Novant Health: Endometriosis

Painful periods are something women suffer through every month. Whether women find relief in exercise, heating pads, ibuprofen or a pint of ice cream, the pain for some can be agonizing. But should this pain always be considered normal?

For one in 10 women, the answer is no. An estimated 6.5 million women in the United States suffer from endometriosis, a severe and painful gynecologic condition. Dr. Patricia Mattingly, a gynecologist from Novant Health tells us more about this disease and what can be done about it.

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