March in March

Endomarch Australia is an awareness campaign focused on Endometriosis.

Endometriosis is chronic condition characterized by the growth of cells similar to those that line the uterus however growth occurs in other parts of the body.

It is estimated that 176 million women world wide have this condition. Meaning every 1 in 10 women are likely to suffer this condition in their lifetime.

What are the causes?

The causes are still unknown however the following factors may be relevant: family history, retrograde menstruation, metaplasia, heavy bleeding, low body weight and alcohol use, to name a few.

What are the symptoms?

Common symptoms can include pain, bleeding, bladder and bowel problems, bloating, tiredness, mood changes, reduced quality of life and vaginal pain.

There is currently no cure for this painful condition however it can be managed by your GP and specialist.

For the month of March, wear yellow, to raise awareness for this campaign in the hopes that the girls and women of the future will have access to a cure.

This webpage is designed to be informative and educational. It is not intended to provide specific medical advice or replace advice from your health practitioner. The information above is based on current medical knowledge, evidence and practice as at November 2018.