Endometriosis is a condition in women when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus starts to grow in other places. Sometimes on the ovaries and Fallopian tubes. This can affect women at any age of their life and can be long term and have a great impact on your life.
Symptoms can vary, because for some women it may be more severe, while for others symptoms might not be obvious.
The main symptoms of endometriosis are:
Your period is a constant heavy flow. Endometriosis can have a great impact on a women’s life and might result in deep depression.
It is thought to be because of several factors that includes:
See a doctor if you’re experiencing the symptoms of endometriosis, and if it impact on your life. It may help to write down your symptoms before seeing a doctor. A doctor will ask about your symptoms, and might require to examine your abdomen and vagina. Your doctor will suggest treatments should they diagnose endometriosis. If treatment doesn’t work an ultrasound or laparoscopy will be done. This will help them see any tissue of endometriosis and where it is.
Whilst there is no cure for endometriosis yet, there are treatments that can help ease the symptoms and pain.
Your doctor will tell you what your best options are. It is always better to seek medical help than to allow more tissue build up.
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