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Endometriosis: “The Missed Disease”


Comedian Amy Schumer recently shared that she has endometriosis, a chronic disease where tissue similar to the tissue that lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus. The condition, commonly referred to as “the missed disease,” can often lead to feeling swollen. “Whole body swelling is not a common symptom, but feeling swollen is a common complaint,” said Chandrika Rao, M.D., a board-certified OBGYN at Northside Women’s Specialists, part of Pediatrix® Medical Group. Endometriosis can be asymptomatic, though it can affect fertility. Many times, people learn they have the condition when being evaluated for issues conceiving. “Endometriosis can be a debilitating disorder, but oftentimes it is an incidental finding. Not everyone who has endometriosis has severe symptoms,” said Dr. Rao.


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