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What should you eat if you have endometriosis?

What should you eat if you have endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue resembling the uterus lining grows outside of the uterus, causing painful symptoms. Following a specific diet may help to reduce symptoms, though more research is needed. Avoiding foods and drinks that cause inflammation and increase estrogen production may help to tackle the painful symptoms of endometriosis. In this article, […]

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Can endometriosis cause leg pain?

Can endometriosis cause leg pain?

Many people with endometriosis experience painful, heavy periods and pelvic pain. Sometimes, endometriosis growths can impact the nerves surrounding the pelvis, which can cause pain in the legs, hips, and buttocks. Experts have only recently begun to recognize how widespread leg pain may be in people with endometriosis. A 2016 study reports that as many […]

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Can endometriosis make you tired all the time?

Can endometriosis make you tired all the time?

Little formal research has looked into a direct link between endometriosis and fatigue, but there are several reasons why endometriosis can make a person feel tired all the time. The condition occurs when tissue resembling the lining of the uterus grows elsewhere in the body. When this endometrial tissue is present outside the uterus, a […]

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Can endometriosis cause bladder pain?

Can endometriosis cause bladder pain?

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue resembling the uterus lining grows outside the uterus, such as on the ovaries or fallopian tubes. With bladder endometriosis, this tissue grows inside or on the surface of the bladder. Bladder endometriosis is a rare form of the condition that can cause severe discomfort. When it forms only on […]

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What is cervical endometriosis?

What is cervical endometriosis?

Endometriosis is when cells similar to the cells of the uterus lining develop elsewhere in the body. These growths often form on the ovaries or fallopian tubes. Endometriosis of the cervix is rare. Many people do not realize that they have cervical endometriosis because it usually causes no symptoms. In this article, we look at […]

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How to prevent endometriosis pain during sex

How to prevent endometriosis pain during sex

Endometriosis occurs when cells that resemble the uterus lining grow elsewhere in the body, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or bowel. Sometimes, these growths can get in the way during sex, which can be painful. Symptoms of endometriosis include heavy menstrual bleeding, painful periods, and sometimes, pain during sex. Dyspareunia is the medical term for […]

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What to know about diaphragmatic endometriosis

What to know about diaphragmatic endometriosis

Diaphragmatic endometriosis is a rare form of endometriosis where tissue that resembles the uterus lining grows on the diaphragm. The diaphragm is the dome-shaped sheet of skeletal muscle that separates the abdomen from the chest and allows a person to breathe. When endometriosis affects the diaphragm, symptoms may include chest, shoulder, and neck pain. In […]

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Treating endometriosis symptoms at home

Treating endometriosis symptoms at home

Endometriosis can cause painful periods, cramps, and heavy menstrual bleeding. Home remedies can provide relief by controlling inflammation, relaxing the muscles, and improving overall health. Endometriosis occurs when tissue that resembles the uterus lining grows elsewhere in the body. The tissue is called endometrial tissue. It may, for example, develop on the fallopian tubes, ovaries, […]

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What to know about adenomyosis

What to know about adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is a condition where the cells of the uterine lining grow into the muscular wall of the uterus. Adenomyosis is similar to endometriosis and can cause similar symptoms or no symptoms at all. Adenomyosis is a relatively widespread condition. The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK estimate that 1 in 10 women have […]