Endometriosis

Treating Fibroids and Endometriosis with Hormone-lowering Medications

By NWHN Staff | Feb 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Treating Fibroids and Endometriosis with Hormone-lowering Medications

Endometriosis and uterine fibroids are two very common women’s health conditions that have a frustratingly limited number of treatments.

How Does Endometriosis Affect My Menstrual Cycle?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 8, 2018 | Comments Off on How Does Endometriosis Affect My Menstrual Cycle?

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, so this question couldn’t have come at a better time! Symptoms of endometriosis are often written off as normal menstrual pain, so learning more about this condition is a great way to take charge of your health.

Endometriosis

By NWHN Staff | Sep 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a hormonal and immune system condition that can cause severe pain and infertility. During each menstrual cycle, tissue that lines the inside of the uterus builds up and sheds.

Warning Signs of Endometriosis

By Ali Tweedt | Aug 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Warning Signs of Endometriosis

Painful periods, also known as dysmenorrhea, are the most commonly reported menstrual disorder.

Primary Dysmenorrhea — Menstrual “Cramps” — Matters!

By NWHN Staff | May 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Primary Dysmenorrhea — Menstrual “Cramps” — Matters!

It was Thanksgiving, late afternoon—I glanced out my window to see a woman on our new neighbor’s patio, bending over, clutching her abdomen, rocking back and forth. She was clearly in agony.

Ending the Endometriosis Silence

By Shaniqua Seth | Mar 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Ending the Endometriosis Silence

Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects women during their reproductive years. It occurs when uterine-lining tissue is found growing outside of the uterus, typically resulting in immense pain during and between periods, heavy and long menstrual cycles, gastrointestinal upsets, and fatigue. There is currently no cure for endometriosis and symptoms can be difficult to manage.

Overlapping Pain Conditions: Women in Pain Need More

By NWHN Staff | Jul 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Overlapping Pain Conditions: Women in Pain Need More

Some health issues are easy to diagnose and easy to resolve. If you fall off a ladder and your leg hurts, you get an X-ray. If the X-ray shows a fracture, your leg is put in a cast. No one at the emergency room questions why you need a cast for your broken leg.

Hysterectomy

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Hysterectomy

A Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus that may involve removal of the cervix, ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and other surrounding structures. It may be done for a variety of reasons: Uterine fibroids, bleeding, Uterine prolapse and Cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries.

Lupron: What Does It Do To Women’s Health?

By NWHN Staff | Sep 1, 2008 | Comments Off on Lupron: What Does It Do To Women’s Health?

Here at the Network, we often receive emails or calls from women seeking health care information about specific procedures or tests. Something different has been happening recently, however: we’ve received several messages from women asking the Network to explore the safety of a drug commonly used in fertility treatments: Lupron® (leuprolide acetate).

From Pain to Wisdom: What I Learned From My Endometriosis

By NWHN Staff | May 1, 2008 | Comments Off on From Pain to Wisdom: What I Learned From My Endometriosis

I doubled over and groaned as the stabbing sensation worsened in my abdomen. I was in the middle of a math test my sophomore year of high school, but the Pythagorean Theorem was the last thing on my mind. I was imagining punching my doctor in the face for telling me to simply take more Advil the next time that my cramps began.