This website was initially created to provide greek women with updated and trustworthy information on endometriosis.
We were pleasantly surprised along the way, to find that this was true for a much larger international audience. Therefore we decided to translate into english, first all the posts and then all the background information.
Our aim is not to replace your doctor, but to provide medically sound information on endometriosis and to bust all the myths associated with the condition.
The right information will enable women to recognize early their symptoms and seek timely medical assistance.
You can find information on the presumed causes, the symptoms and the treatments of endometriosis. Its relation to infertility and the real life success rates of the various treatments. Since we run an IVF unit, we obviously analyzed in depth the success rates of intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization and reproductive surgery in relation to endometriosis.
We are also very interested at the pregnancy outcome and the incidence of certain cancers in women with endometriosis.
We welcome exchange of information and we will be very happy to upload personal experiences.
We hope that your visit to this site, will help answer your questions.
Mr.Iakovos Soussis MD, MSc, FRCOG
Despite being rare, endometriosis can appear or come back after menopause. Doctors should be aware of this, particularly if there are complaints of pelvic pain or heavy bleeding, and they must not underestimate the risk of the disease progressing into cancer, an opinion piece written by several obstetrician-gynecologists says. Researchers also call attention to a […]
Endometriosis is notoriously difficult to diagnose. A recent study showed that it usually takes 7-12 years from first experiencing symptoms to diagnosis. A private company (MDNA Life Sciences) announced that it is to launch the world’s first blood test for endometriosis, able to detect the disease in up to 9 out of 10 cases. Results […]
Resveratrol, a natural substance present in many edible plants, is able to lower the levels of two enzymes, MMP-2 and MMP-9, which have been implicated in the development of endometriosis and associated infertility, an exploratory trial suggests. The compound has anti-inflammatory properties that may have therapeutic effects for women with endometriosis, but more studies are […]
Endometriosis may affect all aspects of a woman’s life, including sexual relations, social activities, emotional well-being and work productivity. The disease is costly. Claims data show that average annual health care costs (medical and prescription) are more than three times higher for women with endometriosis compared to patients without endometriosis, even five years pre- and […]
By I Soussis MD Contraceptive implants Implanon NXT and Mirena significantly curb pelvic pain and menstrual cramping in women with endometriosis, improving their health-related quality of life, researchers from Spain report. The study, “Control of endometriosis-associated pain with etonogestrel-releasing contraceptive implant and 52-mg levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system: randomized clinical trial” was published in the journal Fertility […]
By I.Soussis MD Estrogen could be responsible for endometriosis-associated chronic pain by activating a type of immune cells called macrophages and nerve cells, which increases inflammation and sensitivity, according to a review study. The article “Villainous role of estrogen in macrophage-nerve interaction in endometriosis” was published in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. Endometriosis is a chronic […]
By I. Soussis MD Women with endometriosis are 1.9 times more likely to develop ovarian cancer, but are at no higher risk for endometrial and cervical cancers, a meta-analysis suggests. The study, “Impact of endometriosis on risk of ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancers: a meta-analysis,” was published in the journal Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. […]
By I Soussis MD Deficiency of a protein in the womb has been identified as the reason why endometriosis causes infertility, according to a new study published in Science Translational Medicine. American and South Korean researchers investigated the link between endometriosis and infertility. In endometriosis, womb-lining tissue grows outside of the uterus, often on the […]
By I.Soussis MD A prospective cohort study found that women reporting severe and/or chronic abuse of multiple types during childhood and adolescence had a 79% higher risk of laparoscopically confirmed endometriosis. Severe abuse was defined as being kicked, bitten, punched or physically attacked more than once, or choked or burned ever, whereas severe sexual abuse […]
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