The Systemic Effects of Endometriosis.

@article{Alderman2017TheSE,
  title={The Systemic Effects of Endometriosis.},
  author={Myles H Alderman and Nicole Yoder and Hugh S Taylor},
  journal={Seminars in reproductive medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={
          263-270
        }
}
Endometriosis is a condition defined by the presence of endometrial glands and stroma in ectopic locations. While the most commonly seen symptoms of the disease are pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, and infertility, endometriosis has also systemic effects in multiple organ systems. Here, we review literature describing closely associated comorbidities including cardiovascular disease, cancers, autoimmune disease, psychiatric conditions, and metabolism/body weight. We examine the pathophysiology and… CONTINUE READING

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