If you know 10 women, you know Endometriosis.
This is a common disease in which the tissue that is similar to the lining of the womb grows outside it in other parts of the body. The disease often starts in teenage years, however many women are unaware the symptoms are a sign of something more serious and this means most diagnoses are delayed 7 – 10 years. Sadly, 10% of women will suffer with this disease at some point in their life.
Symptoms can include fatigue, pain that stops you on or around your period, pain on or around ovulation, pain during or after sex, pain with bowel movements, pain when you urinate, pain in your pelvic region, lower back or legs, having trouble holding on when you have a full bladder, or having to go frequently or heavy bleeding or irregular bleeding.