Diagnosis of endometriosis in the light of prevalent theories

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Biological and Biomedical Sciences


Endometriosis is a gynecological condition recognized by the existence of ectopic endometrial tissue outside the uterus. It is predominantly present in females of reproductive age group and is one of the main causes of infertility. Even with a predictable prevalence of 11% in females and considerable historical explanations adopted from the seventeenth century, the diagnosis of endometriosis still remains doubtful. The conventional concepts on histological basis of endometriosis are explained by a number of theories. Medical signs of endometriosis contain prolonged pelvic ache, dyspareunia, repeated menstrual discomfort and chronic pelvic pain which can severely affect the excellence of life and health of the patient. In this review we will discuss the prevalent theories for the diagnosis of endometriosis and suggestions to identify the condition well in time for better control and management.


Journal of Bahria University Medical & Dental College