Misconceptions and Myths About Endometriosis Why They’re So Wrong

When I mention Myths About Endometriosis to a patient, it’s pretty rare that she hasn’t at least heard of it, even if she’s not sure exactly what it is. The simple description is that Myths About Endometriosis are conditions in which the glandular tissue that normally lines the uterine cavity appears in other places, such as the lining of the pelvis, fallopian tubes, ovaries, or bowel.

1- Myths About Endometriosis is most common in Caucasian women in their the twenties or thirties.In the 1970s and 80s, the accepted medical belief was that Caucasian career women were the only ones at risk for endometriosis. Looking back, it’s not that those women were more likely to have endometriosis, but simply more likely to be taken seriously when they complained. It wasn’t until the 1980s that it was recognized that African American women and teens are just as much as risk. Any menstruating woman can have endometriosis, weather she is 16 years old or heading toward her last tampons. It is unknown how many women have endometriosis since not everyone has symptoms and the diagnosis can’t be made definitively without surgery. What we do know is that it is diagnosed in up to 30 percent of menstruating women who have menstrual pain severe enough to warrant surgery.

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