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Poole Hospital to help raise awareness of ‘painful and distressing’ endometriosis

An information morning is being held at Poole Hospital to raise awareness of endometriosis, a painful and distressing condition that affects 5-10 per cent of women of reproductive age in the UK.

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue, usually found in the womb, grows in other parts of the body such as the ovaries, bladder and bowel.

This can cause pain during periods, intercourse and defecation as well as chronic pelvic pain and problems with fertility.

The focus of the session will be talks, workshops and a Q&A on how the condition affects fertility, sex and relationships.

There will be number of speakers including Mr Tyrone Carpenter, a consultant gynaecologist at the hospital and lead consultant for Dorset Endometriosis Centre as well as a fertility expert and nurse specialists.

“I would urge anyone who has or suspects they may have endometriosis to attend this event,” said Mr Carpenter.

“It will be a great opportunity to raise awareness of the condition and to learn how to treat and manage its symptoms.”

The event is being held in partnership with Endometriosis UK, a charity that provides information and support to those with the condition.

The information morning will take place in the hospital’s education centre from 9.30am-1.30pm on 17 March.

Tickets are £10 and need to be booked in advance. They will be sold on a first come first served basis and are purchased from the Endometriosis UK website.

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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