March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, bringing greater visibility to this misunderstood - but common - disease affecting around 200 million women, girls and gender diverse people worldwide.
Endometriosis is caused when tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other parts of the body. Common symptoms include severe pelvic pain that can put life on hold around or during a person’s period. Other symptoms can vary widely from person to person, which is why delays in diagnosis are unfortunately common, leading many people to suffer in silent pain with no clear treatment plan.
When dealing with ongoing endometriosis and pelvic pain, it’s crucial to note that different things work for different people, but here are some things you can try:
If you’re experiencing severe pelvic pain and think there’s a chance you have endometriosis, the first thing you should do is arm yourself with the facts, and talk to your doctor about diagnosis and treatment options.
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