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Endometriosis is a painful, progressive condition that starts in the uterus. About five million women in the U.S. have it. If you're one of them, we've got good news, and answers. Spectrum Health pioneered minimally invasive surgical procedures for endometriosis, and our newest prescription medicines can put an end to pain.

Endometriosis causes uterine tissue to grow outside the uterus, on the ovaries, the bowels or bladder. It can be very painful, causing heavy periods and even infertility. While the cause is unknown, up to 10 percent of women of reproductive age have endometriosis. Pain medicines and hormones can help. In severe cases, surgery may be recommended.