Everyone’s experience of endometriosis will be different and symptoms can vary in intensity. It is also important to remember that not everyone with endometriosis will experience symptoms. Debilitating period pain is not normal and should not be ignored.
The classic symptoms of endometriosis include:
Currently, there is no cure for endometriosis. However, it is treatable and many people manage their symptoms with a mix of long-term treatments.
It is believed that 30-40% of women with endometriosis may struggle to conceive. This suggests that 60-70% of people will have no issues. If fertility is a top priority for you, please share your symptoms with your doctor so that you may work together to develop the best treatment plan for you.
Endometriosis is not 'bad period pain' as it can occur at any time of the menstrual cycle and in those with no menstrual cycle.
Currently there is no known cure for endometriosis and treatment is aimed at controlling symptoms.
Endometriosis does not always affect fertility.
Minimal endometriosis does not mean minimal symptoms.
The Endometriosis Association of Ireland relies on donations to continue our work. A donation, no matter how small, can make a big difference and help us raise awareness and support those affected by endometriosis.