Fibromyalgia and Endometriosis

Studies show a connection between fibromyalgia and endometriosis. One diagnosed with endometriosis is at higher risk of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

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What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue imitating the natural tissue of the uterus lining, the endometrium, forms abnormally on the outside of your uterus.  This painful disorder generally affect the ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue in the abdominal cavity. This condition seldom spread outside the limits of pelvic organs.

When one has endometriosis, the abnormal tissue on the outside of the uterus imitate the activity of endometrial tissue which increases in thickness, breaks apart and bleed upon every menstrual cycle. As it is located on the outside of the uterus, this abnormal tissue cannot exit the body like normal endometrial tissue and remains inside the body. Endometriosis can occur at the ovaries causing cysts known as endometriomas. The adjacent tissues can be affected resulting in injured tissue and adhesions.

Endometriosis is painful disease which can be become unbearable particularly during menstruation. The patient suffering from the condition can also experience fertility issues. On a good note, there are adequate treatments for the condition.

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