Endometriosis is a common condition affecting around ten per cent or one in ten of those assigned female at birth.
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue, similar to the inner lining of the uterus is found in other sites around the body. Most often endometriosis is found in the pelvis and can affect the reproductive organs. Deposits of endometriosis can cause a number of symptoms such as pelvic pain and infertility.
The exact cause of endometriosis is still unknown. The most popular theory is that during menstruation, the menstrual tissue passes backwards through the fallopian tubes and into the pelvis where it attaches and grows.Learn more
Endometriosis can be treated medically (with drugs or medicine) or with surgery. Sometimes both medicine and surgery are used. Some women also benefit from alternative therapies.Learn more
Laparoscopy and endometriosis
A laparoscopy is an operation using a tiny telescope, inserted through a small incision in your naval. The advantage of laparoscopy for treating endometriosis is that your diagnosis can be confirmed and treatment carried out at the same time.Learn more
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