Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial glands are present outside of the uterus.
Endometriosis occurs in approximately 1/10 women of reproductive age.
The most common symptom of endometriosis is chronic (long-term) pelvic pain, especially just before and during the menstrual period. Pain also may occur during sexual intercourse. If endometriosis is present on the bowel, pain during bowel movements can occur. If it affects the bladder, pain may be felt during urination. Heavy menstrual bleeding is another symptom of endometriosis.
There are medical and surgical treatment options available for endometriosis.
Learn more about endometriosis at https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Endometriosis.