Endometriosis affects about 1 in 10 women. So why don’t more women know its symptoms?
Abdominal cramps, mood swings, headaches…your monthly period is certainly no picnic. But it's especially hard for women with endometriosis, a condition where endometrial tissue, or uterine lining cells, is found outside of the uterus. During menstruation, the tissue breaks down and becomes trapped in the body, often forming lesions and causing severe pain. Here, 5 signs you could be dealing with endometriosis:
Treating symptoms alongside disease could improve quality of life for millions of women
Endometriosis can be very painful, but treatment is available.
Endometriosis, a condition where uterine tissue grows outside the uterus and sheds monthly, as if it were a period, can cause a wide range of symptoms, including serious pain, bleeding, problems with organ function and issues with fertility. There's…
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Women from around the world weigh in on their experiences with endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a chronic condition and there is no cure. However, a visit to your OBGYN at the first sign of symptoms means there’s a greater likelihood you can slow the progression of the disease and enjoy the highest possible quality of life.
“We are not going to help women, and we are not going to solve this problem, if we don’t deal with the problem of race and racism.”
Nadine Dirks writes about how doctors blocked her timely access to appropriate endometriosis care, and what this meant for her health.
How many women are affected, is there a cure, and how do you find out if you’ve got it?
11 Things Only Someone With Endometriosis Understands patient experience.
Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside of the normal intrauterine location. For diagnosis and treatment, read more.
"Endometriosis is genetic, and I’m not sure what her future holds."
Early research is giving hope to patients with endometriosis, a notoriously hard-to-manage condition.
Endometriosis is a very painful condition with no cure in sight, and often it can remain undiagnosed for years. It’s no wonder that women suffering from endometriosis need some coping skills.
The birth control pill gives women long-term protection against endometrial or womb cancer, according to a large new review.
Here’s yet another thing to consider if you have endo.
Painful menstrual periods sometimes indicate additional health concerns
“I feel a responsibility to publicly talk about it.”