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Empowered Health

Jul 22, 2019

Endometriosis is a disorder where the endometrial tissue– tissue similar to that of the uterus lining– appears in other parts of your body, usually in the pelvic region, but could spread as high as your lungs. An estimated one in ten American women have endo, however, many women remain undiagnosed. On average, it takes a decade to finally get a diagnosis. That’s a long time to deal with chronic pain, being dismissed, and the stress of it all. There is currently no cause or cure, leaving many in the dark about what’s going on with their bodies. We talk with some of the women who have endured endometriosis along with experts Dr. Stacey Missmer, the scientific director of the Boston Center of Endometriosis, and Dr. Ken Sinervo of the Center for Endometriosis Care.