounding organs, causing swelling and inflammation. This repeated irritation leads to the development of scar tissue and adhesions in the area of the endometrial implants.
Related Journals for Endometriosis
Gynecology & Obstetrics, Journal of Fertilization: In Vitro - IVF-Worldwide, Reproductive Medicine, Genetics & Stem Cell Biology, Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health, Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders, Journal of Womens Health Care, Journal of Endometriosis, Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders, Journal of Ovarian Research, Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.