What Are Endometriomas (aka Chocolate Cysts)?

Endometrioma, also known as ovarian endometriosis, is a relatively common gynecological condition that affects millions of women worldwide. Here are some statistics and resources to back up this information:

  • According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), endometriosis affects approximately 1 in 10 women of reproductive age in the United States.

  • Endometrioma is a specific type of endometriosis that occurs in about 17-44% of women with the condition, according to a review article published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine.

  • A study published in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology found that endometrioma is the most common type of ovarian cyst in women of reproductive age, accounting for about 20-40% of all ovarian cysts.

  • The Endometriosis Foundation of America reports that endometrioma is more common in women in their 30s and 40s, and that it can be associated with infertility and other reproductive health issues.

  • The World Endometriosis Society provides a range of resources and information about endometriosis and endometrioma, including research updates, treatment options, and support networks.

It's important to note that statistics on endometrioma can vary depending on the source and the population studied. However, these resources can provide a general sense of the prevalence and impact of this condition. 

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I actually had two big Endometriomas that were the size of 6cm each before I got my excision laparoscopy surgery! My Endometriomas actually finally gave me my Endometriosis diagnosis and confirmed I wasn't crazy and that something really was wrong with my body and that the painful periods and inconsistent periods was not normal! 
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