Noelle Carew was 14 when her periods began to cause her agonising pain. Lasting up to two weeks, the arrival of her period would feature a stream of intense cramps and heavy bleeding often causing her to vomit with pain and regularly pass out.

Noelle’s mother Margaret took her to the family GP in Tipperary where she was assured that her teenager was just suffering from bad period pain. However, watching what her daughter was going through each month Margaret knew that there was a much deeper problem unrecognised by her doctor.

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