More women seeking help for endometriosis, but most coming in too late

Dr Ma Li (right), associate consultant at NUH Women’s Centre, with her patient Ke Xiaowei on Oct 3, 2019. Madam Ke did not know she had endometriosis until after the disease spread to her fallopian tubes, one of which had to be removed.
Dr Ma Li (right), associate consultant at NUH Women’s Centre, with her patient Ke Xiaowei on Oct 3, 2019. Madam Ke did not know she had endometriosis until after the disease spread to her fallopian tubes, one of which had to be removed.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - More women have sought treatment for endometriosis here in recent years, but most of them are coming in too late, associate consultant at the National University Hospital (NUH) Women's Centre Ma Li said on Thursday (Oct 3).

Endometriosis is a chronic condition where tissues resembling the lining of the womb grow in other organs such as the ovaries, bowels and even the lungs and nose.

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