Overview GI/Digestive Endometriosis

    (Please note: This page is still under construction.  We have A LOT more to add!)

Did you know that the digestive and urinary systems are the most common location endometriosis occurs that is outside of the female reproductive system?  Due to the way that the internal organs are innervated, it is often very difficult to decipher which systems are causing which symptoms. Often symptoms overlap, making differential diagnosis very difficult.


Which organs are part of the Gastrointestinal System?

The Stomach, Small Intestine (duodenum, jejunum and ileum) and Large Intestine (Cecum, Appendix, Ascending Colon, Transverse Colon, Descending Colon, Sigmoid Colon and Rectum)

What makes up the Digestive System?

All of the organs mentioned above as part of the Gastrointestinal System as well as the Liver and Gallbladder  (accessory organs) and Pancreas. (The Salivary Glands, Pharynx and Esophagus are also part of the Digestive System but are excluded from this discussion)

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Support and Education Group for Sufferers and Healthcare Providers

If you are a person diagnosed with/or concerned you may have disease of the Urinary/Excretory system, support someone with the disease or a healthcare provider who wants to learn more about the condition from those with the disease and/or specialists who work with a multispecialty surgically team to treat disease of these systems, please join us at:

Extrapelvic Not Rare: Endometriosis Education and Discussion Group

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