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DOCTORS ARE DEBATING WHAT ENDOMETRIOSIS REALLY IS—AND HOW TO TREAT IT




To put it simply, endometriosis is hell. The condition, which wreaks havoc on at least one in 10 American women, can result in gushing periods, agonizing pain, and issues with infertility, among other symptoms. What’s worse, endometriosis is a wily beast that experts are still trying to understand. It’s notoriously tricky to diagnose—the symptoms overlap with many other gynecologic issues, and the only true test is minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery—difficult to treat, and nearly impossible to cure for some women. Women often suffer through years of misdiagnoses and ineffective treatments, all the while sifting through information themselves in a desperate effort to find relief.
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