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Associated Diseases

·   Irritable bowel syndrome
·   Interstitial cystitis
·   Fibromyalgia
·   Chronic fatigue
·   Migraine headaches

Endometriosis pain and associated symptoms 

Blood vessels in the lesions of endometriosis are innervated by sensory and sympathetic supply (pain and sensory amplification) and thought to be the cause of pain.

  • Chronic pain
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Dyspareunia
  • Dyschezia
  • Pelvic visceral or muscle pain ( abdominal, back, lower leg)

Risk of Endometriosis

Increased risk of endometriosis is associated with:

·    Menses longer than 6 days
·    Heavy bleeding during menses
·    Congenital uterine abnormalities such as bicornate uterus or uterus didelphys
·    Certain chemicals such as dioxin, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and bisphenol A

Decreased risk of endometriosis is associated with:

·    Increased parity (having more children)
·    Irregular menses
·    Oral contraceptive use
·    Late menarche
·    Exercise
·    Smokingwith early stages of endometriosis stage 1 or stage 2.

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