Hello, my little sister was recently diagnosed with endometriosis. She also has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and nonverbal, which it difficult for her to express her feelings. Do you have any suggestions on how I can help her with her new diagnosis of endo?Updated 8 May 2023 under Ask Us.
Thank you so much for this question! We know that endometriosis can affect anyone born with a uterus, so it’s important to recognize how this diagnosis can be experienced and […]Read more »
Endometriosis runs in my family and my mom thinks I have it. I have really painful periods, but on my periods I have a lot of back pain to the point where it makes me cry and not want to walk. Is that normal?Updated 24 February 2023 under Ask Us.
Thank you for asking such an important question, especially since next month (March) is endometriosis awareness month! Did you know that 1 in 10 people born with female reproductive organs […]Read more »
Everyone has experienced physical pain at least once in their life, it doesn’t always feel good, but knowing how to manage it can make all the difference. Unfortunately, the challenging […]Read more »
Is it possible to have endometriosis if you’re not sexually active? Is it safe to take birth control pills for endometriosis, if I am not sexually active?Updated 29 June 2021 under Ask Us.
Endometriosis can affect any young woman, regardless of whether or not they are sexually active. Unfortunately, researchers aren’t sure what causes endometriosis, although we do know it’s more common in […]Read more »
El tratamiento hormonal combinado es muy eficaz para el tratamiento de la endometriosis. El tratamiento hormonal no “cura” la endometriosis, pero puede ayudar a controlar el dolor al detener los […]Read more »
While it is normal for some girls to have cramps during the first few days of their period, “very painful periods” are not. If your pain prevents you from going […]Read more »
It’s common for many girls to have mild pain with their periods a couple of days each month because the uterus tightens and relaxes to move the blood out. Some […]Read more »
How do I know when to go to the ER when having period cramps? My lower back and legs are in pain, and my entire pelvic area is throbbing in pain. I can barely stand up.Updated 23 August 2016 under Ask Us.
It is normal to have mild cramps or no cramps during your period but it is not normal to have the pain that you describe. Cramps should not limit your […]Read more »