Endometriosis is intense! It can be restrictive on your daily functioning and can really cripple your mental and physical wellbeing.
Just so you know, a menstrual cup can be worn by anyone who suffers from endometriosis. It is a safe, sustainable way to manage your bleeding.
For a condition that affects as many as 1 in 10 women, it is a condition that not everyone is aware of.
So what is endometriosis?
With endometriosis, deposits of tissue that act just like the tissue lining the uterus, or endometrium, develop outside the uterus. This tissue thickens, breaks down, and bleeds with each period. But the blood has no way to leave the body and becomes trapped.
Painful periods can happen with endometriosis. There may be heavy bleeding or pain during sex or when having a bowel movement or urinating.
Endometriosis often involves the pelvic tissue and can envelop the ovaries and fallopian tubes. It can affect nearby organs, including the bowel and bladder.
Some symptoms of endometriosis could be:
- Heavy or irregular periods
- Fatigue or low energy
- Pain with urination or bowl movements during a menstrual period
- Spotting or bleeding between mensural periods
- Pain during or after sex
Remember to always check in with your GP if you think you suffer or have symptoms of endometriosis.