11 March 2021 - March endometriosis awareness month, but what is endometriosis? Symptoms are variable and unfortunately there are still a lot of questions unanswered about endometriosis. This also means that often there is a delay of many years in diagnosis.Women with endometriosis often have a lot of pain and discomfort and it restricts women in their daily activities and intrudes their quality of life. Women can suffer from pelvic pain, fatigue, menstruation pain, pain on or around ovulation, pain during or after sex, pain with bowel movements or when you urinate and more.

Endometriosis is a common disease in which cells from inside the womb begin to grow outside the womb in other parts of the body. This can lead to a chronic inflammatory response resulting in pain and adhesions. Adhesions arise when scar tissue connects different structures or organs. Whilst endometriosis most often affects the reproductive organs it is frequently found in the bowel and bladder and has been found in muscle, joints, the lungs and the brain.

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Source: www.endometriosisaustralia.org