WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS?
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