Endometriosis Study at Wake Research
Endometriosis is a common health problem that effects women. It happens when the lining of the uterus grows outside of itself. According to womenshealth.gov, the most common sites for endometriosis to be found is on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, tissues that hold the uterus in place, and the outer surface of the uterus. However, endometriosis can also appear on the vagina, cervix, vulva, bowel, bladder, or rectum.
While endometriosis is not cancerous, it can still cause problems. Endometriosis growths bleed every month during your menstrual period which can cause swelling and pain. Additionally, the growths can block your fallopian tubes if they cover or grow into your ovaries.
The most common symptom of endometriosis is pain during your menstrual period. However, depending on the areas of growth, you can also experience pain with intercourse, pain during bowel movements or urination, excessive bleeding, and infertility.
Around 11% of women are thought to have endometriosis, and while the exact cause is unknown, there are several factors that can place you at a greater risk of developing endometriosis. According to the Mayo Clinic, these risks can include:
- Never giving birth
- Starting your period at an early age
- Going through menopause at an older age
- Short menstrual cycles
- Having higher levels of estrogen in your body
- Low body mass index
- Alcohol consumption
- One or more relatives with endometriosis
- Any medical condition that prevents the normal passage of menstrual flow out of the body
- Uterine abnormalities
Wake Research is currently enrolling women with endometriosis for a clinical study to evaluate whether an investigational medicine could reduce pain due to endometriosis. To find out more about the study and to see if you may qualify, call our office at (919) 781-2514 or visit our website.
Wake Research is a unique and innovative resource site for Phase I, Phase II, Phase III and Phase IV clinical trials. We offer a wide variety of trial studies that may be suitable for a diverse pool of qualified individuals including, Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Wake Research is home to the Wake Research family of companies, headquartered near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and servicing surrounding metropolitan areas, including Wake, Johnston, Nash, Durham and Orange Counties, and the cities of Raleigh, Durham, Benson, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Garner, Clayton, Knightdale, Wake Forest, Creedmoor and beyond.