1 year after my endometriosis diagnosis

One year after my Endometriosis Diagnosis

One year ago my life changed after my Endometriosis Diagnosis.

One year ago today, at 29 years old, I was officially diagnosed with Endometriosis and had excision surgery by an Endometriosis Specialist.

I am one of 176 million women worldwide who live with this chronic pain condition.

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Womens Pain

Why Doctors Take Women’s Pain Less Seriously

Ask any woman about her personal experience with pain and healthcare, and it is likely that you will hear stories like mine.

In my late teens/early 20s I dealt a lot of pelvic pain and chronic urinary tract infections. You can read more about my story, here. No matter how much I tried to prevent pain or infections from returning, I would still get them. I was constantly battling pelvic pain and the most my doctor did was give me refills on antibiotics and continuously gave me the talk about “proper hygiene”. Not ever, did they want to explore other possibilities to why I was so susceptible to infections and pain. The “wipe front to back” speech got old, really fast. A few years into this pattern, and I unfortunately had a reaction to the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin, so I finally had enough and asked that I see a urologist.

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