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Question 33. What is endometriosis and how is it diagnosed?

You know I should have really been an Orthopedic Surgeon. I have spent so much time in their offices recently that I could have been much more useful to my family if I had specialized in something more practical. Of course, then we probably would have had fertility problems instead.....

On the other hand, endometriosis is a problem that I know something about.....But that being said, our understanding of the link between endometriosis and infertility remains less than clear cut. It was not unusual to diagnose endometriosis in a patient undergoing a laparoscopic tubal ligation in a woman with several children so the impact on fertility may be difficult to predict on a case-by-case basis.

So today's Question of the Day concerns some basics about endometriosis....

33. What is endometriosis and how is it diagnosed?

Endometriosis is a chronic disease characterized by the growth of endometrial-like tissue beyond the normal confines of the uterine cavity, Endometriosis is usually diagnosed …