October 2023 - The Ultrasound Suite

Endometriosis: Frequently Asked Questions

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Post by Rebecca Falnes

 

WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS?

The endometrium is the medical name for the lining of the uterus. This is what is shed during a woman’s period. Every month the lining gradually gets thicker and thicker until the period starts, then it sheds and becomes thin to start the cycle over again. 

Endometriosis is when that lining, or tissue similar to it, grows outside of the uterus. The most common location is in the pelvic area. Although rare, it can travel to the upper abdomen as well […]