- the presence of uterine lining in other pelvic organs, especially the ovaries, characterized by cyst formation, adhesions, and menstrual pains.
Origin of endometriosis
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It can be due to any number of treatable causes, like endometriosis.The Female Sex-Pain Mystery
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- pathol the presence of endometrium in areas other than the lining of the uterus, as on the ovaries, resulting in premenstrual pain
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- A condition, usually resulting in pain and dysmenorrhea, characterized by the abnormal presence of functional endometrial tissue outside the uterus, frequently as cysts containing altered blood.
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- A gynecologic disorder characterized by the abnormal presence of functional endometrial tissue outside the uterus, often resulting in pelvic pain and dysmenorrhea.
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