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Endometriosis, a potential cause of painful periods

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

I’m sure we have all heard of it before but do we really know what it is and how common it is?About 1 in 10 women will have endometriosis and not realise it.Unfortunately, there is a delay of about 7 – 10 years from when signs and symptoms begin to an actual diagnosis. It can begin anywhere from beginning of menstruation as a young girl to menopause.Why does it take so long to diagnose?It is quite simple.Signs and symptoms become accepted as a normal part of a woman’s menstrual cycle by both women & girls as well as medical practitioners....

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