Endometriosis implants are most commonly found on the ovaries, the Fallopian tubes, outer surfaces of the uterus or intestines, and on the surface lining of the pelvic cavity. They also
can be found in the vagina, cervix, and bladder. Endometriosis may not produce any symptoms,
but when it does the most common symptom is pelvic pain that worsens just prior to menstruation and improves at the end of the menstrual period.
Other symptoms of endometriosis include:
- Pain during sex
- Pain with pelvic examinations
- Cramping or pain during bowel movements or urination
Treatment of endometriosis can be with medication or surgery.
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- Ovarian cysts definition and facts
are the ovaries
and how big are they?
- What are ovarian cysts?
- What signs and symptoms are caused by ovarian cysts?
- What are the symptoms of a ruptured ovarian cyst?
- What causes, and what are the types of ovarian cysts?
- Can ovarian cysts cause cancer?
- What are the risks of ovarian cysts during pregnancy?
- Can a woman get ovarian cysts during peri-, or postmenopause?
- How are ovarian cysts diagnosed?
- How can the physician decide if an ovarian cyst is dangerous?
- What is the treatment for ovarian cysts?
- What about surgery for ovarian cysts?
- Which specialties of doctors treat ovarian cysts?
- What is the prognosis for a woman with ovarian cysts?
- Can ovarian cysts be prevented?
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- Uterine fibroids facts
- What are uterine fibroids?
- What causes uterine fibroids and how common are they?
- What are the symptomsof uterine fibroids?
- Do untreated uterine fibroids pose a risk?
- What are the usual ways of diagnosing uterine fibroids?
- What is the treatment for uterine fibroids?
- Surgery for fibroids
- Medical treatment for fibroids
- What are the risks of uterine fibroids during pregnancy?
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Uterine Cancer Article
- Uterine cancer facts*
- What is endometrial cancer?
- What are risk factors for endometrial cancer?
- What are signs and symptoms of endometrial cancer?
- What tests and procedures diagnose endometrial cancer?
- What factors affect prognosis and treatment options for uterine cancer?
- How is uterine cancer staging determined?
- How does cancer spread in the body?
- Cancer may
spread from where it began to other parts of the body.
- What are the stages of endometrial cancer?
- What is recurrent endometrial cancer?
- What are treatment options for endometrial cancer?
- What are new types of treatment being tested in uterine cancer clinical trials?
- What are clinical trials?
- Patients can enter clinical trials before, during, or after starting their
- What follow-up tests may be needed after treatment of endometrial cancer?
- What are uterine cancer treatment options by stage?
- What are treatment options for recurrent endometrial cancer?
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