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Have you seen this commercial floating around your TV...Image result for speakendo commercial

and still have no idea what they're talking about? 

Endometriosis is when when tissue starts growing outside of your uterus. This growth can cause extreme pain and inflammation in women. 

Endo Fact:  Endometriosis affects an estimated 1 in 10 women during their reproductive years

The most common symptoms of endometriosis are:

  • Extreme pain during periods
  • Pain in between periods
  • Irregular periods
  • Pain during sex

Other symptoms include:

  • Pain when using the bathroom (both urination and bowel movements)
  • Constipation
  • Nausea 
  • Cramping
  • Infertility 
  • Feeling faint 
  • Exhaustion 

What causes Endometriosis? The cause is unknown, but there are many theories to its origin. 

So, how can you treat it?

Endo Myth: You can't treat endometriosis and you should just ignore the pain 

According to Dr. Hugh Taylor, "endometriosis is a very common disease, and there are a lot of women out there who aren’t adequately treated now.” – Endometriosis News Today Luckily, there are many treatment options that range from less severe over the counter painkillers to more drastic hysterectomy's. Consulting with your doctor is the best course of action when talking about possible treatment plans because each case is different. 

You can find out more information about Endometriosis at https://www.speakendo.com/ and by talking to your doctor if you think you may have some of the related symptoms. Speak up and SpeakEndo ladies!