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Endometriosis: what nurses need to know and how to help patients

The condition often goes undiagnosed, leaving women with debilitating symptoms. Find out how to help with diagnosis and treatment, plus when to refer patients

The condition often goes undiagnosed, leaving women with debilitating symptoms. Find out how to help with diagnosis and treatment, plus when to refer patients

  • Endometriosis is when cells similiar to those that line the uterus grow elsewhere, usually in the pelvic cavity. Symptoms vary, but it can cause debilitating pain and fertility problems
  • Diagnosis is often delayed because of a lack of understanding of the condition and because its signs and symptoms are diverse
  • Find out about treatment options, how to support patients with the condition and one patient advocate’s experience of diagnosis and treatment

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