Endometriosis

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What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that behaves like the cells lining the uterus (endometrium) grows in other areas of the body. The tissue growth typically occurs in the pelvic area, outside of the uterus, on the ovaries, bowel, rectum, bladder, and the delicate lining of the pelvis.

Common symptoms reported by people with endometriosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for endometriosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lo Loestrin FE)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
207
Tried for
endometriosis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Abdominal hysterectomy)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
296
Tried for
endometriosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
783
Tried for
endometriosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
238
Tried for
endometriosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Apri)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
70
Tried for
endometriosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Seasonique)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
164
Tried for
endometriosis (1)

Data from patients with endometriosis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with endometriosis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lo Loestrin FE)
Perceived effectiveness
for endometriosis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
breast soreness fluid retention (edema) 3 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
endometriosis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Abdominal hysterectomy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
endometriosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for endometriosis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
endometriosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for endometriosis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
irritability
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
endometriosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Apri)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
endometriosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Seasonique)
Perceived effectiveness
for endometriosis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
hot flashes
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
endometriosis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with endometriosis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has endometriosis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 3 new patients joined this month
  • 663 say endometriosis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 229
30s 617
40s 769
50s 432
60s 104
70+ 20
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 719
20-29 years 362
30-39 years 138
40-49 years 36
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 16
Female 2181

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1654
Not Diagnosed 112

These charts show data from endometriosis patients who have completed their condition history
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