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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  1. says: Samantha

    I do appreciate this article and the excellent information! This website is amazing and has find and defined many conditions I’ve suffered! I believe I had endometriosis for years as I always had terrible, painful periods! I was in my twenties in the eighties and I spoke to many doctors and a few gynecoligists over the years but they dismissed it and told me to take ibuprofen before my period started. Needless to say I was already taking tons of it, which caused problems later! Anyway, I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis in 2013 , after being ill for a long time and searching for a cure. I’m 2011, however, I had to have a hysterectomy after years of bleeding between periods until it became way worse and totally denigrating to my life and work. I had had uterine fibroids, undiagnosed for years and as a result was infertile so was unable to have the child of my dreams. I’m so very glad there is awareness for all of this now! Drs just didn’t know much about endometriosis for years and I didn’t always have adequate health insurance and I fell through the cracks of the healthcare system. Furthermore this system ignores many “female” issues which need way more research! To and ladies suffering, speak up I dears! Be insistent and be your own advocate with medical professionals! You do not need to suffer! Waiting may also result in infertility and cancer as I had and you can prevent this! Thank you for the great information! comin! All my Best to all!

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