Endometriosis : What the bloody hell is it?

Welcome to my first blog post! I am a bit scared about writing this first one but recently lots of people have started to speak out and I wanted to add my voice and perspective to these, to really try and emphasise how severe this illness is. I've struggled massively mentally and physically for years. It's so often dismissed by friends, the workplace and even doctors as "just period pains" but it's far from that. So what the bloody hell is it? Let’s start with the basics, endometriosis is a bit of a mouthful. Even I struggled to say it when first diagnosed. It’s pronounced end-oh-mee-tree-oh-sis . The oh-sis at the end is very fitting for this condition, because oh-sis let me tell you it’s horrible.  Endometriosis occurs when womb lining cells grow outside of the womb. They build up and break down as they usually do within the womb but these cells have nowhere to go as they cannot leave the body as a period. This causes pain, inflammation, scar tissue and sometime
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