Health

Breastfeeding reduces risk of endometriosis diagnosis

Endometriosis is a chronic and incurable gynecologic disorder that affects approximately 10 percent of women in the United States. Its symptoms can be debilitating and include chronic pelvic pain, painful periods and pain ...

Genetics

Gene science closes in on endometriosis

In the world's largest study into the genetic causes of endometriosis, University of Queensland researchers have helped identify five new gene regions linked to the disease.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Double-edged health care experience for endometriosis

(HealthDay)—For women with endometriosis, the health care experience is double-edged, with both a destructive and constructive side, according to a study published online May 11 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Lower-, higher-dose elagolix beneficial for endometriosis

(HealthDay)—Lower- and higher-dose elagolix are beneficial for women with endometriosis, according to research published online May 19 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the 13th World Congress on Endometriosis, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gene sequencing study reveals unusual mutations in endometriosis

Using gene sequencing tools, scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of British Columbia have found a set of genetic mutations in samples from 24 women with benign endometriosis, a painful disorder marked ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Are painful periods normal?

The experience of having periods varies between women. They can be light and completely painless for some, but completely debilitating for others.

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