Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial tissue that lines the uterus, the endometrium, grows outside of the uterus. It may grow on ovaries, fallopian tubes, the outer uterine wall, the intestines or other organs in the abdominal area. Each month, during the menstrual cycle, the endometrial tissue does not flow out the way it normally would from the uterus, and instead it continues to build up, causing irritation, inflammation and pain in the abdominal area.
Endometriosis is a chronic, inflammatory condition that affects women of childbearing age and is a frequently a debilitating condition that is associated with a range of symptoms. The most common symptoms are painful menses, and non-menstrual pelvic pain in between menstrual cycles.
You may qualify to participate in this research study if you:
- Are female, 18 to 49 years of age
- Have a surgical diagnosis of endometriosis
- Have moderate to severe endometriosis pain
- Do not have osteoporosis or other metabolic bone disease
You will receive all study related care at no cost to you. You may receive compensation for your time and travel.
For more information on participating in a study, please contact:
Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology
128 E. Apple Street, CHE Suite 3800
Dayton, OH 45409