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Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women in the UK. Until recently, little was known about the condition and many women suffered in silence for years without being able to get a proper diagnosis. It can affect you from puberty all the way through to menopause so if you’re noticing signs it’s best to speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
Endometriosis is the condition where cells similar to the ones in the lining of the womb (uterus) are found elsewhere in the body. Pain and symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on how developed the endometrial tissue is.
Endometriosis can show in a number of ways:
– Chronic pain
– Difficulty conceiving
– Pain or discomfort during sex
– Heavy and painful periods