- Q What is adenomyosis?
Dr. John Lipman, RadiologyTo understand adenomyosis, one needs to understand the layers of the uterus. There are 3 main layers of the uterus: endometrium, myometrium, and perimetrium. The endometrium is the thin lining of the uterus. It is what sheds with each menstrual cycle... Full Answer
- Q How does endometriosis affect fertility?
Researchers have found that in cases of infertility, 25 to 50 percent are due to endometriosis. When your displaced endometrial tissue swells and bleeds, it can cause scar tissue and cysts to develop. This extra matter can sometimes block some of the... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for endometriosis?
Although the cause for endometriosis is still unknown, researchers have pinpointed some risk factors associated with the condition. These risk factors include medical conditions that stop the flow of blood during your period, having short menstrual... Full Answer
- Q What causes endometriosis?
No one knows what causes endometriosis, but they have several theories as to its origination. Some believe endometriosis is caused by the backward flow of blood during menstruation, which spreads endometrial tissue to other parts of the body. Others... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my endometriosis on a daily basis?
You can manage your endometriosis on a daily basis by following the indications of your doctor regarding treatment. Be sure to use your pain relievers and hormone therapies in a timely manner in order to avoid pain and heavy bleeding. Use household items... Full Answer