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Endometriosis & Pain Medication: What You Need to Know

Last month, Amy Ganner from Derbyshire, UK, accidentally overdosed on her pain medication due to endometriosis-related pain, causing her tragic death. On EndoTV, EndoFound’s scientific and medical director, Dan Martin, MD, discusses endometriosis and pain medication, covering what you need to know about this critical topic.

Endo & Pain Medication

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“What I Learned When My Body Started Talking to Me”: A Personal Essay
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EndoFound contributing writer Tara Mandarano published a powerful and moving personal essay in The Los Angeles Review of Books about her relationship with her body after 20 years of chronic pain due to endometriosis. “When it’s finally over, and I have my clothes back on,” Tara writes, concerning an unnerving ultrasound experience which helped her understand what PTSD feels like for an endometriosis patient, “I am more myself, but my body still feels like it’s a stranger.”

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Ask the Doctors: Are we at risk from new covid variants?
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Over the past few weeks, many in our community have asked about the Delta variant and what it means for the resolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. In our latest episode of Ask the Doctors, Purvi Parikh, infectious disease doctor and Covid-19 researcher, answers all your questions.

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The Link between Endometriosis & Peritoneal Pockets
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Our scientific and medical director Dr. Dan Martin recently published a study on whether peritoneal pockets are associated with pain and endometriosis. The team of researchers, led by Dr. Martin, analyzed prospectively registered data of all women who underwent laparoscopy for infertility or pelvic pain at KU Leuven University Hospital between 1988 and 2011. They concluded that women with pelvic pain or infertility can be expected to have endometriosis and should be assessed for the condition.

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Raise Endo Awareness this Summer
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Raise awareness all summer long in our brand-new tie-dye baseball cap and simple warrior tee—perfect for the beach, pool, or picnic. Wearing your awareness can not only make you feel empowered but also spread the word about the disease!

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