Women wait an average of eight years for diagnosis.
Taking sufferers’ accounts seriously is the linchpin to improvement.
Endometriosis affects 10% of women, but many live with painful symptoms of the condition for years without a diagnosis. A lack of non-invasive screening tools and normalisation of period pain both play a role in this.
Women with endometriosis need evidence-based information to make informed choices about their treatment.
Timothy Paul Smith
Endometriosis is cut or vaporised with an electric current or laser. It ranges from a simple, 20 minute operation to complex surgery involving important organs such as the bowel and bladder.
Women have long been told getting pregnant can help with endometriosis.
Pregnancy is often mentioned as a treatment or a 'cure' for endometriosis. Pregnancy may suppress the symptoms of endometriosis, but it is not a cure.