Answer to Question #65440 in Human Anatomy and Physiology for erin
Endometriosis is a condition where the cells that line the uterus can move to other parts of the body. The cells react in the normal way to hormones controlling menstruation. This can cause fatigue and pain. Explain what happens to the cells that have moved and how doctors could treat the condition using sex hormones?
Oral contraceptive pills (estrogen and progesterone in combination) are also sometimes used to treat endometriosis. The most common combination used is in the form of the oral contraceptive pill (OCP).