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Endometriosis

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Introduction
Endometriosis is a common condition in which small pieces of the womb lining (the endometrium) are found outside the womb.
Symptoms of endometriosis
Symptoms of endometriosis can vary significantly from person to person. Some women have no symptoms at all.
Causes of endometriosis
The exact cause of endometriosis is unknown, but there are several theories about what causes it.
Diagnosing endometriosis
If your GP suspects you have endometriosis, they may refer you to a specialist in problems affecting the female reproductive system.
Treating endometriosis
There is no cure for endometriosis and it can be difficult to treat. The aim of treatment is to ease the symptoms.
Complications of endometriosis
The main complication of endometriosis is difficulty getting pregnant (subfertility) or not being able to get pregnant at all (infertility).
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