Endometriosis: A Quest for Answers
According to a recent online survey conducted by HealthyWomen of over 1,000 women and 352 healthcare professionals (HCPs), pain during and between periods are the main symptoms that caused most respondents to visit their HCP to obtain a diagnosis. The second and third reasons included gastrointestinal issues, pain during sex, or painful bowel movements.
Endometriosis: The Invisible Disease
Would you believe it if I told you that 1 in 10 women walk around with a disease most people have never heard of? Would you believe it if I told it takes up to an average of 10 years for a woman to receive a correct diagnosis? Endometriosis is a devastating disease that causes menstrual tissue to grow outside of the uterus and anywhere in the body.
What Is Endometriosis? Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
Endometriosis can impact all aspects of life—school, careers, finances, relationships, and overall well being. An estimated 200 million women worldwide are impacted by this disease, and an estimated 1 out of 10 women suffer in the United States, however many remain undiagnosed. Endometriosis affects women equally across all racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.