Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue (similar to the lining of your uterus) grows outside of your uterine cavity.
This is a common gynaecological condition which affects up to 10% of women. Hormonal changes (throughout your menstrual cycle) affect the misplaced tissue, causing the area to become inflamed & painful.
Over time, the tissue will grow due to the inflammation and break down. This then has nowhere to go and becomes trapped in your pelvis.
Symptoms of endometriosis include:
- pelvic pain
- painful periods
- pain in the lower abdomen
- heavy menstrual bleeding
- bleeding between periods
- reduced fertility
- pain following sexual intercourse
- bowel movement & urination discomfort or pain
- lower back pain
- or even no symptoms at all
It’s important that if you do see two or more of the above symptoms, speak to your gynaecologist so they can monitor any changes.
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