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EndometriosisTARA LANDRUMDEVRY UNIVERSITY
EndometriosisThe tissue that lines the uterusis known as endometrium.Endometriosis is a chroniccondition in which endometrial-like tissue grows outside of theuterus.
How did endometriosis get its name?
Symptoms andDiagnosisDiagnosisThere are tests, which the gynecologist may perform. Theseinclude:UltrasoundMRI scansCA125Gynecological examinationsThe only method for a definite “gold standard”diagnosis, is laparoscopy with biopsy of tissue. Nogynecologist can be 100% certain of endometriosiswithout doing surgery. It’s frustrating for women withthis condition as well as healthcare workers to onlyhave one definite way of diagnosing endometriosis.Symptomssevere crampingmenstrual painpain during sexvery tight pelvic floor musclesdiscomfort with bowel movements andurinationinfertilitylower back painheavy or irregular bleedingfatigue
TreatmentsGnRH AgonistsBirth control pillsProgestinsOther medicationsHeatSurgery

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Term
Fall
Professor
paula Arceneaux
Tags
Endometrium, endometriosis, Uterus

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