Health Tip of the Week, sponsored by Baton Rouge General: Why Endometriosis is tricky to diagnose

    Dr. John Wise

    Endometriosis is a painful disease where the tissue that normally lines the inside of a woman’s uterus grows outside instead, triggering pain, excessive bleeding, gastrointestinal issues, fatigue and infertility. Because these symptoms are so similar to other conditions like fibroids, ovarian cysts, menstrual cramps, and other gynecologic and gastrointestinal issues, endometriosis can be tough to diagnose. In fact, there’s an average 10-year delay from the onset of symptoms to diagnosis. If you have painful periods, bloating or other symptoms of endometriosis, visit your OB/GYN to find out what’s going on and start getting the right treatment.

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