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What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a painful disease that occurs when tissue similar to that which normally grows inside the uterus instead grows on other internal organs. Like the lining of the uterus, this tissue still breaks down as part of the normal monthly reproductive cycle. However, with no route to exit the body, these lesions remain internal, causing inflammation, intense pain and potential damage to other organs.

Symptoms can include intense abdominal pain, heavy bleeding, prolonged periods, chronic and extreme fatigue, cramping, pain during sex, constipation, nausea and bloating. Many women with endometriosis also suffer from infertility. Because these symptoms mimic so many other diseases, endometriosis can often times take years to properly diagnose. 

Currently there is no known definitive cause of endometriosis, and there is no cure.

It's time to put an END to Endometriosis.

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