My Laparoscopy: One Year On

This time last year I was anxiously sitting on a hospital bed waiting for my laparoscopy, although I didn’t realise just how long I’d be waiting. I arrived at 7:30am ready to be admitted, put on my hospital gown, compression socks and hospital underwear and waited in my bed on the ward. Throughout the morning […]

The Endo Diet

The effect that your diet can have on endometriosis is a commonly discussed topic, and everyone has their own opinions on it. Bring up the topic and you’ll find people suggest a whole host of different things to try that will help with your endometriosis symptoms. One of the most common questions that I get […]

What I wish I could tell my friends

Don’t get me wrong, I have some really supportive friends who are really understanding about my endometriosis, and who really want to learn more about it. But, there are still things that I wish I could say to them that I just don’t feel able to. This is not because of anything they have said […]

Common Accompanying Illnesses: Vulvodynia

Over the next couple of blog posts I will be discussing someof the other illnesses that can commonly affect people with endometriosis.Please note that you do not have to have endometriosis to suffer from any ofthese conditions, and this list is not exhaustive. There are many otherconditions that can be experienced alongside endometriosis, however I […]

Mendometriosis

Todays blog post is discussing endometriosis and how it affects men. It obviously affects men whose partner has been diagnosed with it. But did you know that men can have endometriosis too? That’s your fun fact forthe day. Men with endometriosis fall into two categories. They are either men who were born in a female […]

Pain Relief

I’m sure that all of you are no stranger to pain relief. In fact, you’re probably more versed in it than your average first year med student! Through my instagram account and attending support groups, I have learnt about many different forms of medication, alongside those my doctor has informed me of. CBD  – this […]

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: 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 […]