Endometriosis is a disorder that results in the endometrium, or tissue normally lining the inside of the uterus, to grow outside of the uterus and can lead to scar tissues or adhesions. It commonly affects the ovaries, fallopian tubes and tissue lining in the pelvis, and is often painful, especially during menstrual cycles. Fertility problems may develop. Treatments include hormonal birth control and/or surgery to remove scar tissue.
Organizations exist to provide support and resources to individuals experiencing endometriosis in their lives.