Endometriosis is a disease in which tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside the uterus. 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 the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. Its primary symptoms include pain and infertility.
The exact cause of endometriosis is not known, but researchers have some theories.
It is difficult to know exactly how many women have endometriosis because some women might have the condition but not the symptoms.
The primary symptoms of endometriosis are pain and infertility.
Surgery is currently the only way to confirm a diagnosis of endometriosis.