A disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus.
Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging often required
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
With endometriosis, the tissue can be found on the ovaries, fallopian tubes or the intestines.
The most common symptoms are pain and menstrual irregularities.
Effective treatments, such as hormones and excision surgery, are available.