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.
Past Events › endometriosis
Endometriosis Online Webinar Support Group Date and Time: Friday, August 14, at 1 PM (PDT) Topic: Endo...Stay in the Fight! (A Personal Journey) Guest Presenter: Mother, Advocate and Endo Warrior, Chenille Allen Guest speaker Chenille Allen will be sharing her experience and journey through her options for treatment, fighting to be heard, and never giving up. Discussion of all options Chenille has used, the fails, and the personal experiences over the past 4 years, since her diagnosis. What you’ll…Find out more »
Endometriosis Online Webinar Support Group Date and Time: Thursday, September 17 at 4 PM PST Topic: Transgender Pelvic Pain 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 gynecology. She…Find out more »
Endometriosis Online Support Group (FREE and open to the public) Date and Time: Monday, October 26 at 1:00 PM, PDT Topic: Endometriosis and Informed Consent Guest Presenter: Jeff Arrington, MD, FACOG, ACGE Dr. Jeff Arrington is a widely recognized expert in advanced excision of endometriosis and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. His knowledge and surgical skills combined with his passion to advocate for those with the disease have helped countless patients find hope again and restore their quality of life. His…Find out more »
Endometriosis Online Support Group (FREE and open to the public) Date and Time: Tuesday, November 17 at 3:00 PM, PST Topic: Endometriosis: Asking for Help Guest Presenter: Rosemarie Phillip, Philip Consulting, LLC President, Professional Certified Coach, and Endo Warrior (@EndoWillNotWin) Rosemarie helps create strategies for meaningful change, facilitating breakthrough results in individuals, businesses, and mission-driven organizations. Drawing from more than 15 years of experience, she excels at leaning into crucial conversations and providing a safe environment for diverse perspectives to…Find out more »
Endometriosis Online Support Group (FREE and open to the public) Date and Time: Friday, December 4, 2020, at 4 PM, PST Topic: Endometriosis & Fertility Guest Presenter: Dr. Aumatma Simmons, Naturopathic Endocrinologist & Holistic Fertility Doctor at Holistic Fertility Center Dr. Aumatma is a Naturopathic Doctor & Nutritionist, in practice for close to 15 years. She specializes in women's health, is the best-selling author of "Fertility Secrets: What Your Doctor Didn't Tell You About Baby-Making," and is a sought-out speaker…Find out more »
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. What you’ll learn during this webinar presentation Endometriosis is a common cause of pelvic pain and infertility. Unfortunately, symptoms may often be dismissed or misdiagnosed especially by…Find out more »
Online Support Group of RMCCF (FREE and open to the public) Date and Time: Thursday, March 11, 2021, @ 6:00 PM, PST Topic: Mourning Together, Apart: Grief During the Time of the Covid-19 Pandemic A conversation regarding 👇🏽 ☑️ Covid-19 and our collective experience with loss ☑️ Common reactions to grief after someone has died ☑️ How to cope with personal loss ☑️ How to help someone else who is grieving ☑️ Supporting the children in your life during a…Find out more »
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 »
Endometriosis Online Support Group (FREE and open to the public) Date and Time: Tuesday, June 22, 2021, @ 12 PM, PST Topic: Overview of Abdominal Wall Endometriosis Guest Presenter: Nicholas Fogelson, MD, FACOG | Founder, Northwest Endometriosis and Pelvic Surgery Dr. Fogelson will be discussing: ☑️ Abdominal wall endometriosis, a subtype of endometriosis characterized by endometriosis lesions growing within the skin, the abdominal wall, and related structures. This condition can appear spontaneously, but often is the result of implantation of endometriosis…Find out more »
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