Is this normal? Educating young women about endo.

1 in 10 women of reproductive age across the UK have endometriosis. That is over 1.5 million women. 

Hayley's story

Read about how Hayley has dealt with having multiple surgery to treat her endometriosis.

Endometriosis glossary

This page contains a glossary of medical terms and words that you may read or hear when you are learning about endometriosis.

Personal stories

Read about other women's experience of endometriosis, treatment and how they manage the condition.


About endometriosis

What every girl should know about endometriosis.

Do you suffer from the following?

  • Painful, heavy or irregular periods;
  • Pain when going to the toilet;
  • Tiredness all the time;
  • Severe pelvic pain between periods

If you do, then it is possible that you might have endometriosis.

Oh no! I think I might have endometriosis...

Your period

Starting your periods can be exciting as it shows that you are developing into a woman. It can also be scary and confusing as your body changes but don’t worry, you are not on your own.

Pain Relief for endometriosis

The main symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain - there are various pain relief and pain management options available.

See our list of pain relief and pain management options below.

Heat and comfort



Pain modifiers

Pain clinics

Hormone treatments

The following hormone treatments are available to women with endometriosis:

Combined oral contraceptive pill (‘the Pill’)

Hormone treatments for endometriosis

As endometriosis responds and grows when exposed to the female hormone oestrogen, a number of hormone treatments attempt to block or reduce the production of oestrogen in the body. This means the endometriosis will be unable to continue growing and will help to relieve symptoms.

If you are offered the choice of hormone treatment, you may want to discuss with your doctor what the treatment involves, the pros and cons, along with the possible side effects of the treatment.


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