Endometriosis: an estimated 1 in 10 women are effected


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What is endometriosis?

Many women around the world suffer from endometriosis, you definitely do not have to feel alone if you do too. Endometriosis is a painful disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus migrates and grows and sheds on the outside of your uterus instead.

It behaves as it normally would inside your uterus too - it thickens, breaks down and bleeds each menstrual cycle but has no way to exit your body and becomes trapped.

Symptoms

  • Painful periods
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Pain with bowel movements or urination 
  • Infertility 
  • Other symptoms such as fatigue, bloating or nausea 

If you have any symptoms or are concerned, speak to your your doctor. Endometriosis can affect any woman in their reproductive age, so don't feel like you're alone.


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