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A comprehensive library of articles about all aspects of learning about and coping with endometriosis


Interstitial cystitis
31 July 2012

John Dulemba MD explains that interstitial cystitis is part of an immune system dysfunction that allows the protective coating of the bladder to be denuded in small areas. Diagnosis and treatment options are explained in this comprehensive article.

Painful intercourse
6 January 2012

Painful intercourse – painful sex – is common with endometriosis. This article provides suggestions of how to make sex possible for those with dyspareunia.

Talking with your doctor
8 August 2011

Helpful advice on how to prepare and communicate effectively with your physician to decide on your treatment for endometriosis.

Finding an endometriosis specialist
23 June 2011

Tips on how to find a specialist in endometriosis and what to bear in mind when choosing your physician.

Tips for dealing with side effects associated with drug treatments
22 June 2011

Dealing with side effects of drugs for endometriosis that put women into an artificial menopause. How to combat hot flushes, etc, due to Lupron, Zoladex and other GnRH analogues.

Communications: one way to understand endometriosis
22 June 2011

John Blondin talks about the difficulties of dealing with endometriosis in a relationshiphip and how communication is key!

When others don’t understand
27 April 2011

Endometriosis can be difficult to understand for partners, friends, family, colleagues. This article explains long-term effect of endometriosis and how partners/family can be supportive.

Coping with endometriosis
27 March 2011

Coping with endometriosis can be difficult for a woman, but it also affects her family/partner, and is frustrating for the doctor who cannot “heal”. Learning to cope with endometriosis starts with this article.

Post surgery ailments
28 February 2011

A practical guide to ailments after endometriosis surgery/laparoscopy and tips on how to manage these.

How to survive a bowel preparation
15 January 2011

In many instances, a complete “bowel prep” the night before surgery is required for endometriosis surgery. This article contains ten tips for how to survive a bowel prep, and provides post-surgery advice.

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