Nafarelin acetate is the generic name for “Synarel,” a medicine that is used to treat endometriosis. It is a type of gonatropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH agonist) medicine. GnRH agonist medicines […]Read more »
I took the Quiz on your page to find out if I have endometriosis and it came back that I have “one or more of the symptoms that can be caused by problems such as endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome, or lactose intolerance, or a sexually transmitted infection (STI).” I have no idea what to do because I’m on vacation right now. Can you help?Updated 20 August 2015 under Ask Us.
The first thing you should do is tell a parent or guardian that you have been having painful periods/and or pain. Mention that you took a quiz about pelvic pain and […]Read more »
I’m a lesbian and I’ve just been told that I might have endometriosis. My girlfriend is scared to have sex with me in case it makes things worse or she hurts me! Would it make a difference if I had sex?Updated 29 December 2014 under Ask Us.
Some woman may experience pain or “pressure” with sexual intercourse, but many do not. We recommend that you tell your partner that you will let her know if you are […]Read more »
If your gynecologist has prescribed Leuprolide acetate (Lupron Depot®) to treat your endometriosis, please read the following important information. Leuprolide acetate (3-month formulation) is an injection (shot) that is given […]Read more »
Leuprolide acetate (Lupron Depot®) is a type of gonadotropin–releasing hormone agonist (GnRH agonist) medicine. GnRH agonist medications help to lower pelvic pain caused by endometriosis. Add–back therapy is the addition […]Read more »
If you are unable to take estrogen or if you do not respond to combination (estrogen and progestin) pills, your gynecologist may prescribe progestin-only treatments such as Norethindrone (Nor-QD®, Camila®) […]Read more »
Do I need a pelvic exam before going on the oral contraceptive pill? No. Although it is important for people to have checkups as part of their general health care, […]Read more »
Taking the Pill continuously means that you will take one active pill (containing the female hormones estrogen and progestin) every day without a break. This will help keep the lining […]Read more »