Endometriosis and Mental Health

This has been quite a difficult post for me to write,because it is a topic that I am so passionate about and have so much to say. But,I didn’t want to make it a long waffling post, as my endocation blogs weremeant to be short, concise, informative pieces. As there is so much informationto share …

10 Things Not To Say To Someone With Endometriosis

But you don’t look sick. *insert eyeroll here*  Of course I don’t look sick, that’s why it’s called an invisible illness, I’m also clearly a fantastic actress – because I manage to hide how much endo affects my life almost every single day. As your parents probably told you when you were younger, don't judge …

Stages of Endometriosis

The stages of endometriosis are typically classified by the location, amount, depth and size of the endometrial tissue – but the stage does not necessarily directly correlate to the levels of pain experienced, risk of infertility or the symptoms presents. Stage I – this is described as minimal endometriosis with isolated implants and no significant …

Endo Myths: Fertility

Words that usually go hand in hand, endometriosis andinfertility, much to the concern of many of us.  I’m not here to tell you that this is or isn’t the case, as there are many individual factors that need to be taken into account. Location, quantity and severity of endometriosis found areall elements that can help …

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 …