Posts Tagged ‘Endometriosis Awareness’

Endometriosis Awareness Month

March 1, 2021

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.

Endometriosis is a chronic & painful gynecological medical.condition . It occurs when endometrial, the tissue that grows inside the uterus, grows outside of the uterus, anywhere in the human body.

In most cases women with Endometriosis the endometrial cells are located within the abdominal area including bladder, bowel, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, etc. Unfortunately it can be found elsewhere in the body including musculature, and other organs including at worst the heart, lungs, or brain. Fortunately endometriosis occurs only on those last three locations on a very very rare occasion.

Examplesof Endo Symptoms

Typical symptoms of Endometriosis include, but not limited to

  • Painful Menstruation
  • Excessive Bleeding During Menstruation,
  • Shortened or Irregular Menstrual Cycles
  • Back Pain
  • Painful Sex
  • Infertility
  • Painfull Urination especially during one’s period
  • Painful bowel movements especially during one’s period
  • Sensation that your insides are being pulled down lower in the abdomen
  • Fatigue
  • IBS either constipation, diarrhea or both
  • Spotting or bleeding between in typical menstral cycle
  • Nausea and vomiting,
  • Pelvic pain

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but these are the highlights of a woman with “typical” endometriosis..

Check ibacklater to see my posts concerning treatment, my atypical endometriosis.and my experiences with treatments.

Endo Info March 1

March 1, 2012

The most noticeable and typical symptom of Endometriosis is pain, specifically pelvic pain. The most common time to expect pain is before and during periods, as well as during sex. Some may confuse this with PMS, which presents as abdominal and/or pelvic pain. The discomfort from PMS is typically treated simply with ibuprofen, or up to Xtra Strength Tylenol. Pain from endo tends to be more acute than with PMS and can not be treated as easily with OTC meds. Additionally PMS occurs solely before the menstrual bleed, while endo pain can present before, during, after the cycle and atypically at any time during the cycle. If you have pain like this, check out the additional symptoms and possibly see your doctor. Most Endo Info tomorrow.

Endometriosis Awareness Month

March 1, 2012

Did you know that March is Endometriosis Awareness Month? We have a whole month to share the knowledge and let people know about it. What can you do?

 

Possible ideas:
* Casual Fridays donated to the Endometriosis Association or local research facility; here in Toronto it would be Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
* Wear your yellow ribbon that says Endometriosis Awareness
* Join the Endometriosis Association
* Spread the word. Talk about it. Let other women know. 

What are you doing? What other ideas do you have?