Updated 02 October 2017

SEE: 1 in 10 women silently suffer from this debilitating condition

Severe cramping and painful menstruation, urination and intercourse are common symptoms of endometriosis.


Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus.

According to The Endometriosis Society of South Africa the pain caused by endometriosis is both physically and mentally exhausting.

It takes, on average, 8-10 years for a woman to be diagnosed with endometrisis. 

A new study has found cancer-related mutations in patients with deep endometriosis – this is an interesting find given that the condition itself is not cancerous.


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