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The Endometriosis Event(s) of the Season

To cover as much educational ground as possible, we’ve decided to space our virtual programming out over the entire month of March: four sessions, every Sunday of March. The first three Sundays are Patient Days: built for you, by you, and geared to give you all the tools you need to live your best life while managing your endometriosis. The final Sunday is our surgeon-led Annual Endometriosis Medical Symposium, where excision specialists and surgeons will discuss endometriosis in the pelvis and beyond, including thoracic endo. Our guests will include renown physicians from around the world, patients, dedicated endometriosis advocates, nutritionists, and more. Join us for a month of support, education, and so much more!

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The 411 on Pelvic Floor Therapy for Endo

Live on The Blossom, nurse and endometriosis patient Morganne Skinner interviews Caroline Pillsbury, PT, DPT, to answer all your pelvic floor questions. Pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) can be extremely helpful in managing endometriosis pain. “Pain from endometriosis adhesions and lesions can cause the surrounding muscles to protectively contract to guard the area of pain,” Caroline explains. “When this occurs repeatedly over time, it can create areas of muscle tightness and pain about the pelvis, pelvic floor/vagina, abdomen, and back. Physical therapy addresses the musculoskeletal system and soft tissue dysfunction contributing to this pain.”

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Chelsea’s Doctors Believed Her Pain from the Start

Chelsea’s story is different: Her doctors always heard her. “No one diminished my pain or told me I was faking it,” Chelsea writes. “The majority of endometriosis stories demonstrate how much women are not being heard by their doctors, and I am here to let you know that there are doctors, nurses, and medical professionals who get it and want to genuinely help.” Today, she’s telling her story to inspire hope and to insist on a norm that can be similar to what she experienced in her diagnosis and treatment journey.

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EndoTV: Misdiagnosed UTIs & Acupuncture

Misdiagnosed for 23 years, Attorney Shanna Kaminski was a teenager when doctors and urologists first began diagnosing her with UTIs—even though there was no bacteria in her urine. Today, she sits down with EndoTV host Diana Falzone to tell her endo story and path to diagnosis, including how acupuncture helped her symptoms.

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Register for These Can't-Miss Endo Black Events

Our friends at Endo Black, Inc are hosting their first Mocktails & Cocktails of the year on February 24th @7PM (EST)! The event, moderated by Erica WIlliams with guests Daya Bryant and ShaVaughn Elle, will be an intimate gathering of women discussing healthy sex and endometriosis, as well as the endo diet, hair, beauty, skin, and marriage. And don’t miss Endo Black’s second conference, This is Personal, Reclaiming Our Bodies: Endo Black's Advocate and Allies Conference. The conference will be in-person at Harborside Hotel in Oxon Hill, MD on March 26th and 27th and you can register for it today.

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