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Amy Schumer Says She Had Her Uterus and Appendix Removed During Endometriosis Surgery

Amy Schumer is recovering after undergoing surgery to treat endometriosis, during which she says her uterus and appendix were removed. The 40-year-old comedian and actress, who underwent IVF last year in a bid to conceive her second child, revealed her recent procedure in an Instagram video posted on Saturday, Sept. 18. Schumer spoke to her husband, Chris Fischer, who filmed her as she lay on a hospital bed.
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Endometriosis: gene identified which could be potential treatment target – new study

Up to 10% of women experience endometriosis worldwide. The condition is chronic, extremely painful, and can result in infertility. Endometriosis happens when tissue similar to the lining of the womb (the endometrium) grows outside of the womb, in the abdominal cavity and sometimes on the ovaries and the fallopian tubes. These tissues respond to the hormonal signals of the menstrual cycle just like the endometrium does, which can cause severe pelvic or period pain.
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Why is endometriosis still hard to diagnose?

Endometriosis, a condition impacting at least 190 million people globally, remains relatively ignored – why is it still hard to access treatment?. Endometriosis is a condition wherein tissue similar to the lining of the womb begins to grow elsewhere in the body such as the pelvis, ovaries or fallopian tubes, but most regularly in the abdomen. These new cells react in the same way as those located in the womb. Every month, they begin to build up and break down to become blood. This process occurs in the womb and blood is expelled through a period.
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Endometriosis genetic discovery may lead to new forms of treatment

Endometriosis-like symptoms can be treated in mice by targeting a gene that has been linked to the condition. Endometriosis occurs when tissue from the uterus spreads to other areas like the ovaries and bladder. It affects up to one in 10 women and can cause intense pelvic pain and infertility.

Endometriosis affects up to one in 10 people, but a state representative says more awareness is needed

Sarah Fox has always had painful periods. “I just thought that was part of life, so I grinned and beared it,” she said. Through the years, she experienced a host of other symptoms, including stomach pain and fatigue. Various doctors advised her to use heating pads and try muscle relaxers, but nothing helped. It wasn’t until Fox was in her 30s that she was diagnosed with endometriosis, an often ...
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FDA to Review Relugolix Combination Therapy for Endometriosis Pain

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review the supplemental New Drug Application for relugolix in combination with estradiol and norethindrone acetate (Myfembree) for the management of moderate to severe pain associated with endometriosis. The application is supported by data from the phase 3 SPIRIT program, which includes the...

Knowing This Specific Gene Can Cause Endometriosis Could Lead Us to Better Treatments

A rigorous international inquiry into the genetics of endometriosis has revealed a potential new drug target for what remains a very common and incurable disease. Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the uterus grows outside of the womb, oftentimes leading to chronic pain, although not in every case. After decades of neglect from researchers and doctors alike, the reality is we still know very little about this inflammatory condition, which predominantly impacts women of reproductive age.  Treatments currently include surgery to remove the endometrial lesions and hormones to control their growth, but both have imperfect results and come with their own risks and...

NPSR1 gene discovered as a key cause of endometriosis

NPSR1 has been identified as a genetic cause of endometriosis, revealing a potential drug target that may lead to better therapies. Researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, both US, in collaboration with the University of Oxford, UK, and Bayer AG have discovered that the RPSR1 gene increases the risk of endometriosis. According to the team, their study reveals a potential drug target that may lead to improved therapy.

A Back-to-School (or Work) Guide to Endometriosis

People with endometriosis need tools to navigate both school and workspaces. Our experts share their best tips. As the school year starts and many workplaces begin in-person operations, those of us with endometriosis have to stick together. Endometriosis is a chronic reproductive health condition that affects 1 in 10 people...

New Study: Scientists have identified genetic cause of endometriosis, leading to potential treatment breakthroughs

A new study by the University of Oxford, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Bayer AG have identified the genetic cause of endometriosis and potential drug target. This groundbreaking discovery was achieved by performing genetic analyses of humans and rhesus macaques. Scientists offered new insight into treating this debilitating disease, which is welcome news for the 1 in 10 women who suffer from this debilitating disease.

Endocrine disrupting chemicals associated with uterine leiomyoma and endometriosis in US women

A study published in Frontiers in Endocrinology correlates US women’s multiple chemical exposures to uterine leiomyoma (UL) or uterine fibroids (UF) and endometriosis (EM). Researchers in Nanjing, China, have found that exposure to multiple endocrine disruptors is associated with UL and EM. These conditions represent a major public health issue, and environmental causes have not been adequately examined, study authors said.

Endometriosis Drugs Market By Key Players (Mayne Pharma Group Ltd., Bayer AG, AstraZeneca Plc, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.); Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread

Global Endometriosis Drugs Market Insights, Regional Analysis, Market Share & Competitive Analysis. Global Endometriosis Drugs market report comprehensively elaborates the ongoing trends, drivers and restraints aimed to provide a complete overview of the Endometriosis Drugs industry. The report also lays out the risks along with an emphasis on the solutions that can be used to overcome the prevailing concerns with a steadfast methodology. The Endometriosis Drugs market report encompasses over the 5 historical years of data along with a decade worth of forecast that is built using information gathered from proprietary sources, primary and secondary research methodologies and an in-house model for analysis and fact-checking. Some of the key players operating in the global Endometriosis Drugs market include Johnson & Johnson Services Inc., Bayer AG, Pfizer Inc., Mayne Pharma Group Ltd., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., AbbVie Inc., AstraZeneca Plc, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Allergan Plc, Merck & Co. Inc..