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  1. Endometriosis - What Increases Your Risk

    Factors that increase your risk of developing endometriosis include age and family history of endometriosis.

  2. Endometriosis - What Happens

    Endometriosis is usually a long-lasting (chronic) disease. Some women have no symptoms or problems. Others develop mild to severe symptoms or infertility.

  3. Pelvic Exam for Endometriosis

    With a pelvic exam, your health professional is able to determine the size and position of the pelvic organs. Endometriosis may cause abnormal growths in the uterus, the vagina, the ovaries, the area between the uterus and rectum (cul - de - sac), and the strong bands of tissue (ligaments) that attach to the uterus to hold it in place. ...

  4. Endometriosis - Surgery

    Although surgery does not cure endometriosis, it does offer short - term results for most women and long - term relief for a few.

  5. Endometriosis - Other Treatment

    To help relieve the stress and pain of endometriosis, you can consider using complementary and alternative treatments. Researchers have not yet looked at these therapies as endometriosis treatments.

  6. Endometriosis - Prevention

    Endometriosis cannot be prevented. This is in part because the cause is poorly understood. However, long - term use of birth control pills may prevent endometriosis from becoming worse.

  7. Should I use hormone therapy to treat endometriosis?

    This information will help you understand your choices, whether you share in the decision - making process or rely on your health professional's recommendation.Key points in making your decisionIf you have endometriosis, you probably already know that estrogen "feeds" endometriosis growth. This is why endometriosis only affects women during their high - estrogen adult years. When your menstrual ..

  8. Should I have a hysterectomy and oophorectomy to treat endometriosis?

    This information will help you understand your choices, whether you share in the decision - making process or rely on your doctor's recommendation.Key points in making your decisionIf you have endometriosis, you probably already know that estrogen "feeds" endometriosis growth. This is why endometriosis only affects women during their high - estrogen adult years. When your menstrual periods stop ..

  9. Endometriosis Patient Education Center

    Resources on endometriosis, including interactive tools, message boards, and clinical trials.

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