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Endometriosis: symptoms that might reveal the presence of this pathological condition

According to the latest available data, at least 190 million women worldwide suffer from endometriosis, a disabling pathological condition that affects both women of reproductive age and particularly women who are infertile or have difficulty conceiving.

Endometriosis significantly affects the quality of life of women affected, both physically and psychologically.

Relying on medical help to detect and treat it is essential for improving one's quality of life.

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The impact of endometriosis in women's lives
According to the latest available data, at least 190 million women worldwide reportedly suffer from endometriosis, a disabling disease condition that particularly affects women of reproductive age and women who are infertile or have difficulty conceiving. Endometriosis significantly affects the quality of life of women affected by it, both physically and psychologically. Relying on medical help to detect and treat it is essential for improving one's quality of life.
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What is endometriosis
Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. This disease affects the tissue that covers the uterus, called the endometrium, then causes inflammation and pain, especially during menstruation, intimate relations or defecation.
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Symptoms of endometriosis
Symptoms that should be alarm bells for endometriosis are mainly these: pelvic pain especially during menstrual periods, very severe menstrual pain, pain during intimate relations, pain with bowel movements or during urination, fatigue, constipation, bloating, nausea, diarrhea (source: fondoasim.it).
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The complications of endometriosis
When the diagnosis of endometriosis comes late, this can lead to some even very serious complications. The main ones are mainly two, namely infertility and ovarian cancer.
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The possible treatments
Endometriosis can be treated with different treatment approaches such as medical therapy, surgical therapy, and periodic monitoring with medical checkups.
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