Endometriosis Awareness Month: Resources to Know and Share

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, an event that is recognized worldwide. Since endometriosis affects around 176 million women around the world, it's likely you know someone who is dealing with the disease. Endometriosis is a disease that causes tissue similar to that which is found in the lining of the uterus to grow in other internal areas of the body. This growth causes lesions and scar tissue. The biggest side effects of endometriosis are pelvic pain and infertility. Endometriosis does not necessarily mean that a woman will remain infertile for life, but rather that she will likely encounter significantly more difficulty becoming pregnant. In recognition of endometriosis this month, we would like to share with you basic information and resources so that you may become more familiar with the disease and help support yourself or others. 

 

shutterstock_139925452.jpgEndometriosis 101

  • Endometriosis lesions can be found anywhere in the pelvis
  • Pain from endometriosis usually correlates to the timing of a woman's menstrual cycle
  • There is no cure for endometriosis, but there are treatments

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Myths About Endometriosis

  • Severe period pain is not "normal"
  • Young women can, in fact, have endometriosis
  • Endometriosis does not always mean infertility

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Endometriosis and Infertility

  • Many women with endometriosis go on to become pregnant
  • Some women with endometriosis may need surgery or the use of assisted reproductive technologies to become pregnant
  • Women with endometriosis generally take longer conceive

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Endometriosis and Pregnancy

  • There is no indication that endometriosis causes women to have repeated miscarriages
  • Pregnancy does not cure endometriosis, though symptoms may significantly subside during pregnancy
  • Endometriosis may increase your risk for preterm birth

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Many countries have support organizations for endometriosis. Find yours here

 

1 Comment

Endometriosis

August 31, 2018 04:50 AM by Jane Woods

Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the lining of the inside of the uterus — called the endometrium — grows outside the uterus. The most common places for endometriosis to occur are the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bowel, and outside walls of the uterus. Rarely, it can end up as far afield as the kidney, bladder, or lungs. Some women with endometriosis experience no symptoms, while others experience pelvic pain or pressure. The first sign or symptom for others is having difficulty getting pregnant. You can also refer to this article which states all the necessary details about endometriosis https://www.everydayhealth.com/endometriosis/guide/

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