Endometriosis: Pain and Symptom Tracking

Updated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.

Keeping track of pelvic pain, menstrual cramps, and other symptoms such as pain when you pass urine or when you have a bowel movement is important. Be sure to write […]

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Endometriosis: Frequently Asked Questions

Updated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.

Why do I need to have surgery and medicine for my endo? Endometriosis can only be diagnosed by laparoscopy. At the time of a laparoscopy, great care is taken to […]

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Endometriosis: General Information

Updated 23 November 2022 under Health Guides.

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis, pronounced, “end–o–me–tree–o–sis” can affect individuals born with female reproductive organs of all ages. It is an inflammatory condition that occurs when tissue similar to the inside […]

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I’m 17 years old and I have painful periods. Is this normal or do I have any type of disease?

Updated 22 January 2014 under Ask Us.

Mild discomfort during your period can be normal, but if your periods are so painful that you’re missing school as well as social events, and/or taking pain medication frequently to […]

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Menstrual Period: Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhea)

Updated 8 May 2022 under Health Guides.

It’s common for many girls to have mild pain with their periods a couple of days each month. However, if your pain is not relieved with over-the-counter pain medicine, and […]

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Endometriosis: A Guide for Friends, Siblings, and Significant Others

Updated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.

Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition that occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found outside its normal location. Common locations of endometrial implants include the ovaries, […]

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Endometriosis: Glossary of Terms

Updated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.

Active Hormone Pill: An oral contraceptive pill that contains estrogen, progesterone, or both. Add–Back Therapy: Hormonal therapy prescribed to help females with the side effects of a class of medicine […]

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Endometriosis: Nutrition and Exercise

Updated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.

If you’ve been diagnosed with endometriosis, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to feel better aside from taking medication. Appropriate nutrition and exercise play an […]

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Píldoras Anticonceptivas: Usos Médicos

Updated 22 June 2020 under Guías de la Salud.

Frecuentemente se receta la píldora anticonceptiva a adolescentes y mujeres jóvenes como tratamiento para períodos irregulares o ausentes, para dolores menstruales, acné, Síndrome Premenstrual, endometriosis, Insuficiencia Ovárica Primaria, y para […]

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