Endometriosis

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

How to Explain Endometriosis to Your Partner

Explaining endometriosis, a chronic pain condition of a woman’s reproductive system, to your partner can be daunting. Learn how one woman did it and get her three main tips for starting the conversation.

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How Stigma Is Preventing Women From Seeking Endometriosis Help

A taboo still exists for women who experience endometriosis, which causes chronic pelvic issues, painful periods and sex, infertility, and intestinal problems.

By Diane Domina

5 Things To Know Before Hysterectomy to Treat Endometriosis

When your endometriosis symptoms are severe, you may look to hysterectomy when nothing else has worked. Here’s what you should consider before making your final decision.

By Julie Ryan

Endometriosis and Birth Control: My Experience

When Julie found out she had endometriosis, she tried different hormonal birth control options to lessen symptoms and pain. Here’s what worked for her.

By Julie Ryan

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Endometriosis

Have you been diagnosed with this chronic pain condition? Here are some key questions and answers to help get the conversation started with your doctor.

By Eileen Bailey

Julianne Hough Speaks Up About Living With Endometriosis

Julianne Hough of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ speaks out about overcoming the pain of endometriosis, a condition that affects 1 in 10 women.

By Lara DeSanto

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

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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