endometriosis

noun
en·​do·​me·​tri·​osis | \ ˌen-dō-ˌmē-trē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce endometriosis (audio) \

Definition of endometriosis

: the presence and growth of functioning endometrial tissue in places other than the uterus that often results in severe pain and infertility

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If your pain can’t be controlled with ibuprofen, for example, that might be a sign of endometriosis, according to the Winnie Palmer Hospital. Jo Yurcaba, Woman's Day, "There's a Reason You Get Really Bad Diarrhea During Your Period," 3 June 2019 This is because of those aforementioned numerous mechanisms of endometriosis pain. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "8 Ways People With Endometriosis Deal With the Pain," 24 Apr. 2019 There is evidence that cannabinoids can help stop endometriosis proliferation, but this evidence points to other cannabinoids, like THC and not to CBD. The Editors, Marie Claire, "10 Health Issues CBD Could Solve," 17 Apr. 2019 Similarly to endometriosis, adenomyosis occurs when there is tissue growth. Sophia Caraballo, Woman's Day, "Having Cramps After Your Period Isn't 'Normal'," 25 June 2019 Logging the flow strength and accompanying symptoms can also be a clue into certain health conditions that affect your cycle, such as endometriosis or polycystic ovarian syndrome. Cory Stieg, refinery29.com, "The Apple Watch Can Now Track Your Period," 4 June 2019 The 28-year-old actress has had 16 surgeries for her endometriosis and kidney dysplasia. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "How Sarah Hyland Found Self-Confidence and Self-Love," 9 May 2019 More rarely, people can develop cysts called dermoids (which contain tissue like skin, hair and teeth), cystadenomas (filled with fluid) and endometriomas (caused by endometriosis). Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Kate Beckinsale Reveals She Went to the Hospital for a Ruptured Ovarian Cyst," 28 Jan. 2019 That's the reality of everyday living with endometriosis. Vogue, "Sea of Shoes’ Jane Aldridge on Her Battle With Endometriosis—And How She’s Coping With Chronic Pain," 1 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of endometriosis

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for endometriosis

New Latin

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The first known use of endometriosis was in 1925

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endometriosis

noun
en·​do·​me·​tri·​osis | \ ˌen-dō-ˌmē-trē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce endometriosis (audio) \
plural endometrioses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce endometrioses (audio) \

Medical Definition of endometriosis

: the presence and growth of functioning endometrial tissue in places other than the uterus that often results in severe pain and infertility — see adenomyosis

Other Words from endometriosis

endometriotic \ -​trē-​ˈät-​ik How to pronounce endometriotic (audio) \ adjective

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