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March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

Written by Leigh Neely

Millions of women suffer from endometriosis, and many times, they don’t even know it. According to a recent press release from Dr. John Zhang, it’s important to create more awareness of this disease as it is not only painful, it affects fertility too.

Endometriosis occurs when tissue that should be inside the uterus is found outside it. This often results in chronic inflammation which creates scar tissue. Symptoms of endometriosis include pain in the lower abdomen, pelvis, lower back, or vagina. It also can lead to abnormal or painful menstruation, constipation or nausea, even abdominal cramping and infertility.

Though there is no cure for endometriosis, the infertility it causes can be treated with in-vitro fertilization, a medical procedure where an egg is fertilized by a sperm in a test tube and is implanted in the woman’s uterus.

Those most at risk are women in their reproductive years. According to statistics in the press release, 176 million women worldwide are affected as early as the girl’s first period.

For more information, see your gynecologists or go to to get answers.

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About the author

Leigh Neely

Leigh Neely began her writing career with a weekly newspaper in the Florida panhandle, where she not only did the writing but delivered the papers to the post office and dispensers. She has been writing ever since for a variety of newspapers and magazines from New Jersey to Leesburg. With her writing partner, Jan Powell, Leigh has published two novels as Neely Powell.

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