Overview of endometriosis
Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus instead of inside of the uterus, most commonly on the ovaries and the peritoneal cavity but sometimes on the liver, abdominal wall, and the diaphragm. Endometriosis is present in about 6–10 percent of women in the USA. It’s usually associated with pelvic pain and infertility and may increase the risk of ovarian cancer. On average, about 30–40 percent of women with endometriosis may be subfertile.