“Low back pain is a very common symptom of endometriosis. It often is caused by endo on the uterosacral ligaments.”
Today’s endometriosis fact brought to you by: Centre for Endometriosis Care
“Luteinized Unruptured Follicle (LUF) Syndrome occurs in significant frequency in women with Endometriosis. Basically, LUF syndrome causes the woman to seem like she has ovulated (according to blood hormones) but the egg actually was never released from the follicle on the ovary. When this happens, progesterone levels in the peritoneal fluid (mentioned above) does not rise. Progesterone levels in the peritoneal fluid partially serve to destroy ‘endometrial’ cells that are present in this abdominal fluid, so, when the levels of peritoneal progesterone are low or absent, the ‘endometrial’ cells live, find residence on surrounding tissues (bowels, ovaries, etc), and become ‘Endometriosis’.”
Today’s fact brought to you by: Dr. Spence Pentland
Less common symptoms of endometriosis may include:
Today’s endometriosis fact brought to you by: NHS Choices
Patches of endometrial tissue may be found:
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Endometriosis presents many of the same symptoms as other gynecological diseases including pelvic inflammatory disease; benign or malignant ovarian tumors; other pelvic tumors; pathological conditions of the bowel, rectum, bladder, ureter or other urinary organs; pelvic congestion syndrome and even chronic urinary tract infection.
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“The estimated mean annual societal cost of endometriosis was $5200 per patient, with lost productivity and lost leisure time costs accounting for 78%. Extrapolating these figures yields an estimated total annual cost to Canadian society of $1.8 billion attributable to surgically confirmed endometriosis in Canada.”
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