Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a full body condition in which cells similar to those in the endometrium, the layer of tissue that normally covers the inside of the uterus, grow outside... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Gynecology
  • Symptoms:  Pelvic pain, infertility
  • Usual onset:  30–40 years old
  • Duration:  Long term
  • Causes:  Unknown
  • Risk factors:  Family history
  • Diagnostic method:  Based on symptoms, medical imaging, tissue biopsy
  • Differential diagnosis:  Pelvic inflammatory disease, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, fibromyalgia
  • Prevention:  Combined birth control pills, exercise, avoiding alcohol and caffeine
  • Treatment:  NSAIDs, continuous birth control pills, intrauterine device with progestogen, surgery
  • Frequency:  10.8 million (2015)
  • Deaths:  ~100 (0.0 to 0.1 per 100,000, 2015)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo