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Welcome To Endometriosis Support Hull & East Yorkshire

Here To Support You

At Endometriosis Support Hull & East Yorkshire we support everyone who has Endometriosis, and those that are currently on their way to getting a diagnosis of Endometriosis.

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Get Support From A Community Of People Who Know Exactly What You're Going Through

We've been there, that feeling of being isolated and that no-one else understands.  It really sucks and we don't want anyone to feel that way anymore.

So come and join our free community. we'll do what we can to support you.  We're a friendly, inclusive and non judgemental group.

What Is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a chronic condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows elsewhere around the body - most commonly in the pelvic cavity & around the ovaries.  Endometriosis is clssed as a gynaelogical condition but it can affect every part of the body.  

There are around 175 million women, & people born with the female reproductive system, worldwide & 1.5 million in the UK who have been diagnosed with Endometriosis.  That's 1 in 10 of us - which is as common as Asthma & Type 2 Diabetes.

There has been very little research into Endometriosis and so the reason for it growing is still a bit of a mystery.

In recent years the awareness of Endometriosis has risen & it is now regularly talked about on mainstream television & social media channels. 

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Support For People With Endometriosis

With more awareness being raised there is alot more support out there for those of us with Endometriosis & those waiting for a diagnosis.

We run a support group via Facebook & we meet in person once a month.  Although we are based in Hull & East Yorkshire we welcome other Endo Warriors from anywhere.

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What Are The Symptoms Of Endometriosis?

  • Bad period pain

  • Lower back pain, including Sciatica

  • Heavy &/or irregular periods

  • Difficulty getting pregnant/infertility

  • Problems with bowels & bladder

  • Pain during &/or after intercourse

  • Fatigue

  • Anxiety & depression

  • Indegestion, nausea, constipation & diarrheoa

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What Treatments Are Available For People With Endometriosis

It is important to know that there currently isn't a cure for Endometriosis but it can be managed via the following;

  • Laparoscopic Surgery (keyhole surgery) where they either Exise (cut away) or use the ablation method (they use a laser to burn away the lesions).  The gold standard treatment is Exision surgery.

  • Hormonal treatments - this includes medication such as the birth control pill.

  • GnRH Analogues - these are usually given once a month via an injection which puts your body into a medically induced menopause.

  • Pain relief medication.

  • Health & Lifestyle changes - such as diet, exercise & meditation.

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