Endometriosis

Overview of Endometriosis Medical Research Study

Our current Endometriosis medical research study is a 15 month outpatient study, with 14 required clinic visits. The study assesses the efficacy and safety of an oral pill used for the treatment of endometriosis associated pain.

What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is an often painful gynecological disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond pelvic organs. With endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as it normally would — it thickens, breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle. Because this displaced tissue has no way to exit your body, it becomes trapped. When endometriosis involves the ovaries, cysts called endometriomas may form.

 

Surrounding tissue can become irritated, eventually developing scar tissue and adhesions, which abnormal bands of fibrous tissue that can cause pelvic tissues and organs to stick to each other.

Endometriosis can cause pain — sometimes severe — especially during menstrual periods. Fertility problems also may develop. Currently there is no cure for Endometriosis, however there are several treatments which typically involve pain medication, hormone therapy, and conventional surgery. 

You may be eligible to take part in the study if you:
• Are a premenopausal female patients aged 18 years to 49 years at time of screening
• Have had a recent surgical and – if available – histological, diagnosis of pelvic endometriosis (laparoscopy, laparotomy, vaginal fornix or other biopsy) within up to 10 years before the screening visit.

 You may be compensated for time and travel, up to $100 for each completed study visit and $1/day for your electronic diary entries.
  
If you have been diagnosed with Endometriosis, contact us today to learn more about  our current study opportunities for this
diagnosis. Signup online by completing the contact form below, or email our Administrative Coordinator, Shaniquiea Sumpter at ssumpter@invocrc.com. You can also call us toll free at 1.888.574.INVO or text us at 803.291.4972.

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