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 Webinar Support Group Date and Time: Thursday, July 23, at 4 PM (PDT) Topic: Pelvic Pain and Suspected Endometriosis Guest Presenter: Board Certified Physician and Surgeon, Gynecologic Surgeon, Women's Health Expert, Shanti Mohling, MD Dr. Mohling is passionate about women’s health, a skilled gynecologic surgeon, and a frequent speaker at national gynecology meetings. She received the Golden Apple Award for teaching as a Chief Resident and most recently received the APGO award for excellence in teaching obstetrics and…Find out more »
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Resources and Community Partners
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Foundation Program Coordinator, Jeannette Rodriguez at Jeannette@RMCcharity.org or (951) 321-6513. Thank you!