Do you know what endometriosis is? It's not surprising if you don't. One survey found about 33 percent of women don't know what this disease is, and 45 percent can't name any symptoms. Yet endometriosis affects more than 6.5 million American women, and if left untreated, it can cause a plethora of problems, ranging from pain to infertility.
Understanding what to look for can prepare women to help themselves and each other with vital information about this common medical problem.