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: PCOS

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

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 […]

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 […]