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Endometriosis

7 November 2017

Endometriosis is a common condition where tissue that behaves like the lining of the womb (endometrium) is found in other parts of the body.

Endometriosis can appear in many different places, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, inside the tummy, and in or around the bladder or bowel.

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

  • Period pain that it isnít relieved with painkillers
  • Heavy periods
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain during and after sex
  • Pain or discomfort when going to the toilet
  • Bleeding from your bottom or blood in your poo
  • Feeling tired all the time