EndometriosisOverview

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

overview

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

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

treatments_overview

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

causes

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

Page last reviewed: 18/01/2019
Next review due: 18/01/2022