This is a condition where cells similar to the ones in the lining of the womb (uterus) are found elsewhere in the body. Because these cells react in the same way to those in the womb, they can build up and then breaking down and bleed, but unlike the cells in the womb that leave the body as a period, this blood has no way to escape.This can cause a very painful condition with a number of symptoms. More information and sources of support can be found here.

  • Endometriosis UK

    A charity which offers a very comprehensive website with support about this condition, and a helpline.

    0808 808 2227


  • Patient.info

    Extensive, good quality health information usually provided by GPs and nurses during consultation.


  • NHS Direct Wales

    NHS Direct Wales is a 24 hour helpline, which can give advice about health and health services across Wales. It is staffed by experienced nurses specially trained to give advice over the phone and provide information about all your local services.

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