For the last thirty years I have been treating patients with endometriosis, a mysterious disease that affects one in ten women.
The purpose of this site is to provide reliable and up-to-date information, dispelling the myths and misinformation surrounding the disease.
There is a 7-12 year delay in the diagnosis of endometriosis. Informed patients can recognize the symptoms of the disease and seek the help of their gynecologist without losing valuable time.
Jacob Soussis MD, MSc, FRCOG
The Endometriosis Fertility Index (EFI) is a good indicator for predicting pregnancy achieved without use of assisted reproductive technology (ART), according to a meta-analysis of 17 studies involving 4,598 women. Patients with low Endometriosis Fertility Index (EFI) scores may not have a strong chance of a pregnancy achieved without use of assisted reproductive technology (ART), […]
Donor eggs provide the best chance of success for many women undergoing IVF. But it wasn’t clear whether using fresh or frozen donor eggs in IVF improves the chances of success, so a team from the University of Colorado and Duke University analyzed nearly 37,000 IVF cycles using donor eggs over three years. According to […]
Endometriotic patients who were underweight before conception had a significantly higher rate of preterm birth (PTB) than underweight women without endometriosis, according to the findings of a new study publised in Reproductive BioMedicine Online. Researchers examined the impact of preconception maternal body mass index (BMI) on neonatal outcomes in women with endometriosis who used in […]
There is a significant association between migraine and endometriosis, according to a French case-control study. They suggest that in clinical practice, women of reproductive age who suffer from migraine should be screened for endometriosis criteria in order to optimise the medical and therapeutic care of this condition. Studies have shown a significant association between migraine […]
Women with endometriosis may be more likely to have a close relative with the disease. However, research into the potential link is still developing. Endometriosis is a complex condition. Many factors beyond heredity may increase a person’s risk of developing it. Is endometriosis hereditary? More research is necessary to determine if endometriosis has a hereditary […]
The cramps you get during your period can be tough. If you suffer from endometriosis though, the pain could be so strong that it could affect your daily routine. Severe pain during intercourse could also be a sign of endometriosis. In both cases, you should speak to your doctor. Could endometriosis be the cause? For […]
Diet can influence sperm quality after just a few weeks. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at Linköping University, in which healthy young men were fed a diet rich in sugar. The study reinforces the link between nutrition and male reproduction and could have important implications for those undergoing fertility treatment. The […]
Endometriosis is a challenging condition to deal with. Chronic pain has a physical and emotional toll on your well-being. One in 10 women are affected by endometriosis and many do not have a diagnosis for 7-12 years, as endometriosis’ symptoms are similar to other gynecological conditions. Many women with endometriosis remain undiagnosed. Fortunately, there are […]
By I.Soussis MD Experts have only recently begun to recognize how widespread leg pain may be in women with endometriosis. Usually endometriosis patients experience extremely painful, heavy periods, pain after or during sexual activity (called dyspareunia) and pelvic pain. When endometriosis growths though impact the nerves surrounding the pelvis, they can cause pain in the […]
Women who have had surgery for deep infiltrating endometriosis and want to get pregnant have a reasonably high chance of conception, even after multiple failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) attempts, a new study suggests. The study, “Pregnancy rates after surgical treatment of deep infiltrating endometriosis in infertile patients with at least 2 previous IVF / […]