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How Support Helps Endometriosis Warriors

How Support Helps Endometriosis Warriors

    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.

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    How To Find Out If You Have Endometriosis

    How To Find Out If You Have Endometriosis

      Curious to learn how to find out if you have endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition in which tissues similar to the lining of the uterus (womb) grow outside of the uterus. The tissue can attach itself to any organ in the pelvic area, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes and bowel. The tissue swells and bleeds during each menstrual cycle, just as the normal endometrial tissue inside your uterus does. However, unlike with your uterine lining, this displaced tissue has no way to escape your body when it breaks down. This leads to pain, inflammation and fertility problems for many women who have endometriosis.

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      Endometriosis & Dating

      Endometriosis & Dating

        You’ve got the job, the home and the friends now it’s time to turn your attention to your love life. But having a condition like endometriosis can make finding a partner seem like an obstacle course. Not only does endo impact your day-to-day life, it also has an effect on your body confidence, sexuality and self-esteem. So how do you overcome all that to find love?

        If you have endometriosis, dating is probably the last thing on your mind. It’s important to take care of yourself, physically and mentally. But when you’re ready to get back into the swing of things, I’ve got some tips for making it easier to navigate your way through the dating landscape.

        Even if you have endometriosis, you can still find love. The condition won’t stop you from being attractive or a good partner, parent, friend or person (duh!).

        In fact, having endo is likely to make people even more attracted to you because of your strength of character and determination not to let it get in the way of living life to its fullest.

        Now that we’ve got that out of the way… how do we go about finding love? And how to navigate having a partner while having endometriosis? How can we combine these two and what about sex? We’ll talk all about it. And if you’ve more questions regarding dating & endometriosis, make sure to leave a comment with your question and I’ll answer it here!

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