Fight for your fanny
Fight for your fanny
What even is Endometriosis?
"Endometriosis is a systematic inflammatory disease characterised by the presence of endometrial-like tissue found in extrauterine sites" ( Kennedy S. et al., 2005; Klemmt et al., 2018; Saunders et al., 2021).
What Causes Endometriosis?
With very little funding and lack of education and knowledge there are still a lot of uncertainties and misinformation surrounding Endometriosis, the cause being one of them.
What is the cure?
What are the Symptoms of Endometriosis?
Where Can Endometriosis be found?
"The disease may present at an early age and typically develops on the pelvic structures including the rectovaginal cul de sac, peritoneum, bladder, bowels, intestines, ovaries and fallopian tubes. However, Endometriosis is also often diagnosed in areas outside the reproductive organs i.e., diaphragm and lungs, where it can induce Catamenial Pneumothorax - (Thoracic Endometriosis).
“Pelvic endometriosis” is traditionally defined as lesions of the tubes, ovaries and local peritoneum; “extrapelvic disease” is wide-ranging and refers to that found elsewhere – including the spleen, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, pulmonary system, extremities, skin, central nervous system and beyond." - Extract from https://centerforendo.com/endometriosis-understanding-a-complex-diseas
How do you receive a diagnosis of Endometriosis?
What is the Laparoscopy Surgery?
I tend to avoid using the Uterus image as a representation of Endometriosis as it is not a menstrual disease however, this was my first image specifically drawn for this website when it first launched by the very talented mega babe - @Trutherus
Bulun, S. E., Monsavais, D., Pavone, M. E., Dyson, M., Xue, Q., Attar, E., Tokunaga, H., & Su, E. J. (2012). Role of Estrogen Receptor-B in Endometriosis. Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, 30(1), 39-45. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0031-1299596
Guidone, H. C. (2020). The Womb Wanders Not: Enhancing Endometriosis Education in a Culture of Menstrual Misinformation. In: Bobel, C., Winkler, I. T., Fahs, B., Hasson, K. A., Kissling, E. A., Roberts, T. A. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstruation Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0614-7_22
Medically reviewed by Valinda Riggins Nwadike, MD, MPH — Written by Abdul Wadood Mohamed— Updated on July 2, 2019