The lining of the uterus is called the endometrium. Sometimes, endometrial tissue grows elsewhere in the body, which is called endometriosis.
Endometrial tissue outside the uterus responds to changes in hormones. It breaks down and bleeds like the lining of the uterus during the menstrual cycle. The breakdown and bleeding of this tissue each month can cause scar tissue, called adhesions. Adhesions can cause pain. Sometimes, adhesions bind organs together. We are now able to use many modalities including single incision Laparoscopy as well as Robotic Assisted Laparoscopy to help in the diagnosis and treatment of Endometrosis.
The symptoms of endometriosis often worsen over time. In many cases, treatment may help keep the condition from getting worse.
The following link here takes you to The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website where you can find more information on Endometroisis. The ACOG offers reliable information, in a short format, on Myomectomy. Although you could find other information out on the internet, it is important that health information comes from a trusted source such as the ACOG.