Endometriosis is a common and often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus.
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors of the uterus. Medical therapy and surgical procedures can shrink or remove uterine fibroids.
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Tests and diagnosis
Treatments and drugs
Dilation and curettage (D&C) — Overview covers risks, results of this uterine procedure.
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