Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus begins to grow in places it shouldn’t, which can cause debilitating pain and infertility. Around 11% of women have endometriosis, although many remain undiagnosed.

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Olivia Culpo Just Underwent Surgery for Endometriosis After Years of ‘Excruciatingly Painful’ Periods

In a new Instagram post shared Thursday, model Olivia Culpo revealed she recently underwent surgery for endometriosis after enduring years of "excruciatingly painful" periods.

Emma Roberts Says She Took Her Infertility Issues Personally

In a new interview, Emma Roberts talked about her endometriosis diagnosis and how she felt as though her fertility issues were her own fault.

This Woman Had Endometriosis Since She Was a Teen, but Doctors Insisted Her Symptoms Were All in Her Head

The pain started when 22-year-old Madelyn Morneault got her first period at 13 and became unbearable by her sophomore year of college. Doctors blamed depression, anxiety, and grief—until surgery showed something different. 

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7 Endometriosis Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Doctors often brush off endometriosis symptoms as something less severe, but the condition affects up to 10% of women of childbearing age.

When I Told My Doctor I Thought I Had Endometriosis, He Said, 'Stop Practicing Google Medicine'

Lina Kharnak's gut feeling about what was behind her terrible pain turned out to be right.