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Myths about endometriosis can spread unfounded fear and cause delays in diagnosis and treatment.

Reviewed by Lori McNeal, M.D. | Gynecology

The Basics
Symptoms and Diagnosis
Treatment
Living with Endometriosis

The Basics

The Facts About Endometriosis

Knowing the basics of this commonly overlooked disease can empower more women to seek treatment.

One woman in 10 is affected by endometriosis—physically, psychologically and sexually.

When medicine excludes the LGBTQIA+ community, trans people get hurt.

While it doesn't automatically mean infertility, endometriosis may require immediate attention.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Endometriosis

Understanding your symptoms is the first step to getting diagnosed with endometriosis.

One in 10 women has endometriosis. I was one. Here’s how I found someone to listen and help.

Pelvic pain is common, but before you receive proper treatment, know what’s causing it.

Management techniques can make endometriosis bearable and reduce the severity of its symptoms.

Treatment

Treatment of Endometriosis

The causes of endometriosis are still relatively unknown, but helpful treatments are available.

Every woman with endometriosis has a unique experience. These tips help me cope with mine.

Endometriosis surgery is invasive, but technological advancements could end your daily pain.

Pain from endometriosis can be unbearable and hard to treat. Massage therapy may help.

Living with Endometriosis

Living With Endometriosis

You can live with endometriosis and thrive, even though its root causes aren't known.

Here's how couples can navigate endometriosis together.

Many BIPOC face an ongoing struggle to get diagnosed.

Painful sex isn't the end of intimacy—you just need a new approach.