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
Michigan State University researchers have identified a potential genetic target for treating an especially painful and invasive form of endometriosis. Their study published in Cell Reports, a scientific journal, could lead to better treatments for women suffering from severe forms of endometriosis, said Mike Wilson, a postdoctoral fellow in the MSU College of Human Medicine. […]
The risk of opioid use after endometriosis diagnosis is significantly greater in patients who used opioids before diagnosis, according to a retrospective analysis of data from a large health database. The analysis in the Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research also found that the risk of prolonged opioid use was significantly greater if comorbidities existed before […]
Laparoscopic management of deep endometriosis involving the sacral roots and the sciatic nerve improves patient symptoms and overall quality of life, according to a retrospective case series. The study in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology also concluded that although pain reduction may be rapid following surgery, other sensory or motor complaints might persist for […]
The All-Party Political Group (APPG) published the findings of its inquiry into endometriosis. The inquiry surveyed over 10,000 women with endometriosis in the UK and interviewed healthcare practitioners about their experiences. The APPG is calling on all Governments in the UK to commit to a series of support measures for those with endometriosis including a commitment […]
Researchers sought to investigate the effects of endometrioma and the impact of bilaterality on in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcomes. A Turkish study has found that that presence of endometrioma in patients with endometriosis negatively impacts fertility parameters, but has no effect on embryo quality, clinical pregnancy rates (PR), or live […]
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 […]