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.