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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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.

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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Endometriosis Foundation of America

The Endometriosis Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 organization that focuses on fighting the devastating effects of endometriosis - a debilitating disease affecting 176 million women and adolescent girls worldwide - 1 in 10 women of childbearing age in the United States. The EFA strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training and fund landmark endometriosis research.

Last Updated: 12 Nov 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: 9 Jul 2015

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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.

http://www.EndometriosisAssn.org

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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Endometriosis Foundation of America

The Endometriosis Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 organization that focuses on fighting the devastating effects of endometriosis - a debilitating disease affecting 176 million women and adolescent girls worldwide - 1 in 10 women of childbearing age in the United States. The EFA strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training and fund landmark endometriosis research.

http://www.endofound.org

Last Updated: 12 Nov 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: 9 Jul 2015

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General Resources

Educational Information About Endometriosis

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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 1635 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), MMP-9, tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMP-1) and transforming growth factor-β2 (TGF-β2) expression in eutopic endometrium of women with peritoneal endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Krzysztof Szymanowski, Mateusz Mikołajczyk, Przemysław Wirstlein, Anna Dera-Szymanowska

Journal: Ann Agric Environ Med. 2016 12;23(4):649-653.

 

The prevalence of endometriosis among reproductive age women is 7-17%; however, these figures reach 20-50% in patients suffering from infertility. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) activity is thought to be particularly essential in the early phases of endometriosis development. Any ...

Last Updated: 29 Dec 2016

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[Analysis of relevant factors for recurrence of ovarian endometriosis after conservative laparoscopic surgery].
 

Author(s): Huanhuan Guo, Airong Shen, Shengnan Xu, Jingjing Yang

Journal: Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2016 Apr;41(4):405-10.

 

To analyze relevant factors for recurrence of ovarian endometriosis after conservative surgery.


Last Updated: 31 May 2016

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Therapeutic Affordances of Online Support Group Use in Women With Endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Amie Shoebotham, Neil S Coulson

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The Internet has provided women living with endometriosis new opportunities to seek support online. Online support groups may provide a range of therapeutic affordances that may benefit these women.

Last Updated: 10 May 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Endometriosis" returned 279 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Estrogen signaling in the proliferative endometrium: implications in endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Rita de Cássia Pereira da Costa e Silva, Kátia Karina Verolli de Oliveira Moura, Circoncisto Laurentino Ribeiro Júnior, Lidia Andreu Guillo

Journal: Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). ;62(1):72-7.

 

Even though the physiological role of estrogen in the female reproductive cycle and endometrial proliferative phase is well established, the signaling pathways by which estrogen exerts its action in the endometrial tissue are still little known. In this regard, advancements in cell ...

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2016

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DNA methylation in endometriosis (Review).
 

Author(s): Ourania Koukoura, Stavros Sifakis, Demetrios A Spandidos

Journal: Mol Med Rep. 2016 Apr;13(4):2939-48.

 

Endometriosis is defined by the presence and growth of functional endometrial tissue, outside the uterine cavity, primarily in the ovaries, pelvic peritoneum and rectovaginal septum. Although it is a benign disease, it presents with malignant characteristics, such as invasion to surrounding ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2016

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Puerperal ileal perforation secondary to endometriosis: Case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Judit Albareda, Manuel Victor Albi, Grevelyn Sosa, Ana Cano, Manuel Emilio Macello, Beatriz Albi Martin

Journal: Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Feb;55(1):121-4.

 

Bowel endometriosis is an uncommon disease that can cause serious complications and may require immediate medical attention. We wish to remind about bowel perforation caused by endometriosis, its diagnostic difficulty, and the need or urgent management in late pregnancy and puerperium.

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2016

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Laparoscopic Surgical Management of Endometriosis on Fertility
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2017

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Perinatal Consequences of Endometriosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2016

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Subcutaneous Progesterone Supplementation in Patients With Endometriosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2016

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