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Endometriosis: Beyond the lesions

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  By Jandra Mueller   In our second post of our series covering the Third World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain, I will cover the lecture titled Endometriosis-associated pain, why should we consider the central nervous system? If you missed our first post, click here.     This year at the annual meeting of the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) …

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THINKING OUTSIDE THE GUT: Could Endometriosis be the culprit behind your Constipation or Bloating?

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By Iris Kerin Orbuch, MD   Did you know that Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are as common as gynecological symptoms in women with endometriosis? Do you suffer from bloating and/or constipation? Endometriosis may be the cause of your bloating and/or constipation. Over 90% of women diagnosed with endometriosis actually present with GI symptoms as their initial symptoms. Before we delve into why …

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Period Drama: Endometriosis Diagnosis and Treatment

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  By Stephanie Prendergast   Severe menstrual pain is not normal. If you experience severe pain during your period it is possible you are suffering from an underdiagnosed disease called Endometriosis.   Endometrial tissue lines the uterus. In response to hormonal influences, the endometrium of a healthy uterus thickens and then sheds through the cervix, through the vagina and out …

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Dairy and Pelvic Pain

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast1 Comment

By guest blogger Jordan Hoffman  Stephanie here: In the late summer and early fall of last year I began experiencing increasingly painful periods. I was bleeding very heavily, taking up to 12 Advil per day without relief, and was very concerned about what was happening in my reproductive tract. Our LA clinic opened in May and therefore I didn’t have a …