Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition where the cells that normally line the womb grow outside the lining. These cells go through the same monthly changes as the womb lining, thickening and breaking down, but have no way of leaving the body.

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Endometriosis is a condition where the cells that normally line the womb grow outside the lining. These cells go through the same monthly changes as the womb lining, thickening and breaking down, but have no way of leaving the body.

This process can cause bleeding, pain, swelling and scarring - with the potential to damage fallopian tubes or ovaries leading to fertility problems.

The exact cause of endometriosis is unknown, but one theory suggests that the immune system is not functioning properly as it should destroy any endometrial tissue growing outside the lining of the womb.

Estimates vary, but around 5 to 10 in 100 women are affected by endometriosis, and it is thought up to 2000 women in Northern Ireland are suffering from this debilitating condition.

Symptoms can vary from mild to severe and may include:

  • Painful periods and cramps - pain may get worse over time.
  • Pain during or after intercourse
  • Infertility
  • Intestinal pain
  • Adhesions - bands of scar tissue that can attach to organs in your pelvis and abdomen
  • Fatigue

Click here to inquire how we can support your recovery from this condition call us on 028 90687467 and speak to a trained team member.