- "When endometriosis invades the bowel wall deeply, it causes a lot of scarring and retraction and can form a tumor which partially obstructs the bowel wall."-David B. Redwine, MD
- Nearly half of the 600,000 hysterectomies performed annually in the U.S. are performed because of endometriosis-but removal of organs does not cure the disease!
- Symptoms of endometriosis often start in adolescence but are often ignored or overlooked for even as much as 10 years, because of the mistaken belief that young teens can't have the disease.
- in the early 80s, a young woman was diagnosed with endometriosis of the knee (Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1982 Nov-Dec;(171):140-4). Over the past many decades, endometriosis has also been found in almost every extrapelvic location including the brain, lungs, cardiac system, nasalocrimal region and beyond. While certainly uncommon, extrapelvic spread is not impossible.
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