It's Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endometriosis Awareness Month: Delaware Valley OBGYN blog

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

A few facts about endometriosis:

  • Endometriosis affects 1/10 women.

  • It is a disease that occurs when tissue similar to endometrium (the lining of the uterus) grows in places other than where it normally belongs.

  • The symptoms of endometriosis include pelvic pain, pain with intercourse and painful periods, and are usually cyclic, fluctuating with your menstrual cycle.

  • Even though endometriosis can usually not be cured (except with menopause), it can be readily treated with either medications or surgery.

  • Endometriosis can affect your fertility but it does not always do so.