Endometriosis Awareness Week 3rd – 9th March 2023
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus develops in other places, such as on the bladder, bowel and ovaries.
Scar tissue and adhesions can form and in severe cases this causes organs to stick together. Endometriosis is a long-term condition and can impact on normal day-to-day life.
Symptoms can include:
- Pain in your lower tummy or back (pelvic pain) – often worse during your period
- Period pain that stops you from doing your normal activities such as working, exercise and more
- Pain during or after sexual intercourse
- Pain when urinating or pooing during your period
- Feeling sick, constipation, diarrhoea, or blood in your urine during your period
- Difficulty getting pregnant
The charity Endometriosis UK provides lots of useful information about endometriosis.
To find out more about endometriosis, including who is affected, what the symptoms are and possible treatments, take a look at our endometriosis FAQ’s.