The Pains of Endometriosis.

Title

The Pains of Endometriosis.

Creator

Berkley Karen J; Rapkin Andrea J; Papka Raymond E

Publisher

Science

Date

2005
2005-06-10

Description

Endometriosis is a disease defined by the presence of endometrialtissue outside of the uterus. Severe pelvic pain is often associatedwith endometriosis, and this pain can be diminished with therapies thatsuppress estrogen production. Many women with endometriosis also sufferfrom other chronic pain conditions. Recent studies suggest thatmechanisms underlying these pains and sensitivity to estrogen involvethe growth into the ectopic endometrial tissue of a nerve supply, whichcould have a varied and widespread influence on the activity of neuronsthroughout the central nervous system. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Subject

CHRONIC diseases; ENDOMETRIOSIS; NERVOUS system; PELVIC pain; SEX hormones; STEROID hormones

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1587–1589

Issue

5728

Volume

308

Citation

Berkley Karen J; Rapkin Andrea J; Papka Raymond E, “The Pains of Endometriosis.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed February 2, 2023, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5765.

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