There’s been a big interest on the site in endometriosis, and it’s very clear that a lot of you don’t actually know what it is or you’re curious about what causes it. Endometriosis occurs when womb tissue is actually found outside of the womb and there are many theories about what causes it. The actual fact is, we don’t really know for sure, but there is one thing—it tends to occur in families.
Now, what kind of symptoms do you get with endometriosis? Endometriosis results in heavy periods, painful periods, and often this can be associated with symptoms like diarrhoea or fainting.
A lot of you have asked how to be referred to a specialist. My advice would be, go and see your GP, because they can do a lot of preliminary tests and investigations, and make the diagnosis for you. If you do see a specialist, they are likely to advise a laparoscopy, which is a telescope test which looks inside your pelvis and can diagnose endometriosis.
Doctor Responses: Endometriosis
Dr Pixie answers your most frequently asked questions about endometriosis such as: What is it? What kind of symptoms do you get with endometriosis? How can you treat it?
With thanks to the Baker Street Medical Centre
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