Endometriosis

Common Name(s)

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue that lines the uterus grows somewhere else, such as on the ovaries, behind the uterus, or on the bowels or bladder. During menstruation, the tissue breaks down and bleeds with the menstrual cycle, but the displaced tissue cannot exit the body. This can cause cysts to form, eventually leading to the development of scar tissue and adhesions. This trapped tissue can cause extreme pain, very heavy periods, and infertility, though some women may present no symptoms at all. The cause of endometriosis is not known.

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Endometriosis" for support, advocacy or research.

Endometriosis Association

The Endometriosis Association (EA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit international organization that provides support, information and advocacy for women with endometriosis, educates the public and the medical community about the disease. The Association supports research related to endometriosis, and works to increase scientific knowledge about the disease.

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Endometriosis" for support, advocacy or research.

Endometriosis Association

The Endometriosis Association (EA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit international organization that provides support, information and advocacy for women with endometriosis, educates the public and the medical community about the disease. The Association supports research related to endometriosis, and works to increase scientific knowledge about the disease.

http://www.EndometriosisAssn.org

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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General Resources

Educational Information About Endometriosis

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Updated 29 Apr 2014

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Endometriosis" returned 1182 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Anti-mullerian hormone is expressed by endometriosis tissues and induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in endometriosis cells.
 

Author(s): Pietro G Signorile, Francesca Petraglia, Alfonso Baldi

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The anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) is a member of the transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) superfamily, which is responsible of the regression of the mullerian duct. AMH is expressed in the normal endometrium, where, acting in a paracrine fashion, negatively regulates cellular viability. ...

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2014

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Umbilical endometriosis associated with large umbilical hernia. Case report.
 

Author(s): M Stojanovic, M Radojkovic, L Jeremic, A Zlatic, G Stanojevic, D Janjic, S Mihajlovic, I Dimov, M Kostov, M Zdravkovic, M Stojanovic

Journal: Chirurgia (Bucur). ;109(2):267-70.

 

Umbilical endometriosis is a rare condition, usually following laparoscopic and surgical procedures involving the umbilicus.Spontaneous umbilical endometriosis occurring without any previous abdominal or uterine surgery is extremely rare. The maximal depth of penetration of the umbilical ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2014

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[Transvaginal specimen extraction after laparoscopic bowel resection in deeply infiltrating endometriosis].
 

Author(s): Attila Bokor, Akos Pohl, Péter Lukovich, János Rigó

Journal: Orv Hetil. 2014 Mar;155(11):420-3.

 

The authors report a case of a 27-year-old patient who had deeply infiltrating endometriosis involving the rectum, sigmoid colon and the rectovaginal septum, which was removed by laparoscopic surgery. During surgery the affected bowel segment, the deeply infiltrating nodule of the ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Endometriosis" returned 195 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A case of multisystem endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Pardeep Athwal, Krishna Patel, Cameron Hassani, Shapour Bahadori, Peter Nardi

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Catamenial pneumothorax is a rare complication secondary to pleural endometriosis. We present a case of a 37-year-old-female with a history of recurrent pneumothoraces with an associated temporal relationship to the onset of her menses. In addition to her recurrent pneumothoraces, ...

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2014

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Endometriosis and physical exercises: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Camila M Bonocher, Mary L Montenegro, Julio C Rosa E Silva, Rui A Ferriani, Juliana Meola

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Regular physical exercise seems to have protective effects against diseases that involve inflammatory processes since it induces an increase in the systemic levels of cytokines with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and also acts by reducing estrogen levels. Evidence has ...

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2014

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The importance and perspective of magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Agnieszka Bianek-Bodzak, Edyta Szurowska, Sambor Sawicki, Marcin Liro

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2013 ;2013():436589.

 

MR imaging is becoming increasingly important in the assessment of patients with endometriosis. Its multiplanar capabilities and superior soft tissue contrast are particularly useful in the detection of deep infiltrating endometriotic implants. Endometriosis, defined as the presence ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Infertility and Endometriosis Cohort
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis; Infertility

 

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2013

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Telomeres Evaluation in Endometriosis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2013

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Ulipristal for Endometriosis-related Pelvic Pain
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2014

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