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Endometriosis is one of the most common medical conditions affecting the lower abdomen in women. In endometriosis, the kind of tissue that normally lines the inside of the womb (endometrial tissue) also grows outside of it. This can happen without the woman being aware of it. But in other women endometriosis is a chronic disease, associated with severe pain and fertility problems. Treatment Pain medications, Hormone therapy include Hormonal contraceptives, Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (Gn-RH) agonists and antagonists, Medroxyprogesterone, Danazol, Conservative surgery, Hysterectomy.
Statistics Endometriosis estimated 2 to 10 percent of American women in this age group. Endometriosis can be a debilitating disease for women who experience ongoing pain, while some are asymptomatic. It is a infertility factor. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, endometriosis can be found in 24 to 50 percent of women who experience infertility.
Major research The key to a cure is treating the underlying cause of the symptoms, which, in the case of the inflammation associated with endometriosis, has been unknown until now.