Endometriosis: diagnosis and management : guidance (NG73)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
Publication date:
06 September 2017


This guideline covers diagnosing and managing endometriosis. It aims to raise awareness of the symptoms of endometriosis, and to provide clear advice on what action to take when women with signs and symptoms first present in healthcare settings. It also provides advice on the range of treatments available.

This guideline updates and replaces the recommendations on endometriosis in NICE’s fertility problems guideline, which includes recommendations on fertility tests and treatments such as assisted reproduction.


This guideline includes recommendations on:

Who is it for?

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Commissioners and providers
  • Women with suspected or confirmed endometriosis, their families and carers

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