What is Endometriosis?

Updated: Apr 20

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue similar to the tissue that lines the uterus(womb), starts to grow outside the uterus and invades other places like the fallopian tubes and the ovaries. This tissue is called the endometrium. (NHS)

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women, of all ages. That's approximately 176 million women worldwide. Endometriosis is the number one cause of infertility in women, affecting 30-50% of women (Endometriosis.org.uk) Endometriosis if left untreated can be life-threatening.

What are the symptoms of endometriosis?

It is an individualized condition and affects women differently. The symptoms of this disorder vary in women, it may be severe with little pain for some and mild with excruciating pain for others.

Some of the symptoms include :

  • Bloating

  • Infertility

  • Feeling sick

  • Severe period pain

  • Heavy menstrual flow