Endometriosis resources including support groups, self-help books, articles, coping, and a glossary

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!

Endometriosis: Current management and future trends
10 May 2011

In “Endometriosis: current management and future trends” Juan Garcia-Velasco and Botros Rizk have assembled an exceptional collection of papers from eminent sources – a veritable who’s who of endometriosis publications.

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.

Psychology and endometriosis
15 January 2011

by Vicki O’Donnell, psychologist Illustrations by Jane Berstein Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. These two are closely linked, because what we think, feel and believe influences how we behave. Within the traditional “biomedical” approach to health and illness, psychology had a very small role to play. This approach viewed mind and body […]

Bowel symptoms
15 January 2011

by Ros Wood Bowel symptoms are a common but often unrecognised consequence of endometriosis, especially chronic and recurrent endometriosis. Nobody knows exactly what proportion of women with endometriosis have bowel symptoms; it could be five percent, thirty percent, or anywhere in between. However, we are fairly sure that a relatively large proportion of our members […]

Laparoscopy: before and after tips
15 January 2011

A comprehensive overview of laparoscopy, how to prepare for endometriosis surgery, and how to recover afterwards. Written by women, who have been there before!

Aromatase in endometriosis
15 January 2011

Aromatase inhibitors are an emerging treatment in women with endometriosis, who do not respond to current hormonal treatments to temper the disease. Professor Serdar Bulun explains how they work.

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