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  • noun A condition, usually resulting in pain and dysmenorrhea, that is characterized by the abnormal occurrence of functional endometrial tissue outside the uterus.

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  • noun medicine A condition in which the endometrium is found elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus.

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  • noun the presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea

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  • Both practitioners also said a laparoscopic surgical procedure could be conducted to rule out problems such as endometriosis, which is when the tissue that lines the uterus, grows outside the organ and attaches to other organs in the abdominal cavity.

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  • The condition, called endometriosis, affects ten to fifteen percent of women during their reproductive years.

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  • The condition, called endometriosis, affects ten to fifteen percent of women during their reproductive years.

    A Book of Miracles

  • The condition, called endometriosis, affects ten to fifteen percent of women during their reproductive years.

    A Book of Miracles

  • The condition, called endometriosis, affects ten to fifteen percent of women during their reproductive years.

    A Book of Miracles

  • The condition, called endometriosis, affects ten to fifteen percent of women during their reproductive years.

    A Book of Miracles

  • It is done to remove cancers of the uterus or cervix, or more commonly to treat a painful condition called endometriosis or because of noncancerous uterine growths called fibroids.

    The Debate Over Sparing the Cervix in Hysterectomies

  • For those of you who don't know, endometriosis occurs when the cells that line the uterus grow outside the uterus too.

    Archive 2007-01-01

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