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Endometriosis: Scrambled Eggs and Killer Cramps

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Air date: Tuesday, October 29, 2002, 7:00:00 PM
Time displayed is Eastern Time, Washington DC Local
Views: Total views: 150 * This only includes stats from October 2011 and forward.
Category: Special
Runtime: 00:55:40
Description: Medicine for the Public 2002 Lecture Series

Endometriosis is a common gynecologic disease. Tissue resembling the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus, usually on the pelvic organs. Some women find out they have endometriosis when they have trouble becoming pregnant. Others with endometriosis have pelvic pain with their menstrual periods or with sex. The pain may be so severe that it impacts on their quality of life, affecting their intimate relationships and day-to-day activities. Some women don’t have any symptoms from endometriosis. The treatments for endometriosis are tailored to the woman’s symptoms. Women with infertility may benefit from surgery or other assisted reproductive techniques.

Pamela Stratton, M.D.
Gynecology Consult Service
Pediatric and Reproductive Endocrinology Branch
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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NLM Title: Endometriosis : scrambled eggs and killer cramps / Pamela Stratton.
Author: Stratton, Pamela.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Subjects: Endometriosis
Pelvic Pain
Publication Types: Lectures
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NLM Classification: WP 390
NLM ID: 101268559
CIT Live ID: 1862
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