Endometriosis

What is endometriosis? The tissue inside of the uterus is called the endometrium. This is where the menstrual period comes from. If this type of tissue is found outside of the uterus, the condition is called endometriosis. The most common areas for the growth of endometriosis are the reproductive organs (ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus) and the peritoneum (the thin, Saran Wrap™-like lining of the abdomen). 
It may also grow on the intestines or bladder and rarely in distant sites. This out-of-place tissue can respond to the hormones of the menstrual cycle and can bleed each month in the same way the lining of the uterus responds to hormones. This can cause irritation of the lining of the abdomen with resulting pain. This photograph shows a mild case of endometriosis.  Click on photo to enlarge.

endometriosis

 

Endometriosis is one of the more commonly diagnosed and misdiagnosed health concerns of women. Dr. Biggerstaff is recognized as one of the leaders in the treatment of endometriosis.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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The information provided by Advanced Healthcare for Women and E. Daniel Biggerstaff, III, M.D. is for informational purposes only. As each woman is unique, do not rely on this information for diagnosis and treatment. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the content and advise that you see a qualified Health Care Professional for individual needs and care.

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