Endometriosis Facts [Infographic]

Endometriosis Facts [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

Endometriosis continues to significantly impact the lives of so many, yet across the globe so little is being done to tackle it. Endometriosis is a common condition, impacting 1 in 10 women, but many people have still not heard of it. This March along with many others we set about increasing awareness of the condition. Education is the most powerful weapon in creating change!

Endometriosis is essentially a condition that occurs when the lining of the womb starts to grow in places that it shouldn’t! At times it can cause extreme pain because this tissue growing outside the womb continues to act as if it would during your period. Every month this tissue grows, shreds and bleeds. Only this blood can’t leave the body! Instead, it stays inside, causing inflammation, pain and the build-up of scar tissue.

It affects girls and women of reproductive age


Below is a short but not exhaustive list of the most common symptoms. It is important to note that evidence shows that it can affect everyone differently. Some people can have lots of endometriosis and have no symptoms, while others can have a small amount and severe pain.

  • Abdominal pain
  • Back and leg pain
  • Headaches
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Painful sex
  • Constant fatigue
  • Bladder & bowel problems
  • Depression or low mood
  • Heavy and painful periods
  • Fertility problems

Endo Facts

  • It is NOT rare
    Endometriosis is one of the main causes of hospitalisation in Western Countries
  • Infertility is not uncommon
    40% of women with endo may experience infertility
  • 89% of women aged 16-24
    will avoid visiting a doctor when experiencing painful periods even if they are interfering with day-to-day activities
  • 1 in 10 women
    That’s 176 million women globally that are affected by endometriosis
  • Average time to diagnosis = 7yrs
    The disease can only truly be diagnosed via a procedure called laparoscopy


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