ENDOMETRIOSIS & FERTILITY
Endometriosis is a chronic condition that affects a woman’s reproductive organs. It happens when the lining cells of the uterus (called endometrium) grow outside of it. Those suffering from endometriosis typically have their endometrium on and around pelvic organs such as the ovaries.
This is a common condition and affects about 10 per cent of women.
Its symptoms include:
- Painful menstruation
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Heavy or irregular menstruation
- Pelvic bloating (from endometriotic cysts or enlarged womb)
- Bowel-related symptoms during menstruation such as painful bowel movements, diarrhoea and constipation
- Urinary-related symptoms during menstruation such as painful urination and bloody urination