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Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to that which lines the inside of your uterine wall grows outside of your uterus. This tissue, called endometrium, causes inflammation and sometimes scar tissue. Endometriosis can be extremely painful, and it’s more common than most people realize. Roughly . That’s about 176 million people worldwide.
People who have endometriosis often struggle with fertility, which can take an emotional toll of its own. The comforting news is that if you do have endometriosis, you have options. These blogs are great resources for learning about those options. Many are written by women going through the same thing. So, go ahead and dive in. You may find some comfort in knowing you’re not alone.
Michelle has lived with endometriosis for the past eight years. On her blog, she chronicles the ups and downs of living with endometriosis. One of her talks about the disease as an invisible illness. This means people often don’t understand what she is going through because she doesn’t “look sick.” There’s great insight here for anyone who has endometriosis and lives with all its ailments.
On her honest and heartfelt blog, Tracy shares what it’s like to have lived with chronic pain since she was 11, finally being diagnosed with endometriosis in her 20s. She hopes to use this blog to connect with other women who have the disease. The blog’s name is inspired by the yellow ribbon, which symbolizes endometriosis awareness. (She also carried sunflowers in her wedding bouquet.) Along with her personal stories, Tracy also updates her blog with the latest news stories about endometriosis. She features a host of guest bloggers.
Endometriosis Foundation of America’s Blog
This web portal is chock full of rich information for any woman who wants to learn everything she can about endometriosis. It includes interviews, information about events, and opinions on how endometriosis is covered in the mainstream media. Particularly interesting is the ENPOWR Project’s Endo EduKit, a one-of-a-kind educational program that aims to raise awareness about the disease. The program has impacted the lives of nearly 20,000 adolescents.
On endometriosis.org, readers are privy to an abundance of information and news about resources, support, and treatment. In a special treatment section, the author lays out endometriosis treatment starting at the first consultation through surgery and medication options. Readers can learn how each treatment works and see the various side effects as well.
Lisa was diagnosed with endometriosis during a routine surgery in 2014. One of her blog’s greatest strengths is the straightforward manner with which she explains exactly the causes, symptoms, and other issues surrounding endometriosis. She includes links for those who wish to dig deeper into specific points and topics associated with the disease. She also includes a section for people to share their stories, and a library for easy access to resources.
This beautifully designed site by London-based blogger Jessica offers news, support, and personal stories. She also presents a number of special-interest categories on endometriosis, including mentoring and homeopathic treatment. There are delicious recipes to try, shareable graphics and memes, and insights on the latest news relating to endometriosis.
Dr. Seckin’s Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain Blog
This blog from the Seckin Endometriosis Center in New York City offers a closer look at the services the center provides, as well as an in-depth look at the causes and symptoms of the disease. We highly recommend the symptoms section, which is exceptional. Symptoms are broken down by category such as pelvic pain, fibroids, and more, laying all the details out for women who want to know what to expect and how to be treated.
Endometriosis Australia’s Endo Blog
This site is a must for anyone who has the disease, whether you live Down Under or not! You can find general information about the disease, plus get access to the latest scholarly articles (and find out what they could mean for you). The blog also highlights the stories of “Endo Champions” — women who are working hard to raise awareness — and provides actionable and practical advice.
Endometriosis: My Life with You
Shireen Hand has lived with endometriosis since she was 12. What’s most endearing about the blog is her relatability and humor, which shines through immensely. In the “Endo-What!?” section, she talks you through the symptoms of the disease in an easy-to-understand manner. Elsewhere, she offers practical advice on how to eat and live well with the disease, and how to prioritize self-care.
This blog is a must-read for anyone who wants access to the latest and greatest research material about endometriosis. From fertility, to low birthweight, to IVF outcomes, the blog is a virtual encyclopedia of information. Much of the material is highly technical, but the authors do a wonderful job of summarizing in an easy-to-understand manner.
Endometriosis Association of Ireland’s Blog
This blog shines a light on women who have the disease and call the Emerald Isle home. Readers can check out profiles of women living with endometriosis, and also get up-to-date information on community meetings, coffee chats, or other events that foster relationships and connections in the endometriosis community. This blog is a great place to start if you live in Ireland and have just been diagnosed with endometriosis.
Peace with Endo
This blog’s primary focus is to bring peace to those who have endometriosis. Author Aubree Deimler recommends the latest homeopathic treatments for the pain and discomfort caused by endo. Readers can also opt to take some of her courses as well. She offers actionable tips and advice, and there’s even a podcast if you prefer to take the information on the go!