Endometriosis is a common cause of abdominal pain and infertility in young women. This is a condition that affects the female reproduction system.
This condition can be diagnosed and managed by health professionals. If you are concerned that you may have endometriosis, you can consult with your GP.
Although the most well-known symptom is fertility issues, endometriosis can affect your body in other ways, too. In some cases, endometriosis can impact on bowel function. This can cause a change in bowel habit or cyclical rectal bleeding.
There is surgery available for endometriosis. This can involve a combined procedure that relies on collaboration between your gynaecologist and your colorectal surgeon. If you require surgery for endometriosis, your health professionals will discuss the details with you.