Endometriosis A-Z

The Endometriosis Foundation of America strives to provide relevant and cutting-edge information on endometriosis to support those who may be struggling with the disease.  On the following pages, we provide information on the basic biology of endometriosis as well as answer frequently asked questions about the disease.

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What Is Endometriosis? Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

What Is Endometriosis? Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

A common myth about endometriosis is that the more endometrial cells accumulated in the body outside of the uterine cavity, the more pain it causes for the woman. Any amount of endometriosis present can cause pain.

Endometriosis Symptoms

Endometriosis Symptoms

There are many symptoms of endometriosis, but not everyone will experience all, most or even any of the symptoms. The disease can go undiagnosed for years and only present itself once the symptoms become severe.

What causes endometriosis?

What causes endometriosis?

The cause of endometriosis is unknown. While multiple theories exist to its etiology, these should be taken as hypotheses that need further research to be validated.

Endometriosis Stages: <br />Understanding the Different Stages of Endometriosis

Endometriosis Stages:
Understanding the Different Stages of Endometriosis

Endometriosis can be classified into four stages. The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) defines stages on the lesions themselves, particularly the number of implants are and their depth

Endometriosis: Fast Facts

Endometriosis: Fast Facts

Endometriosis: Fast Facts Endometriosis is a disease of the female reproductive system Endometriosis affects women during childbearing age (from her first period until menopause) Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women worldwide Symptoms typically…