It is estimated that over 70 million women worldwide are suffering from Endometriosis, one of the most misunderstood diseases among the health professionals of today. Endometriosis is more common as breast cancer and other well known diseases, but despite the vast numbers of women suffering from this disease - very few have actually heard about it.

Endometriosis are small deposits of the womb lining that are located outside of the womb cavity. The most common place to find it is on the ovary, the back of the uterus and the ligamentous supports that hold the uterus in its normal position. Endometriosis can also be found on the thin lining of the pelvic organs (the peritoneum), on the tubes, between the vagina and rectum, in or on the bladder, in abdominal scars from previous surgery and even as far away from the pelvis as the lung.. Each time you have a normal period, it can lead to cyclical swelling, stretching of tissues, inflammation and scarring. Eventually all the scarring and inflammation can lead to symptoms even when you're not having a period. (Womens Health)

One of the most common symptoms of Endometriosis is pelvic pain. The symptoms align with the menstrual cycle, which in turn are getting more and more painful as time passes. The symptoms are difficult to discover as they tend to mimic those of other health problems, such as: ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ovarian cancer, fibroid tumors, colon cancer and appendicitis.

The most common symptoms of Endometriosis include:

* Pain before/during periods.

* Pain with intercourse

* Chronic pelvic pain throughout the month

* Low back pain

* Heavy and/or irregular periods

* Painful bowel movements, especially during menstruation

* Painful urination during menstruation

* Fatigue

* Infertility

* Diarrhoea or constipation

The result of suffering Endometriosis is a gradual decline in a womans general health.

Although there are many questions which still remains to be answered as to the reason of the cause of endometriosis, we see that it often runs in families and that the risk increases after the age of 30. There are several theories trying to explain the cause of Endometriosis, but fortunately the professional Homeopath do not need a cause or a diagnosis for being able to offer a person effective treatment.