Endometriosis is a common condition where tissue that behaves like the lining of the womb (the endometrium) is found outside the womb. Learn more about the condition, its diagnosis and the different treatment options available.


of women world wide have endometriosis…

… that’s 176 million worldwide2

Sources :

NHS Choices website – Endometriosis http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Endometriosis/Pages/Introduction.aspxLast accessed 18 January 2017
NHS Choices website – Endometriosis Treatment http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Endometriosis/Pages/Treatment.aspxLast accessed 18 January 2017
Endometriosis UK website – Understanding Endometriosis https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/understanding-endometriosisLast accessed 18 July 2017
Endometriosis UK website – Getting diagnosed with endoemtriosis https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/getting-diagnosed-endometriosisLast accessed 18 July 2017
1 Diagnosis Survey. Endometriosis UK. February 2011. A total 2890 women with endometriosis took part in a public awareness survey for Endometriosis UK. The average time given for diagnosis time from symptoms to diagnosis was 7.5 years. A similar finding of 7.4 years was found in: Arruda MS, Petta CA, Abrão MS, Benetti‐Pinto CL. Time elapsed from onset of symptoms to diagnosis of endometriosis in a cohort study of Brazilian women. Hum Reprod 2003;18(4):756-759. Last accessed 18 July 2017
2 Rogers PA, D’Hooghe TM, Fazleabas A, et al. Priorities for endometriosis research: recommendations from an international consensus workshop. Reprod Sci 2009;16(4):335-46
3 https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/endometriosis-facts-and-figures

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Date of preparation January 2018 / ALL-UK-000455