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    Endometriosis (pronounced en- doh – mee – tree – oh – sis) is the name given to the condition where cells similar to the ones in the lining of the womb (uterus) are found elsewhere in the body.

    Each month these cells react in the same way to those in the womb, building up and then breaking down and bleeding. Unlike the cells in the womb that leave the body as a period, this blood has no way to escape.

    In the UK, around 1.5 million women and those assigned female at birth are currently living with the condition, regardless of race or ethnicity. Endometriosis can affect you from puberty to menopause, although the impact may be felt for life.


    The main symptoms of endometriosis are:

    pain in your lower tummy or back (pelvic pain) – usually worse during your period

    period pain that stops you doing your normal activities

    pain during or after sex

    pain when peeing or pooing during your period

    feeling sick, constipation, diarrhoea, or blood in your pee during your period

    difficulty getting pregnant

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