Endometriosis awareness month – what it is and how it affects women

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Women with endometriosis often suffer in silence. Photo: Katleho Seisa/Getty Images
Women with endometriosis often suffer in silence. Photo: Katleho Seisa/Getty Images

Often there are no symptoms at all – no sign that something is wrong inside the body.

For many women it’s only when they struggle to conceive that they discover they have endometriosis.

For others, this reproductive system condition is accompanied by severe abdominal and back pain during menstruation. This pain can affect every aspect of a woman’s life, but often women live with it for years without it being properly diagnosed – and when this condition is left untreated it can affect fertility.

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