March is International awareness month for Endometriosis, this is a debilitating condition that affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide.
Endometriosis is a common disease where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows outside it in other parts of the body. Common symptoms include pelvic pain that puts life on hold around or during a woman’s period. It can impact fertility. 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.
To learn more about Endometriosis, please visit Endometriosis Australia website https://www.endometriosisaustralia.org/ . If you are experiencing symptoms associated with Endometriosis and would like to speak with a Doctor, please call the GP Clinic on 24134.