Endometriosis is a hard thing to navigate. There is no cure, and it looks different on every women. However, there are resources out there that help you identify signs of Endometriosis, foods and environments that my cause flare ups, and things that will help relieve pain.
Endometriosis Organizations and Online Resources
For support, classes, information, and resources surrounding Endometriosis the following websites are great places to start:
- Endofound.org – Endo Foundation of America is a starting point for getting help information about what Endometriosis is, along with, help tips and events on their blog.
- EndoNews.com – EndoNews is a great site for getting information about studies, new medicines and medical advancements in the area of Endometriosis.
- MeInEndo.com – MeInEndo is a prefect for those trying to figure out if they have Endometriosis. They offer a checklist that will help with your discussion with your doctor, along with, symptoms tracker to help with identifying things that may be triggering flare ups.
- EndometriosisNews.com – Endometriosis News is a like a New York Times for Endo Girls. It offers a will rounded array of articles and columns about the disorder. Discussing medicine, lifestyle, helpful technology and more.
- EndoWarriorsSupport.com – This is a great resource if you are looking to connect with other women with Endometriosis. They have discussion boards and an opportunity to sign-up for a Endo Buddy to help you along your journey.
- EndometriosisFoundation.org – The World Endometriosis Research Foundation facilitates research studies surrounding Endometriosis, and offers updates for more then 30 countries around the World.
- Endometriosis.org – Endometriosis.org is a global platform that links stakeholders together for the unified purpose for preventing pelvic pain for women. They keep an up-to-date World-Wide Congress schedule surrounding gynecology and reproductive medicine.
Research has shown that women experience 3-11 years of pain before being diagnosed with Endometriosis. This is partly due to Endometriosis being label as the “silent illness”. This only way that it can be identified is by having a Laparoscopy, which is often the last thing a doctor will do to treat a women’s pain. If you know that you could possibly have Endometriosis, it would be a good idea to visit a specialist. The following are specialist in the area of Endometriosis:
- Seckin Endometriosis Center (New York, NY)
- Endometriosis Research Center (Del Ray Beach, FL)
- Mercy Center for Women’s Health (Baltimore, MD)
- Howard University Hospital – Obstetrics and Gynecology (Washington, DC)
- Nezhat Medical Center (Atlanta, GA)
For more information about the doctors at these facilities, visit The Endo List.