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Endometriosis can affect your fertility. Find out about endometriosis symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Endometriosis Articles

Endometriosis can be a painful, chronic disease that results when the tissue that is normally inside the uterus (endometrial tissue) grows outside of the uterine cavity. Although it is estimated to affect over one million women in the U.S., the exact number is unknown, since many women with the condition have no symptoms.

The symptoms of endometriosis vary from woman to woman, and some women may not experience symptoms at all.

The only way to definitively diagnose endometriosis is with a biopsy. This is usually done during a type of surgery called a laparoscopy. During the procedure, the doctor uses a small telescope-like tube called a laparoscope to look for signs of endometriosis on the outside of the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes.

Endometriosis Videos

Endometriosis and Infertility

Source: Center for Human Reproduction
New York fertility doctor Norbert Gleicher, founder of the Center for Human Reproduction, explains what endometriosis is, symptoms of endometriosis, and how it affects fertility, is diagnosed and treated.

Video: What is Endometriosis?

How do you know if you have endometriosis? Dr. Grace Janik of Reproductive Specialty Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin explains what is endometriosis to help women better understand the signs and symptoms.

Video: What are Treatments for Endometriosis?

How should endometriosis be treated? Dr. Kathleen Brennen of UCLA Fertility and Reproductive Center explains what are the treatment options for endometriosis.