What is Endometriosis?

Severe menstrual pain can indicate endometriosis.
Other words for menstruation are also: cycle or period.
If you feel strong pain in your (lower) abdomen, contact your doctor.
Reason: endometriosis is a disease and has to be treated medically.

Endometriosis simply explained

Endometriosis makes tissue grow where it doesn’t belong.

For example outside the uterus. This tissue can inflame. This can be very painful.

Sometimes these inflammations can also start to bleed.

Female Body Anatomy

Endometriosis often causes pain:

  • in the (lower) abdomen

  • in the back and down

to the legs

  • when on the toilet and/or

  • during sex

Some people with endometriosis can’t get pregnant.

Endometriosis can strongly differ from case to case.

That is why it is also called the chameleon of gynecology.

If you have such pain, contact your doctor!

Some doctors know a lot about endometriosis.

Here you will find a list of certified doctors.

You will find a lot more information on our website.

We help you.

We support you.

We can give you advice.

Endometriosis – Counselling

Our counsellors are well educated. They are happy to help you with your questions.

For example, many women ask:

  • What can I do?

  • Who can I talk to?

  • How do I find a doctor?

We provide counselling by phone:

Tel.: +49 341 – 30 65 304

We are available on:

Mon., Tue., Thurs., Fri.: 10 – 12 am
Wed.: 4 – 6 pm
or anytime via e-mail at: info@endometriose-vereinigung.de

Our counselling service is for free.

Endometriosis – Self-help groups

  • Women with endometriosis can meet, talk, and support each other in self-help groups.

  • We support self-help groups.

You can find self-help groups all over Germany on our website.

Who are we?

Our association is called:

Endometriose-Vereinigung Deutschland e.V. It was established by women with endometriosis more than twenty years ago.

We support people with endometriosis all over Germany.

We are no doctors.

We make endometriosis better known to the public.

You can also send us an e-mail: info@endometriose-vereinigung.de

You can find us on Facebook: /EndometrioseVereinigungDeutschland


Our postal address is:

Endometriose-Vereinigung Deutschland e.V.

Bernhard-Göring-Str. 152, 04277 Leipzig, Germany

Important advice:

On our website we inform about endometriosis as a self-help association.

We are no doctors. If you have any questions about your disease, please contact a doctor.

verified and updated: 2023