Endometriosis is a condition in which tissues like those which line the uterus are found outside the uterus.These misplaced tissues develop into growths or lesions which respond to the menstrual cycle: each month the tissues build up, break down, and shed. Menstrual blood flows from the uterus and out of the body through the vagina, but the blood and tissue shed from endometrial growths have no way of leaving the body. This results in internal bleeding which can cause pain, infertility, scar tissue formation, adhesions, and bowel problems.

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Allexperts: Endometriosis Q&A
Doctors and other specialists answer medical questions about endometriosis confidentially and for free.
Center for Endometriosis Care
Founded to diagnose, treat, and educate women with endometriosis. Free literature and a newsletter are available. Located in Atlanta, Georgia.
eMedicine Health - Endometriosis
Consumer health resource center providing an overview of endometriosis and its causes, symptoms and treatment.
Dr Dan Martin provides a pain map, detailed pictures from laparoscopies and copies of his research papers.
The Endometriosis and Fertility Clinic
Offers general information and nutritional support for endometriosis suffers. Clinics are located in London and East Sussex, England.
Endometriosis Association
Non-profit organization dedicated to providing information and support to women with endometriosis, educating the public as well as the medical community about the disease, and conducting and promoting research related to endometriosis. Site provides information on symptoms, causes and treatments, support groups and chat room.
The Endometriosis Association of Ireland
Offering information, booklist, feedback and membership. Membership specific pages including downloads and a forum.
Endometriosis Care Centre of Australia
Care centres set up in each state, offers information and introductions to local specialists.
Endometriosis Research at NIH
Includes information about their Chronic Pelvic Pain Treatment and Bone Density Research studies as well as a videocast of Dr. Stratton's public lecture on endometriosis.
Endometriosis Research Center
ERC is a non-profit research and resource center for endometriosis and other women's health issues. Focus is on support, education and treatment.
Endometriosis Treatment and Surgery, New York
Dr. Tamer Seckin outlines his practice and his treatment of endometriosis, including videos about the subject.
Endometriosis UK
Information about the UK's society for endometriosis sufferers. Contains contact details and a message board, as well as information about the disease and the society.
Information on treatment including medical, surgical and alternative medicine and links to support groups everywhere.
Endometriosis: Conquering the Silent Invader
Chapter 17 of the book Miracle Babies and Other Happy Endings, featuring information about endometriosis, its symptoms, theoretical causes, impact on fertility and treatment options.
Web support area, offering a weblog, journal entries and a forum.
Genetic Endometriosis Research Study
Site for people who wish to participate in the genetic mapping of endometriosis sufferers. No information, but provide e-newsletter and discussion board.
Helica Instruments Ltd
Helica's electrosurgical tool can treat endometriosis laparoscopically with fewer side effects. Information about the products and procedure performed in the UK.
Institute for Female Alternative Medicine: Endometriosis
Information about symptoms, diagnosis and surgical and non-surgical treatments for endometriosis.
The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Endometriosis
ISTE is a non-profit organization promoting research, education and clinical advances in endometriosis.
Kathie's Pain
Offers details about Kathie and this disease, study information and her dissertation.
New Zealand Endometriosis Foundation
Offer education, information and support for girls and women with endometriosis and others interested in this disease. Provides adolescent education programme.
World Endometriosis Research Foundation
Organisation for research donation and authorization of international multi-centred research projects.

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