Endometriosis & Cycle Charting

Endometriosis affects 10 -15% of reproductive age women. 1 It occurs when endometrial- like tissue is found in areas outside of the uterine cavity, often in the pelvis, but they can be found just about anywhere. There is neither a universal screening tool nor non-surgical diagnostic instrument in use; with the exception of endometriomas on ultrasound, only surgically obtained pathology can confirm endometriosis. Most women suffer without a diagnosis for between 4 – 11 years and see numerous physicians before finally being given some answers. 2 A good history though may provide several clues to help determine which patients are […]