Endometriosis is a long-term condition. It can be a difficult condition to deal with, both physically and emotionally.
It is important that you talk to your GP and get a diagnosis if you have any symptoms.
As with any long-term condition, looking after your general health will give your body the best chance. It will also help you keep a positive attitude.
If you have been diagnosed with endometriosis you may need extra support from family and friends. You may need to speak to your school, college or workplace occupational health representative.
It is also important to talk with your GP and gynaecologist to get the best course of treatment for you.
You may find it helpful to contact a support group, such as Endometriosis Association of Ireland, for information and advice.
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