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Running head: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ENDOMETRIOSIS1EndometriosisCameron CamachoPathophysiology
EndometriosisI have chosen to write my paper on the pathophysiology of Endometriosis. I have chosenthis disease because I find it an interesting topic related only to women. Endometriosis is apainful disease when the endometrium grows outside of the uterus. There are three types ofendometriosis; superficial peritoneal lesions, ovarian endometriomas, and deep infiltratingendometriosis (DIE). This disease involves the ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining ofthe pelvis. In rare occasions it does spread beyond the pelvis. Even though the endometrial tissueis displaced it still acts the way it normally does. It thickens, breaks down and bleeds when thewoman’s period starts. It causes pain especially during the menstrual cycle. We will talk aboutthe signs and symptoms, causes and treatment of endometriosis throughout this paper.Signs and SymptomsThere are many signs and symptoms that come along with having endometriosis. A bigone is pain. During a menstrual period, the patient can experience pain with urination and bowelmovements as well.Pain is present sometimes all the time but especially during the menstrualcycle. Pain during intercourse is also a sign of endometriosis. Having excessive bleeding not justduring a period but there can also be bleeding in-between periods. Often people don’t know thatsome of the symptoms they are having can be endometriosis, and it is usually discovered whentrying to conceive and if a person is having infertility issues. Other symptoms that you can