10 Daily: Endometriosis: The Crippling Condition One In 10 Aussie Women Battle Every Single Day

Updated: Nov 30, 2019

Debilitating. Heartbreaking. Embarrassing. These are just some of the words that five women living with endometriosis used to describe the condition when speaking to 10 daily.

One in ten -- or about 740,000 -- Australian women live with endometriosis, an often crippling condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus in the pelvis.

Over time, scar tissue -- called adhesions -- grows between structures such as the ovaries, vagina and rectum, essentially sticking them together like glue.

There is currently no cure. Treatment options include drugs or surgery to remove the adhesions -- which often end up growing back...

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