As we mentioned in our last blog, March is International Endometriosis Awareness Month, and the team at First Smile is dedicated to spreading awareness of this disorder to work toward improving diagnosis and treatment options. According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, 30% to 50% of all infertile women in the U.S. have endometriosis; furthermore, 5% to 10% of all women have endometriosis. With the numbers this high, why is endometriosis so difficult to diagnose and treat? In many cases, endometriosis can take a long time to diagnose – sometimes more than ten years. Though abdominal pain and infertility.