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Is endometriosis serious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Endometriosis can be serious especially if it remains untreated. Depending on the amount of endometrial tissue and where it is located, the symptoms of endometriosis can be debilitating. More than this, endometriosis has been known to affect fertility and occasionally develop into uterine or ovarian cancer.

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