Endometriosis

Misdiagnosis of Endometriosis
Pelvic Pain: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Why is endometriosis often misdiagnosed? There is a multitude of misdiagnoses that doctors will assign to endometriosis. This is primarily […]

Menstrual Clots
Menstrual Clots

Menstrual clots are lumps of coagulated blood or tissue. They are discharged from the uterus during menstruation when the lining of […]

Stages of Endometriosis
Stages of Endometriosis

Endometriosis is classified into four stages: I-minimal, II-mild, III-moderate, and IV-severe. Staging has been defined by the American Society for […]

Ovarian Endometrioma (Chocolate Cysts)
Ovarian Endometrioma

Ovarian endometriomas are highly common and may be present in up to 30-40% of women with endometriosis. Endometriomas are large, […]

Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis (DIE)
Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis (DIE)

Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is a highly invasive form of endometriosis. It is characterized by the presence of rectovaginal nodules […]

Peritoneal Endometriosis
Peritoneal Endometriosis

by Tamer Seckin, MD Endometriosis Excision Surgeon / Seckin Endometriosis Center (SEC) What is peritoneal endometriosis? the American Society of Reproductive Medicine […]

Period Pain (dysmenorrhea): Could It Be Endometriosis?
Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhea)

What is a painful period (dysmenorrhea)? Dysmenorrhea is the scientific term used to describe painful periods. There are two types […]

Endometriosis and Painful Sex (Dyspareunia)
Painful Sex (Dyspareunia)

Dyspareunia is the medical term used to define painful sexual intercourse. It is one of the most common symptoms of […]

Diagnosing Endometriosis
Diagnosing Endometriosis

Endometriosis is one of the most underdiagnosed, misdiagnosed, and mistreated diseases in women of reproductive age. Because the first step […]

Endometriosis in Teenage Girls and Young Women
Endometriosis in Teenage Girls

It is very important to diagnose endometriosis early in the life of teenage girls and young women. This is because […]

Causes of Endometriosis: Several Proposed Theories
Causes of Endometriosis

Science can’t point to a singular cause of endometriosis. However, there are a multitude of highly supported theories that exist. […]

What are the symptoms of endometriosis?
Symptoms of Endometriosis

It can be very difficult for any woman, regardless of her age, to recognize the symptoms of endometriosis. The disease […]

Endometriosis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
Endometriosis picture

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a chronic disease in which endometrial-like tissue is found outside of the uterus. This tissue, […]

Endometriosis and Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB)
Endometriosis and heavy menstruation

Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is defined as menstrual bleeding of abnormal quantity, duration, or schedule. AUB is a major health […]

Pancreatic Endometriosis
How does endometriosis affect the pancreas?

Pancreatic endometriosis is a condition where tissue resembling the lining of the uterus, or the endometrium grows in and around […]