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What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a common gynecological disease in which tissue that normally lines the womb (uterus) grows in other areas of the body, causing pain and irregular bleeding. Women with endometriosis can also have difficulty conceiving. Although it is common — an estimated 2 to 10 percent of women of reproductive age have endometriosis — it is a chronic disease without a known cure. See
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effective treatments and surgeries are available at UC San Diego Health.
The Center for Endometriosis Research and Treatment (CERT) is an innovative program for women suffering from endometriosis.
Since endometriosis can have far-reaching effects in the body, we have a group of dedicated clinical specialists to address the varied needs of women with this serious disease.
The CERT team includes specialists from:
With a diverse team of clinical and scientific experts specializing in endometriosis, CERT is able to apply the power of academic medicine in a unique and multidisciplinary manner.
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