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: Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 2PM, PST Topic: A Beginner’s Guide to the Endo Diet Guest Presenter: Kaylyn Easton, CEO & Founder of Chiavaye Former broadcast journalist Kaylyn Easton is the founder & CEO of women’s wellness brand, Chiavaye (key-ah-vay), a line of personal moisturizers with a mission to make sexual health not x-rated but actually about HEALTH. Chiavaye is an all-natural, vegan personal moisturizer and lubricant…Find out more »
Endometriosis Online Support Group (FREE and open to the public) Date and Time: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 @ 3 PM, PST Topic: Atypical Locations of Endometriosis Guest Presenter: Sadikah Behbehani, MD, University of California Riverside School of Medicine. Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Assistant Professor. Speaker Bio: Sadikah Behbehani, MD specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. She completed a Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons…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 by email or (951) 321-6513. Thank you!