There's no cure for endometriosis, but women have several treatment options for the painful condition, an expert says.
With endometriosis, tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of it, where it can reach the fallopian tubes, ovaries, bowel, bladder, diaphragm and, more rarely, other parts of the body. It can reduce fertility.
Women with pelvic pain should consider the possibility of endometriosis and discuss it with their doctor, an expert in gynecology says.
While pelvic pain can be a sign of many conditions, endometriosis is among the most common. It occurs when cells from the lining of the uterus grow into other areas of the body. The condition affects one in 10 women of reproductive age, according to t...