Endometriosis can affect women of any age. 1 in 10 women of reproductive age in the UK have endometriosis. It’s a long-term condition that can have a significant impact on your life, but there are treatments that can help.
We run a non-advice online support group for ladies to share their experiences, offer and find best ways to support people, whilst raising awareness and helping bring people together to discuss and learn more about this condition.
We currently meet on the First Thursday of each month via Zoom currently for women only. Please click here to see our Facebook Page where you will find links to the private women’s only group.
We are supported by local GPs and are able to deliver our experiences directly to them for feedback and to help shape future services.
We are also partnering with businesses in the local area to enable those affected by Endometriosis, who wear one of our specially designed bracelets, to allow women to use their facilities without the need to purchase or explain themselves, when needed. Participating businesses will be displaying the window sticker. Details coming soon.
CLICK HERE to find out more about our Women’s Only Group and further information regarding our monthly meets
MILLION AFFECTED WORLDWIDE
YEARS ON AVERAGE TO GET A DIAGNOSIS OF ENDOMETRIOSIS
BILLION A YEAR IS SPENT OF TREATMENT, LOSS OF WORK AND HEALTHCARE COSTS
* Source Royal College of
Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. It is unusual for Endometrial tissue to spread beyond your pelvic region, but it’s not impossible.
The hormonal changes to your menstrual cycle affect the misplaced endometrial tissue, causing the area to become inflamed and painful. This means the tissue will grow, thicken and break down. Over time, the tissue that has broken down has nowhere to go and becomes trapped in your pelvis.
What Are The Symptoms?
Symptoms may vary from woman to woman and some women may experience no symptoms at all. Typical Endometriosis symptoms include:
- Painful periods
- Deep pain during sex
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Painful bowel movements, painful urination and blood in the urine
- Cyclical or premenstrual symptoms with or without abnormal bleeding and pain
- Chronic fatigue
- A family history of Endometriosis
- Painful caesarean section scar or cyclical lump
- Back, legs and chest pain
*Source NHS UK
10% of women worldwide have Endometriosis, that’s 176 million worldwide!
Endometriosis is the second most gynaecological condition in the UK
The cause of Endometriosis is unknown, but there are many different treatment options
1 in 10 women of reproductive age in the UK have endometriosis
If you require non-advisory support then please telephone: 07561 651246 Tuesday & Thursday between 10am – 2pm.
FUNDERS & SUPPORTERS
We are eternally grateful for the funding and support we have received from the following organisations. To maintain and grow what we do we are always searching for new funding opportunities.