Endo Myths: Cures

After I had my surgery, so many people thought that was the end of it. I didn’t have endometriosis anymore, it was gone and I would be fine. I wouldn’t experience these symptoms, and I wouldn’t be so flaky when it comes to social commitments. How wrong were they?! A common assumption about endometriosis is [...]

Endo Myths: Pain

One of the most widely discussed symptoms of endometriosisis pain, but does that mean that if you don’t have pain then you can’t have endometriosis? Not at all, but it is a very common misconception. There are online support groups set up on platforms such as facebook, where people share their experiences and I believe [...]

Endo Myths: Age

One of the most damaging myths when it comes toendometriosis, in my opinion, is that you have to be a certain age to have it.Going to doctors and telling them about your symptoms should not be met withthe response “you’re too young to have that”, because that’s just not true. Ifyou have periods, then you [...]

Endo Myths: Treatment

When it comes to treating endometriosis, there are a number of options that can be offered. There are many factors involved in the process of deciding which treatment is the right choice. The age of the patient can often be one of the biggest factors in deciding the treatment path. For a younger patient without [...]

Endo Myths: Diagnosis

Have you had a diagnosis of endometriosis yet? If yes, then you probably know how difficult it can be to get one. There are exceptions to this of course, but on average it takes seven and a half years to get a diagnosis. There’s only really one myth when it comes to diagnosis, and that [...]

Endo Myths: Causes

A quick internet search will show you that doctors aren’t exactly sure what causes endometriosis, but throughout history there have been a number of theories. I’d like to start by saying that some of the theories I’ll be discussing are historical myths, and others are from the current school of thought. The first myth I’ll [...]

Glossary of Commonly Used Terms

When I first heard of endometriosis, and started doing my own research into it there were a lot of terms or abbreviations that I just didn’t understand. Today’s blog, aims to provide you with a glossary of terms, that you can hopefully refer back to when reading something that you don’t understand. I also found [...]

What is Endometriosis?

We’re going to start at the very beginning here, with the most googled women’s health question of 2018, what exactly is Endometriosis? How does it affect us? And more importantly, why does it affect some of us? Back to basics – endometriosis is where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found outside [...]

Introduction to Endocation

Hello! Welcome to my first blog in this series, that I’ve titled Endocation. Around Christmas time I’d been trying to work out what to do for Endometriosis awareness month, when I saw a lot of vloggers doing Vlogmas. This gave me the idea for doing something every day, but (if you follow me on Instagram [...]