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 […]

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Endometriosis: College Planning

Updated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.

Planning for college is a time filled with challenges and excitement. College life opens the door to personal growth and independence. It can be difficult, since you may be making […]

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Endometriosis: Coping with Pain

Updated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.

Even though everyone experiences pain differently, it can be helpful to think of your pain in two ways: the physical pain you have, and how your pain impacts your life. […]

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Endometriosis: Leuprolide Acetate Instructions

Updated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.

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 […]

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Endometriosis: Leuprolide Acetate With Add–Back

Updated 29 August 2022 under Health Guides.

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 […]

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Endometriosis: Progesterone-Only Treatment

Updated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.

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®) […]

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Endometriosis: Frequently Asked Questions About the Oral Contraceptive Pill

Updated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.

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, […]

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Endometriosis: How To Take Continuous Oral Contraceptive Pills

Updated 21 August 2020 under Health Guides.

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 […]

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Endometriosis: Continuous Hormonal Pills (OCPs)

Updated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.

Combination hormonal treatment is very effective for treating endometriosis. Hormonal treatment doesn’t “cure” endometriosis, but it may help with controlling pain by stopping your periods and preventing endometriosis from getting […]

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Endometriosis: Hormonal Treatment Overview

Updated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.

There is no surgical cure for endometriosis, and if it is untreated it can grow, causing pain and possibly lowering your changes of pregnancy in the future. This is why […]

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