Endometriosis Awareness Month: Fact #10

"Low back pain is a very common symptom of endometriosis.   It often is caused by endo on the uterosacral ligaments."

Today’s endometriosis fact brought to you by: Centre for Endometriosis Care

Endometriosis Awareness Month: Fact #9

"Italian researchers found women with endometriosis…were twice as likely as other women to suffer from migraines."

Today’s endometriosis fact brought to you by: Web MD

Endometriosis Awareness Month: Fact #8

"Luteinized Unruptured Follicle (LUF) Syndrome occurs in significant frequency in women with Endometriosis. Basically, LUF syndrome causes the woman to seem like she has ovulated (according to blood hormones) but the egg actually was never released from the follicle on the ovary. When this happens, progesterone levels in the peritoneal fluid (mentioned above) does not rise. Progesterone levels in the peritoneal fluid partially serve to destroy ‘endometrial’ cells that are present in this abdominal fluid, so, when the levels of peritoneal progesterone are low or absent, the ‘endometrial’ cells live, find residence on surrounding tissues (bowels, ovaries, etc), and become ‘Endometriosis’.”

Today’s fact brought to you by: Dr. Spence Pentland

Endometriosis Awareness Month: Fact #7

Less common symptoms of endometriosis may include:

  • discomfort when urinating
  • bleeding from the rectum
  • bowel blockage (if the endometriosis tissue is in the intestines)
  • coughing blood (if the endometriosis tissue is in the lung)

Today’s endometriosis fact brought to you by: NHS Choices

Endometriosis Awareness Month: Fact #6

Patches of endometrial tissue may be found:

  • around the ovaries
  • around the fallopian tubes
  • on the outside of the womb
  • in the area between the rectum (back passage) and womb
  • in the bowel
  • on the bladder
  • in the vagina
  • in the rectum
  • in the muscle layer of the wall of the womb
  • in scars from previous operations
  • in rare cases, in the skin, eyes, spine, lungs or brain

Yesterday’s endometriosis fact brought to you by: NHS Choices

Endometriosis Awareness Month: Fact #5

"It is suspected that between 10 to 20 percent of women of reproductive age have the disease."

Today’s endometriosis fact brought to you by: Endo-Resolved

Endometriosis Awareness Month: Fact #4

"A hysterectomy is not the cure for endometriosis, but it can make a difference for some women."

Yesterday’s endometriosis fact brought to you by: American Pregnancy Association

Endometriosis Awareness Month: Fact #3

"Most women who are diagnosed with endometriosis are between 25 and 35 years of age. Women may have symptoms for years before a definitive diagnosis is made."

Today’s fact brought to you by: emedicinehealth.com

Endometriosis Awareness Month: Fact #2

Endometriosis presents many of the same symptoms as other gynecological diseases including pelvic inflammatory disease; benign or malignant ovarian tumors; other pelvic tumors; pathological conditions of the bowel, rectum, bladder, ureter or other urinary organs; pelvic congestion syndrome and even chronic urinary tract infection.

Today’s fact brought to you by: bioscience.org

Endometriosis Awareness Month: Fact #1

"The estimated mean annual societal cost of endometriosis was $5200 per patient, with lost  productivity and lost leisure time costs accounting for 78%.  Extrapolating these figures yields an estimated total annual cost to Canadian society of $1.8 billion attributable to surgically confirmed endometriosis in Canada.”

Today’s endometriosis fact brought to you by this interesting abstract.