Some women suffer from endometriosis-induced pelvic pain and infertility. Endometriosis is a condition that allows the lining to expand in other locations in the body, similar to the lining inside the uterus.
- On or under the ovaries
- Behind your uterus
- On the tissue holding your uterus in place
- On your intestines or bladder
- On your fallopian tubes.
No known cause of endometriosis exists. You are at risk of contracting the disease if you are within the reproductive age, but if your immediate female relatives have been diagnosed with it, you are at higher risk. Since similar pelvic pain can cause a number of other complications, endometriosis can often be mistaken for other health problems. It can also lead to infertility in many women who suffer from it, in addition to the discomfort caused by endometriosis.