Endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition that affects 1 in every 10 women. In some cases, it can cause fertility issues and make it difficult to conceive.

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition that occurs when tissue resembling the endometrium grows in areas outside of the uterus, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. It can cause heavy painful periods and chronic pelvic pain.

In up to 50% of cases, endometriosis can cause fertility issues and make it difficult to get pregnant. If you are trying to have a baby, it is very important that you take steps to manage your condition to give you the best chance of conceiving. Fertility treatment, such as IVF, is a common and effective treatment for endometriosis-related infertility.

Here at IVI, endometriosis is one of the most common gynaecological conditions that we help to treat, with cases ranging from mild to very severe.

Endometriosis guide

In this information guide you will find key facts about endometriosis as well as practical advice and fertility treatment options for those having difficulty conceiving as a result of this condition. This guide is free to download.


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¿What are the symptoms of Endrometriosis?

¿What are the symptoms of Endrometriosis?

How is it treated?

At present, there is no cure for endometriosis. However, depending on the severity of the condition, there are different treatments available to reduce the symptoms and improve quality of life. Your GP may recommend hormone treatment, likely to be the contraceptive pill stopping your periods and the side effects that come with it and therefore helping reduce the pain. If the condition is more severe, they may recommend surgery. Surgery aims to remove the areas of endometriosis via keyhole surgery by either cutting out the fragments or using heat to burn them away.

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