Endometriosis is a common condition that affects 1 in every 10 women, This is defined as 1-2 females in every class room.
Endometriosis is when tissue that behaves as the lining of the womb is found in other areas of the body, usually within the pelvic area including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, inside the tummy and in or around the bladder or bowel.
There are four stages of Endometriosis ranging from minimal, mild, moderate to severe .
Endometriosis common signs are;
Laparoscopic surgery is performed to treat symptoms followed by hormone treatment used to manage Endometriosis, however if left undiagnosed the woman’s symptoms may become more severe and require excessive surgery.
The importance of raising awareness is to help educate women to spot the signs of Endometriosis to encourage a earlier diagnosis.
It’s known the diagnosis of Endometriosis takes anywhere between 7.5 - 10 years
Help us make a difference