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.
Research shows that certain factors may increase or decrease a woman’s risk for endometriosis.
The primary symptoms of endometriosis are pain and infertility.
Surgery is currently the only way to confirm a diagnosis of endometriosis.