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  1. 10 Questions to Ask Doctor About Endometriosis

    Just diagnosed with endometriosis? Ask your doctor these questions.

  2. Endometriosis and Fallopian Tube Problems

    Endometriosis affects about 5.5 million women in North America and is one of the top three causes of infertility in women. WebMD looks at the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.

  3. Understanding Endometriosis -- the Basics

    Get the basics on endometriosis, a uterine condition, from the experts at WebMD.

  4. Understanding Endometriosis -- Prevention

    Learn more from WebMD about risk factors for developing endometriosis.

  5. Understanding Endometriosis -- Symptoms

    Get the basics on the symptoms of endometriosis from the experts at WebMD.

  6. Understanding Endometriosis -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    The experts at WebMD explain the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis.

  7. Stages of Endometriosis - Topic Overview

    Staging is a way of describing how mild or severe a condition is. The stage of the endometriosis is determined by looking at the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries and inside the abdomen and lower pelvic area. Usually, this is done with a viewing instrument inserted through a small incision in the belly (laparoscopy). But endometriosis is sometimes first found during surgery for an unrelated condition. Endometriosis is classified in four stages:Stage I: minimalStage II: mild Stage III: moderateStage IV: severeThe stage of the endometriosis is based on the:Location of endometriosis growths (implants).Number of places the implants are found.Depth the implants penetrate into normal tissue.Severity of the scar tissue (adhesions) around the implants.

  8. Endometriosis - Symptoms

    Some women with endometriosis do not have symptoms. Other women have symptoms that range from mild to severe. Endometriosis symptoms are often most severe just before and during the menstrual cycle and get better as the menstrual period is ending.

  9. Endometriosis - When To Call a Doctor

    For endometriosis, call a health professional immediately if you develop sudden, severe pelvic pain.

  10. Endometriosis - Cause

    Learn about endometriosis and factors that increase risk.

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