Endometriosis Community
what is it
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to endometriosis, fertility/infertility, hormonal treatments, pain management, pregnancy, and surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

what is it

What exactly is endometriosis and how is it diagnosed? Also what does it mean when the endometrium has thickened?
Related Discussions
1221435_tn?1271779343
It is a disease where the endometrial cells that are inside the uterus, grow on any surface outside the uterus and react the exact same way during your menstrual cycle, so they swell and bleed.  This causes pain and scar tissue to develop on those areas and can be quite miserable.  The ONLY way it is diagnosed is during a laprascopy, doctors may suspect that you have it, but they cannot confirm until they have seen it on the scope.  They will laser off any cells they see when doing this, but cannot always get it all (as in my case.)  Hope this helps.  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Endometriosis Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Women's Health Answerers
136956_tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
10225605_tn?1408638630
Blank
ipurr2
Tucson, AZ