Endometriosis

Get advice and information about living with endometriosis, a chronic women's health condition, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

5 Myths About Endometriosis

Misinformation has surrounded endometriosis for years. Here are five facts you should know.

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What Women Should Know About Endometriosis

Approximately 30 to 40 percent of women with endometriosis are infertile, according to the Cleveland Clinic. However, many women with endometriosis can, and do, successfully get pregnant and have children. Other health conditions, such as polycystic ...

By Eileen Bailey

Breakthrough Treatment for Endometriosis: Melatonin

If you see a woman doubled over in pain, she may have endometriosis. This silent inflictor of pain affects millions of women worldwide and accounts for many lives spiraling into an abyss. The basic pathology behind all this pain involves tiny islands ...

By Christina Lasich, MD

5 Gynecological Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

Do not ignore your painful periods, it may be signs of more severe problems.

By Merely Me

5 Causes for Painful Sex

Most of us think of sex as an experience that should be physically and emotionally pleasurable. But what happens when sex hurts? According to some reports as many as many as 16% of women experience painful intercourse in their lifetime. In some cases ...

By Merely Me

Endometriosis and Infertility

After being told I might have endometriosis the doctor placed me on continuous birth control pills. The thought was that using the birth control that way would prevent the endometriosis from taking over. Since a laparoscopy is the only definitive way ...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

My Endo: The Early Signs

My endometriosis wasn’t always THIS bad. In fact, my very first period at 12 wasn’t painful at all… more of a surprise actually It continued with that painless trend until I was about 16 when I began an episode of menstrual bleeding that lasted appro...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Endometriosis: The Basics

I have endometriosis. Recently the pain has become so severe that I have scheduled a hysterectomy. Due to the aggressive nature of my endometriosis they will have to remove my ovaries as well. This blog is my outlet to tell my own story and hopefully ...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Meet the Experts

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Health Professional

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of Childbirth.org, and author.

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

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