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Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a long-term condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

Symptoms of endometriosis include pain in your lower tummy or back (pelvic pain), severe period pain and pain during or after sex.

Treatments for endometriosis include painkillers, hormone medicines and surgery to remove the endometriosis tissue.

It's not clear what causes endometriosis. It may be linked to things like your genes or a problem with your immune system.

Read more on the NHS website.

Symptoms of endometriosis include pain in your lower tummy or back (pelvic pain), severe period pain and pain during or after sex.

Symptoms of endometriosis

The symptoms of endometriosis can vary. Some women are badly affected, while others might not have any noticeable symptoms.

The main symptoms of endometriosis are:

You may also have heavy periods. You might use lots of pads or tampons, or you may bleed through your clothes.

For some women, endometriosis can have a big impact on their life and may sometimes lead to feelings of depression.

Read more on the NHS website.

Treatments for endometriosis include painkillers, hormone medicines and surgery to remove the endometriosis tissue.

Medical treatments

There's currently no cure for endometriosis, but there are treatments that can help ease the symptoms.

Treatments include:

Your doctor will discuss the options with you. Sometimes they may suggest not starting treatment immediately to see if your symptoms improve on their own.

Read more on the NHS website.

It's not clear what causes endometriosis. It may be linked to things like your genes or a problem with your immune system.

Read more on the NHS website.