Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus, called the endometrium, grows outside the uterus. This tissue can grow on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, intestines, bladder, or other organs in the pelvic cavity.
The displaced endometrial tissue reacts to hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle in the same way as the endometrium in the uterus. It thickens, breaks down and bleeds, but because it is outside the uterus, it cannot leave the body, causing inflammation, pain and scarring.
The animation explained to the patient the causes and background of her conditions, as well as possible therapies and options for relief.
Content: Patient film about endometriosis. Languages/Voice-Overs: German + English
Utilization: Website, Youtube
Specifications: PAL, 720*576px
Client: Dimensional / IQWIG – Gesundheitsinformation.de
The rights of use of the illustrations shown are with the respective clients.
Link animation “Severe period pain – is endometriosis the cause?” on Youtube (external link)