Endometriosis comes from the word endometrium. It is the lining in the uterus that the female body produces each month in case of egg implantation.Many times the endometrial tissue passes through the end of the fallopian tube & into the abdomen. Hormones made in the next menstrual cycle create an environment for the extra mass to grow, which later sheds off like other tissue in the uterus.Book an appointment online to consult with Dr. Asha Shanbhag for gynec issues.Although the bleeding & removal of tissue from the body does not take place, that causes inflammation and irritation of local tissue.Endometriosis may grow on the outside of your uterus, ovaries and tubes, and even your bladder and intestines.[caption id="attachment_23695" align="aligncenter" width="500"]
Symptoms of Endometriosis[/caption]It is a very common condition affecting 1 in 10 women. Endometriosis affects women in their reproductive years(15-45 years).