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  1. Women are most likely to develop endometriosis between the ages of 25 and 50, and it may contribute to reduced fertility. Left untreated for years, endometriosis can result in debilitating nerve pain. (Source: WebMD Health)

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  2. MRI can predict the severity of endometriosis in women referred for surgery...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Catheter-based intervention drains endometrial cysts The 10-minute abdominal MRI scan: Can it become reality? Women with endometriosis have higher heart disease risk Ultrasound should be 1st choice for female pelvic imaging Rigorous investigation using MRI can prove crucial for endometriosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
  3. Rebecca McCourt says she’s been in pain nearly every day, since she was 12 years old. That's why she's decided to have major surgery, in an effort to "move on" with her life. (Source: CBC | Health)
  4. The medical community have known for a century that women are living in constant pain. They ’ve done nothing about itIt ’s frustrating to have questions that don’t get answered. It’s altogether disturbing to find out that those questions haven’t even been asked.When I was diagnosed with endometriosis at age 23, I didn ’t know enough to ask the right questions. I assumed my gynaecologist had all the answers, and listened carefully to his thoughtful explanations. I thought I knew it all. Or at least that he knew it all. But I was wrong.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
  5. While typical treatment for endometriosis includes surgery, hormone therapy, and pain medications, some people also use essential oils. Learn whether they are effective here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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  6. Endometriosis is not an autoimmune disease, but research shows that it may have links to some autoimmune conditions. Learn more about the connection in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
  7. Practices in Scotland were sent almost 400 incorrect discharge letters - wrongly stating that patients had conditions such as cancer or endometriosis - due to a computer glitch.  The glitch was caused by a software update to the national patient information system, Trakcare, by NHS Forth Valley health board.  The health board stated the discharge letters had a coding error, which meant there was an issue within the section of the letter that lists hundreds of pre-existing health conditions. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
  8. An intrauterine device, or IUD, can help some people manage the symptoms of endometriosis. Learn about how it works and the possible side effects in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
  9. The study by Italian researchers, which was published in 2012 resurfaced on Twitter and went viral. Gynaecologists said the study was 'gross' and 'unfathomably sexist'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
  10. FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 -- Laparoscopically confirmed endometriosis is associated with several adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Obstetrics& Gynecology. Leslie V. Farland, Sc.D., from University of Arizona... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

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  11. The genes promote the migration of endothelial cells outside of the uterus, a characteristic of both endometriosis and endometrial cancers, a study of mice and human tissue finds. (Source: The Scientist)
  12. In conclusion, low-certainty evidence for hysterectomy and sacrocolpopexy operations suggests that complication rates for robot-assisted surgery might be similar to those for conventional laparoscopic surgery. Things are more uncertain for gynaecological cancer, where we found no comparative evidence on cancer recurrence or survival after the surgery. As robot-assisted surgery depends on the skill and experience of the surgeon and is expensive, evaluating its effectiveness and safety continues to present a challenge; but this needs to be met if we are to have reliable evidence on its potential benefits and harms.Read the Cochrane ReviewListen to more Cochrane PodcastsGet Cochrane Podcasts on iTunesVisit theCochrane Gynaecological, Neuro ‐oncology and Orphan Cancer GroupWebsiteFriday, Aug...
  13. Endometriosis was associated with increased risk for spontaneous abortion, ectopic pregnancy, and preeclampsia, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
  14. Period Problems : Fibroids, Endometriosis, and Other Issues Bulging Veins : What to Do About Varicose Veins Dr. Stacey Missmer on Painful Periods in Teens More Steps for Better Health What is Psoriatic Arthritis? Urologic Diseases (Source: NIH News in Health)
  15. EU-funded researchers are studying the molecular mechanisms behind endometriosis in the hope of finding new treatment options for the millions of women around the world who suffer from the chronic inflammatory disease. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)

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  16. Abnormal macrophages are attracted to endometrial lesions and promote further tissue growth, so may be a new target for treatment of endometriosis, according to research published in theFASEB Journal.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
  17. A new study reveals that macrophages release a growth factor that promotes the generation and activation of nerve cells to cause endometriosis pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
  18. Small study suggests botulinum toxin may be potential treatment. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
  19. Olympic champion cyclist Elinor Barker tells BBC Sport Wales the pain caused by endometriosis almost forced her to quit the sport. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
  20. (NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Pelvic pain associated with endometriosis often becomes chronic and can persist (or recur) following surgical and hormonal interventions. According to results published in Regional Anesthesia& Pain Medicine, treating pelvic floor muscle spasm with botulinum toxin may relieve pain and improve quality of life. The study was conducted by scientists at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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