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  • Endometriosis can cause the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes or bowel to stick to each other at points called ‘adhesions’.
  • This can be extremely painful.
  • The exact cause is unknown, but research suggests that retrograde (backwards) menstruation and a family history of endometriosis might increase your risk.
  • Treatment with medication, surgery or both can help the symptoms of endometriosis.
  • Painful periods that impact on your day to day life are not normal, so speak with your GP if you have bad period pain. 

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Reviewed on: 13-03-2018