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.

How do members experience endometriosis?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with endometriosis*

*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.

Top treatments taken by people for endometriosis*

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

Compare treatments taken by people with endometriosis*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Lo Loestrin FE)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
endometriosis (2)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
endometriosis (1)
Treatment

(Seasonique)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
endometriosis (1)
Treatment

(Abdominal hysterectomy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
endometriosis (1)

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

Who has endometriosis on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 211
30s 583
40s 855
50s 574
60s 146
70+ 41

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 17
Female 2,393