What do we know about endometriosis

It’s the second most common gynaecological condition in the UK1

Introduction

Unfortunately, endometriosis is still considered a taboo topic by many. However, the future is positive. Together, we can break down these outdated barriers and live a comfortable life through gaining knowledge and self-empowerment.

Understanding endometriosis

While there’s still much more research to be done, we have made some giant leaps forward in understanding the condition in recent years.

Endo SOS are proud to work closely with some of the world’s leading endometriosis medical professionals.

We bring you the latest information and offer you the opportunity to ask questions through our expert webinars.

How common is endometriosis?

The condition is surprisingly common, affecting about 10% of women and those assigned female at birth around the world. In Scotland alone, it’s estimated to impact around 250,000 people, making it the second most common gynaecological condition after fibroids1.

Who gets endometriosis?

Endometriosis can affect any woman or person assigned female at birth. We used to think that the condition only affected those at reproductive age; however, increasing research suggests it stays with many of us after menopause.

It doesn’t matter where you live, your race, or how much money you have. Endometriosis is not selective. So why is the topic still taboo? Sadly, many women struggle silently with endometriosis. That’s why Endo SOS are passionate about breaking down barriers and bringing awareness to this topic. The more we can empower you with knowledge, the greater the impact we can have on this often devastating condition.

What are the common symptoms of endometriosis?

Endometriosis symptoms can vary from person to person, but they usually involve:

  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Debilitating fatigue
  • Bowel and/or bladder issues
  • Long and short-term depression
  • Painful intercourse
  • Relationship problems
  • Infertility or fatality problems
  • Difficulty in fulfilling work
  • Social problems
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Fused organs

References

  1. Royal College of Nursing https://www.rcn.org.uk/

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