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Photo courtesy of Alexandra Camara showing her belly before and after her endometriosis related bloating. Alexandra Camara/Personal Photo

Endometriosis bloat, also called endo belly, describes the uncomfortable bloating that's associated with endometriosis — an incurable, inflammatory condition that affects one in 10 reproductive-aged individuals worldwide.

"It may not be a true medical term, but those who have endometriosis are all too familiar with the term endo belly, which is painful bloating and swelling of the abdomen," says Sherry Ross, MD, and author of "She-ology: The Definitive Guide to Women's Intimate Health. Period."

Unlike the typical bloating that an individual may experience during menstruation, endo belly can last a few hours, days, or even weeks which can take a toll on your mental, emotional, and physical health.

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