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does endometriosis cause vaginal walls to weakin

By Anonymous July 14, 2011 - 9:40pm
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Hi Anon,

Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, bowel or the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond your pelvic region.

In endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as it normally would: It thickens, breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle. And because this displaced tissue has no way to exit your body, it becomes trapped. Surrounding tissue can become irritated, eventually developing scar tissue and adhesions — abnormal tissue that binds organs together.

This process can cause pain — sometimes severe — especially during your period. I don't think that it directly weakens your vaginal wall, but since many women experience pain during intercourse, it could feel that way.

Do you suffer from Endometriosis? There are many women on EmpowHer who are supportive of each other, I hope you get to share your story and receive lots of feedback.

Wishing you the best,



July 15, 2011 - 7:57am
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