Medically Reviewed by Charles Tatum, MD
From a presentation by Charles Tatum, M.D. McLeod OB/GYN Associates
What is this painful pelvic problem? What are the risk factors? How does the doctor diagnosis it? And when is it time for you to go to your doctor?
McLeod Gynecologist Charles Tatum, MD touches on all these topics.
Key points from the video:
- Endometriosis is a painful menstrual disease caused by the endometrium (tissue that normally grows inside the uterus) growing outside the uterus.
- It can bleed and be very painful.
- Risk Factors (see video)
- Diagnostic process (see video)
- It can affect patients as young as their late teens.
- It is time to see a doctor when…
- A woman has pain for several days during her menstrual cycle.
- It causes her to miss work.
- It makes her want to avoid sexual intercourse.
- It forces her to change her lifestyle.
You may also be interested in these articles:
Endometriosis – Common Questions Women Want to Know.
When a Woman’s Body Rebels – 5 Things to Know About Endometriosis.
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