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
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 / […]
Many OB-GYNs are uncomfortable counseling their patients on fertility at a time when more women are delaying pregnancy and needing their doctors to be more vigilant about this education, according to a new study. “We found that most OB-GYNs don’t bring up fertility with every patient, often because they believe the patient would bring it […]
E-cigarette usage may impair fertility and pregnancy outcomes, according to a mouse study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. Many young and pregnant women are using e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking, but little is known about the effects on fertility and pregnancy outcomes. E-cigarettes are driving increases in tobacco product use […]
One of the many benefits of breastfeeding is that it can lower a mother’s risk of some cancers. Most people know there are many benefits to breastfeeding. We’ve probably all heard that it’s the best source of nutrition for most babies and provides many health benefits for infants. The health benefits for women who breastfeed, […]
Individualised approach to ‘fertile windows’ could help couples understand when pregnancy is likely to occur
Only 13% of women having menstrual cycles that last 28 days, according to a new study led by UCL and Natural Cycles, a contraceptive app. The study, published in Nature Digital Medicine is one of the biggest overviews of menstrual cycles to date and analysed data over 600,000 menstrual cycles and 124,648 women from Sweden, […]
Severe bloating in women with endometriosis, also known as “endo belly” is often painful and uncomfortable and takes a toll on self-image. Endo belly is a complex situation as endometriosis is a complex disease. Even a CT scan, cannot reveal the cause why it is happening. There are a few theories: Endometriosis causes adhesions that […]
Treatment with the aerial parts of the stinging nettle (Urtica dioica L.), a plant used in traditional medicine, reduced the size of endometrial lesions in a rat model of endometriosis,according to the results of a new study. The study, “Bioactivity-guided isolation of flavonoids from Urtica dioica L. and their effect on endometriosis rat model,” were […]
When pregnancies last for 40 weeks or longer, there is a significant additional risk of stillbirth and neonatal death, according to the results of a large review of studies. The meta-analysis also found that prolonging pregnancy beyond 40 weeks did not reduce the risk for death in the baby’s first month of life (neonatal mortality). […]
Women who suffer from endometriosis often find it difficult to sleep. There are many factors relating to endometriosis and its symptoms that can disturb sleep patterns: Pain and discomfort Most women with endometriosis report moderate to severe pelvic pain that increases before and during their period, as well as during and after sex. This pain […]