Endometriosis is a disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows in other places in the body. It is one of the most common gynecological diseases, and its primary symptoms include pain and infertility.
NICHD conducts and supports research to improve understanding of the mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatments of endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus. It can cause pain, infertility, and other symptoms.
What are the risk factors for endometriosis?
Research shows that certain factors may increase or decrease a woman’s risk for endometriosis.
What are the symptoms of endometriosis?
The primary symptoms of endometriosis are pain and infertility.
How do healthcare providers diagnose endometriosis?
Surgery is currently the only way to confirm a diagnosis of endometriosis.
What are the treatments for endometriosis?
Although there is currently no cure for endometriosis, there are effective treatment options for endometriosis symptoms.
NICHD Endometriosis Research Information
NICHD conducts and supports research on endometriosis and on the symptoms associated with endometriosis.
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NICHD conducts and supports a variety of clinical research projects related to endometriosis.
Other Endometriosis FAQs
Find answers to other common questions about endometriosis, such as how it affects cancer risk and pregnancy.
Links to websites of groups that study or provide information about endometriosis.