What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a medical condition in which uncharacteristic growth of the endometrial cells happens that spread out in the different parts of the body to which it does not belongs. Endometriosis can occur in different areas like the fallopian tubes, pelvic organs, colon and bladder, within the uterine or in the outer surface of the uterus. Endometriosis islets also form in the sides of the pelvic cavity and even in the lungs. With the starting of the menstrual period, the islets become larger with the blood and problem arises with the increases of the islets because the blood has no place to go and spread to the tissues in the surrounding areas causing inflammation and pain. This disease is commonly found in the industrialized countries and can cause complications to health.
It is estimated that endometriosis occurs in 5 % of women. Endometriosis is diagnosed by laproscopy. Read more about endometriosis symptoms and signs.