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 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 […]
By I Soussis MD, Fertility Specialist Fruit intake, in particular citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit, may protect women from endometriosis, a study published at Human Reproduction suggests. Endometriosis is a hormone-dependent disorder characterized by the growth of endometrial tissue in sites outside the uterus. Although the cause remains unclear, it is known that genetics, immune response, and […]
By I. Soussis MD Endometriosis development is linked to the occurrence of genetic mutations affecting cancer-related genes, a recent study suggests. The study, “Clonal Expansion and Diversification of Cancer-Associated Mutations in Endometriosis and Normal Endometrium,” was published at the journal Cell Reports. Endometriosis is considered a benign gynecologic disease that is characterized by overgrowth of endometrial tissue […]
By I.Soussis MD, Fertility Specialist Endometriosis, Pain Management Meta-analysis of 3 studies of acupuncture for relief of endometriosis-related pain found positive results for reduction in pain intensity, according to research published in the Journal of Pain Research. This alternative and complementary therapy has been proven to be safe, with a low side-effect profile. Swedish researchers performed a literature […]
By I. Soussis MD,MSc, FRCOG, Fertility Specialist The Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of the commercial version of the drug elagolix for the treatment of endometriosis pain. This is the first time in over a decade that an oral treatment specifically designed for endometriosis pain has been approved. Endometriosis is a condition affecting around 1 in 10 […]
By I.Soussis MD,MSc,FRCOG, Fertility Specialist Women with endometriosis experience debilitating fatigue more than twice as often as those who don’t have the condition, yet fatigue isn’t discussed or researched widely enough in these patients, a recent study concluded. The international study found that high levels of fatigue experienced by women with endometriosis are independent of other factors, such as […]