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So... What is Endo?

Endometriosis is a chronic, inflammatory and estrogen-dependent gynecological disease that affects about 10% of women.

The disease is caused when cells similar to those in the endometrium (the layer of tissue that normally covers the inside of the uterus), usually, in the pelvic area.

The endometrial cells outside the uterus respond to hormonal changes similar to the endometrial cells inside the uterus, and especially to estrogen. When there is bleeding from the endometrial layer in the uterus (menstruation), there may also be bleeding from the endometrial tissue outside the uterus followed by various inflammatory processes. The blood secreted from the cells outside the uterus has no way of being excreted from the body, and its accumulation eventually causes infections between the abnormal bleeding tissue and nearby organs, pelvic lesions and scar tissue, inflammatory foci that can penetrate organs, and endometrial cysts.

The disease is extremely difficult to diagnose, and many doctors are not proficient enough in it, hence, the average delay in diagnosis worldwide is about 12 years. A complete and definite diagnosis of the disease can be made only through laparoscopic surgery and biopsy of the removed tissues. However, specialist physicians who have been trained in the treatment of the disease in depth can arrive at a relatively reliable diagnosis through gynecological examination, pelvic ultrasound, and in-depth investigation of the symptoms.

Common symptoms of the disease:

Severe pain during menstruation and / or ovulation, chronic pelvic pain, severe lower back pain during menstruation, pain during intercourse, digestive problems such as constipation, bloating, rectal bleeding and pain in bowel movements (sometimes misdiagnosed as "irritable bowel syndrome"), burning sensations, frequency and difficulty urinating, nausea, vomiting and fainting during menstruation, chronic fatigue, leg pain, migraines, depression, mood swings, infertility, etc’

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