Endometriosis: The role practice nurses can play

Date

2016-05-03

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Publisher

Mark Allen Group

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Endometriosis is a chronic condition where endometrial tissue forms lesions outside the uterus, resulting in internal bleeding, inflammation, fibrosis, and adhesion formation. It is estimated that as many as one in 10 women in the UK have this painful condition. The signs and symptoms of endometriosis vary in their severity and presentation, increasing difficulties with diagnosis. Earlier diagnosis and support may help women to manage the condition and its impact on their day-to-day lives. Endometriosis has physical, psychological and sexual health impacts on women’s, and their partners’ lives. Practice nurses are ideally placed to support women with endometriosis.

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Keywords

Endometriosis, Fertility, Primary Care

Citation

Norton, W. and Holloway, D. (2016) Endometriosis: The role practice nurses can play. Practice Nursing, 27 (5)

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Research Institute

Centre for Reproduction Research (CRR)