The presence of tissue that resembles endometrium (the lining of the uterus) outside of the uterus is a symptom of the disease endometriosis. It results in a persistent inflammatory response that could lead to the development of scar tissue (adhesions, fibrosis) in the pelvis and other areas of the body. Infertility may be brought on by endometriosis. Endometriosis may affect the pelvic cavity, ovaries, fallopian tubes, or uterus, which may lead to infertility.
- Conservative surgery
- Fertility treatment
- Hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries
- Hormone therapy