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A thread on #Endometriosis a systemic, inflammatory disease which affects around #1in10 or 176 million people worldwide.

This thread covers myths, causes, symptoms, comorbidities, pregnancy/childbirth, diagnostics, treatments, & patient experiences.

#EndometriosisAwarenessMonth
Endo is essentially an extra uterine, estrogen dependent, systemic inflammatory disorder that causes abnormal endometrial-like tissue growth, similar to cancer but benign. It is mainly spread throughout the pelvic cavity but has been found in every organ – but the spleen.
As we explore cause, we will discuss how it is likely a disease that people are born with (a genetic/developmental defect) that is activated when estrogen becomes dominant, this is largely around the first period for the majority of patients, who are people with a uterus.
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