Many women living with endometriosis do not even realize that they have it. Sexual health can be a bit of a touchy topic that leaves many women feeling embarrassed about their body, but there is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, and speaking up will only help to improve both the quality and longevity of your life. » Read more about: 10 Symptoms of Endometriosis You Should Know »
National and Worldwide Endometriosis Awareness Month is upon us, so it’s the perfect time to separate some of the lingering myths about this chronic condition from the facts, especially for young women.
Maybe you have not been diagnosed with this condition, but you experience severe and debilitating pain during your menstrual cycle or during intercourse. You may think this is just normal and how all women feel, so your first reaction is to tough it out. » Read more about: Old Myths About Endometriosis Are Finally Being Dispelled »
Endometriosis is a much more prevalent issue than many people might think. In fact, fewer than 1/3 of women know what endometriosis is, despite it affecting approximately one out of every ten women in the United States.
Endometriosis occurs when uterine tissue begins to grow outside of the uterus. Because this tissue responds to a woman’s menstrual cycle, symptoms can be confused with period pain. Since the tissue has no way of leaving the body, lesions, » Read more about: Could My Infertility be Caused by Endometriosis? »
What is Endometriosis?
Especially common among women in their 30s and 40s, endometriosis occurs when the lining of the uterus grows on ovaries, bowel, rectum, bladder, or pelvic area. These cells tend to grow and bleed as your hormones fluctuate, which is why symptoms may become worse during menstruation. » Read more about: Could Your Pelvic Pain be Endometriosis? »
Each month, your body goes through a cycle. During that cycle, it prepares itself for having baby. That includes building up the uterine lining for implantation. For most women, the lining is built up and shed during their period each month as normal. For some women, the cells that build up normally within the uterus build up within the body cavity outside of the uterus. This is called endometriosis. The women who suffer deal with a number of problems like irregular bleeding, » Read more about: Questions to Ask Your Doctor if You Have Endometriosis »