Endometriosis

Endometriosis is when 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 when 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.

Endometriosis has been linked to the immune system is not functioning correctly.

Around 5 to 10 in 100 women are affected by endometriosis; with up to 2000 women in Northern Ireland 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 - scar tissue that can attach to organs in your pelvis and abdomen
  • Fatigue

*For information purposes only. If you have any health concerns, seek immediate attention from your doctor.