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
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 […]
Endometriosis patients with thyroid dysfunction may have increased risk of more intense chronic pain and increased disease severity, a study suggests. The underlying disease mechanism of endometriosis is still unclear. Autoimmune thyroid disorders are associated with endometriosis, but the mechanism by which the two diseases are linked is unknown. Each cell in the body carries […]
Patients with severe endometriosis and pelvic pain show the most pronounced improvements in quality of life within one year after undergoing laparoscopic surgery, a new study reports. Laparoscopic surgery is the current gold standard to treat endometriosis. A small incision is made to allow a tool called a laparoscope, coupled with a small camera, to […]
Israeli researchers have already started pre-clinical studies to examine the impact of medical cannabis in the treatment of endometriosis, which affects one in 10 women of childbearing age. The research is led by Gynica, a company licensed by the Israeli Health Ministry to develop cannabis-based products for women, in cooperation with Lumir Lab, a cannabis […]
Treatment with the common antibiotic doxycycline may help prevent progression of endometriosis lesions in women who do not respond to standard therapies as recurrence of the disease and its symptoms are frequent, often requiring repeated surgeries. Doxycycline is a widely used antibiotic, sold under several brand names. The study was published in the journal Reproductive […]
The population of microorganisms that reside in the vagina and cervix of patients with stage 3/4 endometriosis differs from that of healthy controls, suggesting a potential role of microorganism imbalance in this condition, according to a study. The study, titled “The Endobiota Study: Comparison of Vaginal, Cervical and Gut Microbiota Between Women with Stage 3/4 […]
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 […]