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How to Deal With Endometriosis Pain

Endometriosis causes crippling pain in women, with some spending up to a month of every year debilitated by it.

“We're talking about pain that's beyond ‘I took two ibuprofen and went to work,'” said Dr. Kr...

Endometriosis Can Complicate a Hysterectomy

Patients living with endometriosis are more likely to have complications during and after a hysterectomy, new research indicates.

Knowing that, surgeons should be prepared for these problems from the outset, the researchers from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center noted.

Among the surgical complications are the need for blood transfusions and increased risk of infection....

High Cadmium Levels Linked to Endometriosis

Women are more likely to develop endometriosis if they have elevated levels of cadmium in their system, a new study reports.

Twice as many women with slightly or moderately elevated levels of the toxic element wound up with endometriosis compared to women with the lowest levels, researchers say.

“Although endometriosis is estimated to affect 1 in 10 women, the reason why this cond...

Undiagnosed Endometriosis Can Harm Fertility

Women with undiagnosed endometriosis had far fewer babies than their peers in the years preceding their diagnosis, according to new research.

“Our findings suggest that doctors who see women suffering from painful menstruation and chronic pelvic pain, should keep in mind the possibility of endometriosis and treat them effectively,” said study leader

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  • July 10, 2023
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  • How Fibroids, Endometriosis Affect a Woman's Odds for Ovarian Cancer

    Having uterine fibroids or endometriosis can increase a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer, but a new study finds that a hysterectomy can lower that risk for both Black and white women with fibroids.

    “Conditions such as endometriosis and fibroids can impact health and quality of life,” said Dr. Barbara N...

    New Drug Combo Buys More Time for Advanced Endometrial Cancer Patients

    Researchers have discovered that two drugs might be better than one for women who have advanced endometrial cancer.

    Combining chemotherapy and immunotherapy or a monoclonal antibody at the same time helped these patients live longer without their cancer progressing, especially those who had a specific type of endometrial cancer known as a mismatch repair-deficient tumor.

    "We found a...

    At-Home Care of Painful Endometriosis

    Patients with painful endometriosis can help reclaim their lives by managing flare-ups at home and getting medical care, a specialist in women's health assures.

    Dr. Kristin Riley, chief of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Penn State Health in Hershey, offered information about the condition tha...

    'Cellular Atlas' Could Be Step Against Endometriosis

    Few good treatment options exist for the millions of women dealing with the intense pain caused by endometriosis, but researchers say a new "cellular atlas" could help.

    A team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has developed a detailed molecular profile of endometriosis using data from 400,000 patient cells.

    “Endometriosis has been an understudied disease in part beca...

    Amy Schumer Reveals Long Battle With Endometriosis

    Comedian and actor Amy Schumer has struggled with numerous health conditions over the years but feels "like a new person" since having surgery to treat endometriosis.

    Schumer detailed the experience in the new docuseries "The Checkup With Dr. David Agus."

    "I'm feeling really hopeful and I am really glad that I did it, and I think it's going to change my life," Schumer said in an In...

    Researchers May Have Noninvasive Way to Diagnose Endometriosis

    Women can suffer for years with the debilitating pain and medical complications of endometriosis without a diagnosis.

    Now, researchers believe they may be able to diagnose the condition using just menstrual blood, which has distinct characteristics in patients who have endometriosis...

    PFAS 'Forever Chemicals' Cost the U.S. Billions

    They are called "forever chemicals" because they linger in the human body and can contribute to the risk of everything from cancer to childhood obesity.

    Now, new research on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) finds they also exact a huge financial toll, costing the U.S. health system billions every year.


    Endometriosis: It's Not Just Painful Periods

    Chronic pelvic pain -- typically during menstruation -- is the most common indication of endometriosis, an incurable inflammatory condition that can cause infertility, an expert says.

    About 10% of women have the disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of it and can spread to areas such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries and pelvis.

    "The most common symptom...

    Immune-Based Drug Fights Advanced Endometrial Cancer: Study

    A drug used to treat several types of cancer is also an effective treatment for aggressive forms of endometrial cancer, the second most common cancer in women worldwide, a new clinical trial shows. The endometrium is the inner lining of the uterus.

    "These findings suggest a long-term benefit to patients," said lead researcher Dr. David O'Malley, a gynecologic oncologist at the Ohio State ...

    Is Hysterectomy Always Needed for a Common, Painful Gynecologic Condition?

    A hysterectomy isn't necessarily needed to treat a common women's health problem, researchers report.

    Adenomyosis is abnormal tissue growth in the wall of the uterus, which causes cramps and heavy menstrual bleeding. The condition affects as many as one in three women.

    But it often goes undiagnosed until it results in a hysterectomy, according to a broad review of medical literature...

    What Is Endometriosis, and How Is It Treated?

    There's no cure for endometriosis, but women have several treatment options for the painful condition, an expert says.

    With endometriosis, tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of it, where it can reach the fallopian tubes, ovaries, bowel, bladder, diaphragm and, more rarely, other parts of the body. It can reduce fertility.

    Symptoms can include chronic p...

    Could Tanning Raise a Woman's Odds for Endometriosis?

    Young women who regularly visit tanning salons may have an increased risk of developing endometriosis, a new study suggests.

    Researchers said the findings, from a large study of U.S. women, don't prove that tanning beds help cause the painful pelvic condition.

    But, they noted, the study might give women more incentive to avoid indoor tanning.

    Endometriosis is a condition in wh...

    Endometriosis Risk Can Be Predicted in Young Girls: Study

    Taller and thinner girls are more likely to develop the often painful condition known as endometriosis, according to the results of a six-decade study.

    The findings could lead to earlier detection and treatment of the common gynecological disease, the researchers said.

    In endometriosis, tissue that looks and acts like the lining of the uterus grows in locations outside it. ...

    Is Your Pelvic Pain a Sign of Endometriosis?

    Women with pelvic pain should consider the possibility of endometriosis and discuss it with their doctor, an expert in gynecology says.

    While pelvic pain can be a sign of many conditions, endometriosis is among the most common. It occurs when cells from the lining of the uterus grow into other areas of the body. The condition affects one in 10 women of reproductive age, according to t...

    Uterus 'Scratching' Technique Won't Boost Fertility Treatment Success

    An add-on procedure sometimes used before in-vitro fertilization won't increase a couple's chances of having a baby, according to a new study.

    The technique is called endometrial scratching. A thin plastic tube is inserted into the uterus through the cervix and a small sample of tissue is taken from the lining of the uterus (endometrium).

    "It was thought that the action of...