It takes around seven to eight years on average for a woman to get diagnosed with endometriosis from the time she starts experiencing symptoms. Whilst this has reduced from the eleven years measured previously, it is still far too long. The symptoms of endometriosis are very similar to other common conditions. It's important to share as much information with your doctor as possible
To help you prepare for a GP appointment, Endometriosis UK has produced a factsheet giving tips on what to say to your GP, what will happen at your appointment, what to do if you are not satisfied that your symptoms are being properly looked into by your GP, how to get a referral and questions to ask your GP.