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 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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By I.Soussis MD Research on the link between caffeine and endometriosis does not give a definite answer. A 1993 study released by the Harvard School of Public Health found that women who drank two or more cups of caffeinated coffee per day, or four cans of soda, were twice as likely to develop endometriosis. […]
By I.Soussis MD The complex relationship between endometriosis and depression in women is largely determined by chronic pelvic pain, a systematic review has found. According to the researchers, raising awareness among physicians on the nature of this relationship, which “is arguably more complex than a direct cause-effect relationship,” is essential to finding the best course of treatment and improving the […]
By I. Soussis MD Both endometriosis and endometrial cancer have a genetic component. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) identifying single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) -differences in a single DNA building block, called a nucleotide- associated with either disease. Endometriosis and endometrial cancer may be linked, as suggested by the fact that higher levels of estrogen increase the risk for both […]
By I.Soussis MD Although endometriosis is commonly characterized as a disease affecting adult women of reproductive age, a review article compiled by an international panel of experts and published in Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology highlighted that it can also affect adolescents and younger women. In addition, the authors reported that many women may […]
By. I.Soussis MD Studies show that medical cannabis has a positive effect on symptoms of endometriosis and may even stop its proliferation, according to Moshe Hod, a Tel Aviv University medical school professor of obstetrics and gynecology and president of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine. Moshe Hod is also head of Gynica, an Israeli […]
By I Soussis MD Secondary analysis of results from a French trial investigating the effects of surgical management of colorectal endometriosis found that the intervention effectively improved postoperative fertility rates, including the ability to conceive naturally. The study is one of the first to evaluate the impact of first-line surgery on pregnancy rates in this population. First-line […]