We're not talking about alien fetuses growing in your sort of pain, but if you're beautiful (just admit it), Italian scientists have bad news for you. They've discovered a positive correlation between beautiful women that in the likelihood she'll have one of the worst kinds of lady pain.
Endometriosis, is when the same tissue that lines the uterus grows elsewhere in the body, which leads to cramping and bleeding and you lying in your bed curled up in a fetal position. The researchers tested the theory on women who have the painful disease to see if it was just them or were women with a bad case of endometriosis just the ones that are incredibly hot looking,
Out of the 300 women, 100 of whom had an awful affliction known as "retrovaginal endometriosis," 100 had just plain old regular endometriosis, and 100 women who didn't have endometriosis. Then the researchers measured body mass indices, breast size, waist to hip ratio and found that women who suffered from retrovaginal endometriosis had smaller BMIs and big bountiful bosoms greater than their peers. Not exactly convincing but here's the best part:
The women also completed a questionnaire about their sexual history, and the results showed that women with severe endometriosis were more likely to have had sexual intercourse before age 18. This could be a result of these women being more attractive, even during adolescence, the researchers said.
Some experts believe that the same hormones that cause a woman to be the bomb (that's a medical term, from 1994) may also cause her to develop uterine tissue in places where it shouldn't be.
While it's not exactly clear why women with severe endometriosis may be more attractive than others, the hormone estrogen could play a role, the researchers said. Studies have shown that more-attractive women have higher levels of estrogen, and higher levels of the hormone also may be linked with the development of endometriosis.