WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS?

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Endometriosis is a disease in which tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside it causing: internal bleeding, the development of scar tissue and cysts (endometriomas) that result in debilitating chronic pelvic pain and, in up to 50% of the cases, infertility.

While normally pain occurs during menstruation and ovulation pain during sex, urination and bowel movements are also common. 

There is no cure for Endometriosis, but a number of treatments may help with symptoms and improve the patient’s quality of life. This may include surgery, hormonal treatments, physical therapy and/or pain medication.

Endometriosis usually has not only physical effects but also social and psychological.

ONE IN TEN WOMEN HAVE ENDOMETRIOSIS