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 »
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 […]Read more »