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 with endometriosis

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
pain (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
endometriosis (10) pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
endometriosis (8) pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
depressed mood (11) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Radical hysterectomy)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
11
Tried for
endometriosis (10) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (10) endometriosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
anxious mood (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pain (9) endometriosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (8) endometriosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (8) endometriosis (1)

Data from patients with endometriosis, who reported starting treatments within 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)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness burning sensation 7 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for endometriosis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea upset stomach
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
endometriosis (10) pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for endometriosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
irritability
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
endometriosis (8) pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
mood swings
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
depressed mood (11) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Radical hysterectomy)
Perceived effectiveness
for endometriosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
endometriosis (10) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation excessive dry mouth 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (10) endometriosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (11 evaluations)
Side effects
sedation
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
anxious mood (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (9) endometriosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (8) endometriosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness blurry vision 7 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (8) endometriosis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with endometriosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has endometriosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 19
20s 249
30s 615
40s 711
50s 318
60s 79
70+ 12
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 698
20-29 years 353
30-39 years 131
40-49 years 34
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 16
Female 2004

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1569
Not Diagnosed 104

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