Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that lines the uterus also grows outside the uterus. It can be painful, but treatment is available.
The truth hurts: hysterectomy doesn’t cure endometriosis
Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women, often leading to pain and infertility. Despite one celeb's hysterectomy for endo at 31, it’s not a cure for endometriosis.
Bleeding between periods
Vaginal bleeding between periods is not unusual, but should be checked by your doctor if it happens more than once or twice.
Learn more about health topics that concern women and their families, such as menopause, breast cancer, endometriosis and pregnancy.
Salpingectomy is the removal of one or both of a woman's fallopian tubes, usually to treat cancer, endometriosis or ectopic pregnancy.
Ovariectomy is the surgical removal of one or both ovaries, usually performed to treat an ovarian cyst, ovarian cancer or other ovary-related problem.
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac in the ovary and is common in women with regular periods. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments.
Infertility is usually defined as not being able to get pregnant. A broader view of infertility includes not being able to carry a pregnancy to term.
Adenomyosis is a condition that affects the uterus and can cause heavy periods. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
A laparotomy is an operation that allows surgeons to examine the inside of your abdomen and the internal organs. Find out why it might be needed.