Endometriosis & Uterine Fibroids

Endometriosis & Uterine Fibroids

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue (endometrium) that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus. This process can cause pain, sometimes severe, during period and intercourse. About 30 to 50 percent of women with endometriosis have difficulty getting pregnant. Such women are advised not to delay starting family as the condition can worsen with time. While different treatments are available, early diagnosis and treatment is better for good results.


Uterine fibroids (also called fibromyomas, leiomyomas or myomas) are non-cancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during your childbearing years. As many as 3 out of 4 women have uterine fibroids since they generally have no symptoms, they are often unnoticed. Fibroids may be detected incidentally during a pelvic exam or prenatal ultrasound. In general, uterine fibroids seldom require medical or surgical treatment unless patient faces extreme discomfort or troublesome symptoms. Although rare, fibroids may require emergency treatment when they cause sudden, sharp pelvic pain or profuse menstrual bleeding.

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