Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue that normally lines your uterus grows outside of it. It’s one of the leading causes of infertility and pelvic pain, but there are many different types of endometriosis that all come with different symptoms. One type called deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) and it can make you feel seriously ill.Read More »What Is Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis?
It’s a fact of life that we all have to deal with stress, but what you may not realize is that stress can affect your health in many ways. If you suffer from endometriosis, there are a few things you should know about how stress plays a role in the condition. Here’s everything you need to know about managing stress and endometriosis.Read More »What to Know About Endometriosis And Stress
Good news! The French Parliament’s National Assembly unanimously approved an amendment to tackle endometriosis. And it’s about time, because the disease affects approximately 10% of women. Doctors have yet to determine what exactly causes endometriosis but suspect hormone imbalances and genetics could be at play.Read More »France’s Endometriosis Action Plan
The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) has issued new guidelines for women suffering from endometriosis.Read More »New guidelines Of The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
Please tell me I’m not the only woman who has ever been to urgent care with a stabbing pain in my lower abdomen and been told that it’s “probably ovarian cyst pain.” Because if I am, then I’m truly alone in this world full of people wearing medical gloves. This is a common refrain for us ladies—there’s lots of pelvic pain and abdominal pain that could be caused by ovarian cysts, but there isn’t a clear way to figure out exactly what’s going on down there. If you have experienced this type of vague discomfort or you’re worried about it happening to you (because it happens to nearly every woman at one point or another), here are some tips for figuring out whether your symptoms are probably ovarian cyst-related:Read More »Everything About Ovarian Cyst Pain
In the United States, endometriosis affects an estimated 1 in 10 women of reproductive age, but it can affect girls as young as 12 or 13. Despite how common it is, many people aren’t familiar with the condition. Endometriosis involves tissue that normally lines a woman’s uterus growing outside of it, where it should not be. This results in painful periods and can cause infertility among many other symptoms. When endometriosis goes untreated for a long time, some women need surgery to treat the condition, and laparoscopy for endometriosis is one option available to them. We’re going to explain what causes endometriosis and why it might require surgery—and what that surgery typically entails and why laparoscopy for endometriosis is a great choice for many patientsRead More »What to Expect from Laparoscopy for Endometriosis
Unless I’m sleeping, I am in some kind of pain. Whether it’s a dull ache in my corners to sharper stabs shooting from my pelvic area or an intense burning sensation that spreads across my butt and thighs, it is always there. Even though this is my reality, navigating the health care system with a chronic illness can be exhausting for anyone. Here are tips for getting through those appointments:Read More »Surviving Hospital Visits When You Have Endometriosis
Reproductive rights are a topic that is being discussed more and more. The fight for them has been ongoing since the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973. For those of you who don’t know what Roe v Wade is, it’s essentially the right to choose whether or not you have an abortion (and when).Read More »What Does Roe v Wade Mean For The Endometriosis Community?
When I was first diagnosed with endometriosis, I had no idea what it even was. I just knew that something inside of me hurt during my period and sex, and that my doctor had said “don’t worry, it’s normal.”
If you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, either in the past or recently, then you know how isolating this experience can be. In a recent poll of women on the Tia app who are managing endometriosis, more than half reported feeling isolated or alone when they were first diagnosed.Read More »How Support Helps Endometriosis Warriors
Does Endometriosis Cause Infertility? You might wonder if you’ve read about endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of your womb grows outside it. This tissue can form anywhere in your pelvic area, and for some people, it grows on—or sometimes inside—other organs and structures in that region.Read More »Does Endometriosis Cause Infertility? Everything You Need to Know