Myth

Fact 

Chronic period pain is normal

FALSE

Having chronic or severe pelvic pain at any time during your menstrual cycle is not normal and can be a symptom of endometriosis

All patients with endometriosis experience severe pain

FALSE

Some patients never experience any pain with their endometriosis

The pain associated with endometriosis will depend on the severity of the endometriosis

FALSE

People with mild (Stage 1 and 2) endometriosis can experience more pain than advanced (stage 3 and 4) endometriosis

Pain for patients with endometriosis only occurs during their period

FALSE

Patients with endometriosis can experience pain at any time

Having a hysterectomy will cure endometriosis

FALSE

Endometriosis can return after excision, even if you have a hysterectomy

Having endometriosis means you can’t have children

FALSE

Many people with endometriosis have no problems conceiving naturally. Other patients with endometriosis can conceive after surgery or with the assistance of IVF

Pregnancy cures endometriosis

FALSE

During pregnancy, the change in hormones can reduce your symptoms, but it won’t cure your endometriosis


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Endometriosis Patient Guide

We want to help you live a better life with endometriosis. Our goal is to help you build a toolbox of resources to manage the symptoms associated with the condition. Download our Endometriosis Patient Guide to learn more.

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