Thei Udayan

Co-Founder @ Grow With the Flow Coach
It is considered one of the 20 most painful conditions in the world!

𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵!⁣

This is probably one of the most misunderstood conditions for both medical experts as well as the person who has it.⁣

It’s debilitating, frustrating, and really affects the quality of life for those who have it. ⁣

1 in 10 women have endometriosis and it takes an average of 7 years to diagnose. 7 years!!!⁣

Let’s just clear up some misconceptions (and there are many) around endometriosis so that the failure of proper treatment and research is not a sad reoccurrence.⁣

1. It is not a “menstrual issue”, people without a uterus or those who don’t have periods can still have endometriosis. Hence menopausal women can still have it and hysterectomies do not mean you’ve cleared endo. ⁣

2. The archaic hypothesis that retrograde periods are the cause of endo needs to stop. ⁣

3. Endo can be mistaken for other conditions that can cause pelvic pain, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ovarian cysts, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), dysmenorrhea etc, as the symptoms are similar, hence the delay in diagnosis. 50% of people that were referred with bowel issues to a gastroenterologist actually had endometriosis and not bowel issues.⁣

4. The tissue growing outside the uterus is “endometrial-like tissue”, it not the exact same tissue. So by treating it the same just cause women with endo more pain and frustration. Women with endo don’t only experience the symptoms when menstruating, it can be any time during the cycle. Which is why the pill or getting pregnant is such BS cures. ⁣

If you or your daughters (finding it at a young age to prevent it from growing) have painful periods, have to stay curled up on the couch in pain, taking multiple painkillers for the pain, have to miss social events or just daily life tasks, THIS IS NOT NORMAL, this is not just “part of being a women”, please get checked out my an actual specialist and not a GP. ⁣

What misconceptions frustrate you around endometriosis? ⁣

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