personal stories

Melissa's story

Melissa was diagnosed with endometriosis when she was 18

Melissa experienced endometriosis symptoms from a very young age. Read more about her experience and her tips for getting diagnosed with endometriosis.

"My advice to young girls going through what I went through is simple – Don’t give up!"

Kim's story

Kim ran the british 10k for Endometriosis UK

Kim ran the British 10K for Endometriosis UK a few months after having a laparoscopy. Find out more about her experience of endometriosis, how exercise helps her manage the condition and how it felt to fundraise for Endometriosis UK.

Surgery

Women share their experience of having endometriosis surgery. 

Hayley's story

Find out how Hayley has coped with having multiple surgeries to treat her endometriosis.
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Lauren's story

Lauren shares her endometriosis story

Lauren was diagnosed with endometriosis after a cyst ruptured in her ovaries. Find out how Lauren managed her recovery following a second surgery to treat her endometriosis.

“My first surgery taught me that I had to be very patient with my recovery and very patient with myself in general.”

Sarah's story

Sarah was diagnosed with moderate endometriosis in 2009, three months before her wedding day after suffering with endometriosis symptoms for one year.

“Nobody should be frightened to be assertive and appropriately persistent about their health concerns.”

Alison & Natalie's story

Alison ran the London Marathon for Endometriosis UK to show support for her sister Natalie, who has endometriosis, and for all endometriosis sufferers.

"What kept me going the most was thinking of Natalie, her pain (both physical and emotional) – caused by endometriosis – is far greater than any pain that the marathon course could throw at me." 

Elizabeth's story

After experiencing multiple miscarriages and suffering with severe endometriosis, Elizabeth made the brave decision to have a hysterectomy.

"I haven't given up on the dream of being a Mum, but somehow I have found peace and acceptance for the person I am and the couple we are." 

Fertility and endometriosis

Elizabeth's story

Learn more about how endometriosis affected Elizabeth's fertility and why she made the difficult decision to have a hysterectomy.
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Sandra's Story

Learn about Sandra’s experience with endometriosis and how she manages the condition.

“Meeting other women with endometriosis lessens the isolation that endometriosis can bring with it.”

Getting diagnosed

Women share their experiences of getting diagnosed with endometriosis.

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