Fact 4 : "Endometriosis is, in fact, "a wound so profound and primal in nature it has the potential for pervading and negatively impacting every aspect of a woman or girl’s entire life – and the life of those who care for her; from her ability to go about her normal routine, to intimate engagement in a healthy sex life with her partner, to the ability to control her reproductive choices." [Guidone 2013]" www.endocenter.org #endoaust #endometriosis #MIY2015

Fact 4 : "Endometriosis is, in fact, "a wound so profound and primal in nature it has the potential for pervading and negatively impacting every aspect of a woman or girl’s entire life – and the life of those who care for her; from her ability to go about her normal routine, to intimate engagement in a healthy sex life with her partner, to the ability to control her reproductive choices." [Guidone 2013]" www.endocenter.org #endoaust #endometriosis #MIY2015

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Fact 6: Endometriosis cannot be prevented but early diagnosis can help prevent the progression of the disease. delay in diagnosis of between 7 & 10 years. Due to women normalizing symptoms as well as doctors normalizing symptoms when women do seek medical assistance. Early diagnosis and treatment reduce the long term impacts of endometriosis and frequency of invasive treatments and fertility treatments. (Ballard, K. Lowtan, K. Wright, J. 2006 & Dessole, M. Benedetto Melis, G., Angioni, S…

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Fact 5 : "Does the amount of disease [endometriosis] impact on the symptoms? a. No. There is no connection between the amount of disease and the severity (or even presence) of symptoms. b. This means that you can have a small amount of disease and very significant symptoms or a very large amount of disease and no symptoms." Alana Healthcare for Women Pty Ltd -http://www.endometriosisaustralia.org/#!about-endometriosis/c15vm Share this graphic, use the quote and link or share part of your…

"Does the amount of disease [endometriosis] impact on the symptoms? There is no connection between the amount of disease and the severity (or even presence) of symptoms. This means that you can have a small amount of disease and very significant

Fact 3 : Can it be cured? a. Talking about a ‘cure’ requires knowledge of what causes the disease and ensuring that these causes do not return. b. This is not possible currently and the aim of treatment should be to maximise fertility and improve quality of life through reduced pain symptoms. c. Eradication of all areas of disease can only be confirmed by laparoscopy and is not essential. d. It is best to talk about a symptom free interval when considering outcomes for endometriosis…

FAQ Can it be cured? Talking about a ‘cure’ requires knowledge of what causes the disease and ensuring that these causes do not return. This is not possible currently and the aim of treatment should be to maximise fertility and improve quality of

Fact 8 : "Endometriosis is NOT an STD or an infection of any kind. It is not contagious. Though it cannot be prevented, treatments do exist." http://www.endofound.org/endometriosis  "Endometriosis cannot be transferred from one human being to another. The cause of endometriosis is not yet known, but it is not an infectious disease." http://endometriosis.org/frequently-asked-questions-faq/  "Endometriosis is not an STI. You cannot catch it" Endometriosis Australia  ‪#‎endoaust‬…

A national not for profit organisation in Australia focused on Endometriosis the most aggressive benign and debilitating disease facing Australian women today.

Fact 7- "The reality is that pregnancy—like hormonal drug treatments—may temporarily suppress the symptoms of endometriosis but does not eradicate the disease itself. Therefore, symptoms usually recur after the birth of the child. Some women can delay the return of symptoms by breastfeeding, but only while the breastfeeding is frequent enough and intense enough to suppress the menstrual cycle." http://endometriosis.org Share this graphic across your social media profiles. #endoaust

"The reality is that pregnancy—like hormonal drug treatments—may temporarily suppress the symptoms of endometriosis but does not eradicate the disease itself. Therefore, symptoms usually recur after the birth of the child. Some women can delay the return

Fact 10 : In fact, some research indicate that up to two thirds of women with endometriosis have symptoms before they are 20 years old[1]. This means that symptoms in adolescent girls need to be taken very serious indeed, whilst still recognising that not all menstrual pain symptoms are necessarily due to endometriosis." by Lone Hummelshoj. endometriosis.org... ‪#‎endoaust ‪#‎endometriosis‬ #MIY2015 #spotto

In fact, some research indicate that up to two thirds of women with endometriosis have symptoms before they are 20 years This means that symptoms in adolescent girls need to be taken very serious indeed, whilst still recognising that not all menst

Fact 1 : "Hysterectomy does not guarantee a relief from symptoms or from endometriosis. Surgery is surgeon dependent. If ALL the endometriosis is not removed as the same time as the removal of your uterus and your ovaries — you may still have endometriosis after this procedure" http://endometriosis.org/treatments/hysterectomy/  Share this graphic across your social media profiles, use the quote and link or share part of your story with it. #endoaust

"Hysterectomy does not guarantee a relief from symptoms or from endometriosis. Surgery is surgeon dependent. If ALL the endometriosis is not removed as the same time as the removal of your uterus and your ovaries — you may still have endometriosis after t

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