What is it?

it’s short for ENDOMETRIOSIS which is pronounced

en-doe-me-tree-oh-sis

it’s diseased tissue that resembles the tissue normally found in the uterus

it occurs when said tissue is displaced & causes deep infiltrating lesions that promote inflammation in places other than the uteruS, like the tubes, ovaries, bladder, rectum, etc

IT PERSISTS after surgical intervention[s], having a baby, hysterectomy or taking birth control of any kind

it’s MOST COMMONLY ASSOCIATED WITH EXCRUCIATING PAIN & chronic debilitating symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, migraines, painful intercourse, painful periods, bloat (endo belly), etc

IT’S A DISEASE THAT DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE & HAS BEEN KNOWN TO AFFECT ALL HUMANS, you too bro

IT takes on average 8-11 YEARS to be diagnosed IN THE MAJORITY OF WOMEN & this happens even when they present to their healthcare professionals with the classic symptoms of endo

it’s the leading cause of infertility in women, along with poly-cystic-ovarian syndrome

Endo is commonly found in the pelvic area which include the FEMALE reproductive organs;

  •           Vagina

  •           Uterus

  •           sacral ligaments

  •           Fallopian tubes

  •           Ovaries

Endo is also commonly found in other pelvic organs such as BUT NOT LIMITED TO;

  •           Peritoneum

  •           Bladder

  •           Ureters

  •           Intestines

  •           Rectum

Endo has been found and documented in OTHER areas;

  •           Lungs/diaphragm

  •           Trachea

  •           Sinuses

  •           Surgical scars

  •           Liver

  •           Kidneys

  •           Brain

it’s documented that endo has been found

in every organ except the spleen >>>

http://endometriosis.org/news/congress-highlights/asrm2015-endometriosis-may-infiltrate-the-entire-body/

please check out my research page for links to learn more about endo, and how it impacts our lives

check out my #endoexperienced friends here

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