Endometriosis is a chronic condition from which approximately 10% of all women in Germany suffer.
The name is derived from the endometrium, the uterine lining, which is a mucous membrane. There are also other similar membranes in other parts of the female body.
Its primary symptom, besides chronic pain, is an inability to fulfill the desire to have children.
Endometriosis often goes undiagnosed, or is diagnosed very late in life.
Endometriosis and Childbearing
Women who suffer from endometriosis often have a much more difficult time when it comes to having children:
- Egg cell quality is often reduced
- Embryos tend to implant less effectively in the uterus.
- Many women experience constrictions in the fallopian tubes, ovaries, or uterus.