I’m having period cramps and it really, really hurts. What are the best tips?

Updated 9 July 2022 under Ask Us.

This is such an important question! Menstrual periods may be light and easy for some people, but for others, they may be heavy and/or accompanied by painful cramps. We’re sorry […]

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Endometriosis: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Unit

Updated 1 June 2022 under Health Guides.

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 […]

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I was referred to a gynecologist because I have a dermoid cyst, but I can’t get an appointment for six weeks. Yesterday, I began experiencing nausea and really sharp pains on my side (where the cyst is), is this normal?

Updated 4 March 2022 under Ask Us.

Great question, thank you for sharing! A dermoid cyst is a common type of benign growth that develops on the ovary. They are usually harmless and unlike other cysts, they […]

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Vulvodynia

Updated 23 August 2022 under Health Guides.

What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is pain or discomfort when the area around the vaginal opening (vestibule) is touched, particularly when pressure is applied such as after trying to insert a […]

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TMJ Disorders

Updated 22 August 2021 under Health Guides.

What is TMJ? TMJ is short for temporomandibular (tem-pour-o-man-dib-u-lar) joint (disorders/conditions). The TMJ connects the “mandible” (the lower jaw) to the temporal bone (located on either side of your face […]

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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 21 August 2020 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 21 August 2020 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: Pain and Symptom Tracking

Updated 21 August 2020 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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