What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis, sometimes called “endo,” is a common health problem in women. It gets its name from the word endometrium, the tissue that normally lines the uterus or womb. Endometriosis happens when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside of your uterus and on other areas in your body where it doesn’t belong.
Most often, endometriosis is found on the:
- Fallopian tubes
- Tissues that hold the uterus in place
- Outer surface of the uterus
Other sites for growths can include the vagina, cervix, vulva, bowel, bladder, or rectum. Rarely, endometriosis appears in other parts of the body, such as the lungs, brain, and skin.
About the Endometriosis Family Support Group
Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation’s Endometriosis Family Support Group provides an opportunity for individuals who have endometriosis to share information, offer support and provide encouragement. This support group meets in a webinar format on a monthly basis (Please check our calendar for dates). Diagnosis, treatments, pain management, diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications are just a few of the important topics discussed.
Webinars are FREE and participants are welcome from all medical groups.
Upcoming Events › endometriosis
Endometriosis Online Support Group (FREE and open to the public) Date and Time: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, @ 4 PM, PST Topic: The Beginner's Guide to Thoracic Endometriosis Guest Presenter: Wendy Bingham, DPT, Founder and Executive Director 'Extrapelvic Not Rare' What you’ll learn during this webinar presentation ☑️ What exactly are ‘pelvic’ and ‘extrapelvic endometriosis’? ☑️ What is Thoracic Endometriosis? (current and proposed) ☑️ What are the manifestations of Thoracic Endometriosis? (signs, symptoms, differential diagnoses, and unique characteristics) ☑️ Diagnosis…Find out more »
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If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Foundation Program Coordinator by email or (951) 321-6513. Thank you!