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A chronic disease marked by the presence of endometrial tissue (glands and stroma) outside the endo- metrial cavity

Endometriosis

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Endometriosis: Most common sites

1) Ovary
2) Pelvic peritoneum

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3 main theories about the aetiology of endometriosis

1) Halban theory (lymphatic system)
2) Meyer (metaplastic transformation of multipotential cells in peritoneal tissue)
3) Sampson (retrograde menstruation)

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T/F The severity of symptoms correlate with the amount of endometriosis

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Gold standard for diagnosis of endometriosis

Surgery

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Single most common reason for hospitalisation of women of the reproductive age group

Endometriosis

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T/F Women with first-degree relatives with endometriosis have a higher chance of developing the disorder compared to women without a family history

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T/F Endometriosis is theorized to be a result of impaired immune system

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Hallmark of endometriosis

Cyclic pelvic pain 1-2 weeks before menses, peaking 1-2 days before onset of menses, and subsiding at onset of menses or shortly thereafter