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Unformatted text preview: Endometriosis:A closer look Beth McNeill M.S. Lecturer Department of Health and Kinesiology Texas A&M University Endometriosis Prevalence Afflicts approximately 10-15% of reproductive age women At least 5.5 million women in North America 90 million women world-wide Most common in women in their 30s & 40s What is Endometriosis? A disease in which the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus grows in a site(s) other than the uterus. Word origin: Endo meaning inside metrium means mother Endometriosis events Exact cause unknown Endometrial cells relocate and begin to function according to their design Endometriosis events Endometrial cells collect outside the uterus and begin to grow. Endometriosis events Abnormal endometrium is under the same hormonal control as the menstrual cycle; thus, it attempts to menstruate just like the cells within the uterus. Symptoms of Endometriosis Extremely painful menstrual cramps that often worsen over time Chronic pelvic pain including lower back Pain during or after sex Intestinal pain Painful bowel movements Painful urination during menstrual periods Heavy menstrual periods Premenstrual spotting or bleeding between periods Infertility Diagnosis of Endometriosis Suspicion Menstrual history Pelvic exam Ultrasound Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Diagnostic laparoscopy...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course HLTH 700 taught by Professor Chaney during the Fall '05 term at Texas A&M.

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Chapter15ano - Endometriosis:A closer look Beth McNeill...

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