Endometriosis: Diagnosis

Department of Health written question – answered at on 2 June 2016.

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Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Conservative, Wealden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36175, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the length of time from the onset of symptoms to the diagnosis of endometriosis.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department has asked the National Institute of Health for Health and Care Excellence to develop a guideline on the diagnosis and management of endometriosis. This will include: symptoms and sings of endometriosis; and use of diagnostic tests including imaging, biomarkers and surgical diagnosis. The guideline is due to be published in September 2017.

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