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In most women, the endometrium grows within the uterus. In women with endometriosis, the tissue could grow anywhere in the abdomen — the vagina, rectum, bladder, appendix, abdominal wall, even the upper abdomen.(HT Illustration: Shrikrishna Patkar)

Suffering in silence? Painful periods may be a sign of endometriosis

By Anesha George and Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 08:40 AM IST
The disease causes stabbing pains that begin days before your period and persist long after. Doctors may say you just have a low pain threshold. Here’s why you shouldn’t listen
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Lakshmi Sharath is a travel writer. She was diagnosed with endometriosis a decade ago.
Lakshmi Sharath is a travel writer. She was diagnosed with endometriosis a decade ago.

Living in pain, and in fear of the pain: My struggle with endometriosis

By Lakshmi Sharath | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2018 06:01 PM IST
My life was taken over by the disease, my mind crippled, my confidence dented. Over the years, I rediscovered faith. Every day is still a battle. I live on hope.
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