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
Friday, April 12th at 12:00 pm PDT Featuring a Discussion with Abby Norman Abby Norman is a science writer based in New England. Her work has been featured in Harper's, The Independent, Literary Hub, Medium, The Rumpus, Mental Floss, Atlas Obscura, and others. Register at https://rmccf.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/96235/registerFind out more »
Thursday, May 30th at 12:00 pm PDT Our webinar will look a little differently this month, we will be streaming the documentary Endo What? and participating in a live chat room so we can discuss the film as we watch it! Register at https://rmccf.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/111574/registerFind out more »
Thursday, June 27th at 1:00 pm PDT Physical Therapy for Symptoms of Endometriosis: What can physical therapy contribute to the care of patients with endometriosis? Leslie Wakefield is a doctor of physical therapy with a holistic boutique practice in Hollywood, Florida. Her practice is focused upon pelvic rehabilitation and women's health, and she has a particular passion for working with patients with scar tissue and chronic pain. Her training includes a Masters degree in Human Performance from the University of…Find out more »
Tuesday, July 9th at 12:00 pm PDT Discussing Birth Control Options with Holly Grigg-Spall Holly is the author of the cult book Sweetening the Pill: Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control. She is consulting producer on a documentary inspired by her book, directed by Abby Epstein and executive produced by Ricki Lake, which is currently in production. She leads an online workshop title 'A Feminist Guide To Going Off The Pill." Holly is also a brand ambassador…Find out more »
Monday, October 21st at 1:00 pm PDT - POSTPONED Antoni Duleba, MD Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences Antoni Duleba, MD, is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating infertility and regulating ovarian function. His primary research focuses on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis. He directs the Fertility Program at UC San Diego Health, which provides the latest evaluation and treatment options for couples having difficulty conceiving, including…Find out more »
Thursday, January 23rd at 2:00 pm PDT After nearly two decades of pain, stomach aches and pelvic pain Sallie was diagnosed with endometriosis. Enduring multiple surgeries, including excision of endometriosis, and years of integrative treatments for endometriosis, she designed her Pelvic Physical Therapy practice to be a safe haven and a resource for all people with endometriosis and all who seek relief from pain that many believe is unmentionable. Sallie believes everyone should have a voice in their treatment. No…Find out more »
Dr. Vidali’s background is quite unique as he is one of the few physicians in the world who, besides being a world-renown endometriosis surgeon, can claim decades of expertise in Miscarriage and Reproductive Endocrinology. Dr. Vidali is also the Medical Director of BRI Reproductive Immunology & Endometriosis Surgical Center. REGISTER FOR DR. VIDALI’S WEBINAR BELOW: https://rmccf.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/217122/registerFind out more »
Endometriosis Online Webinar Family Support Group Date and Time: Monday, March 16 at 12:30 PM PST Speaker: Wendy Winer, RN, BSN, CNOR, RNFA with Center for Endometriosis Care. Wendy will be presenting on “Endometriosis: Advocating for Yourself Before & After Surgery”. Register for Wendy’s webinar below: https://rmccf.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/227291/register Questions on our support groups? Contact Foundation Program Coordinator, Jeannette Rodriguez at Jeannette@RMCcharity.org or 951.321.6513. More about Wendy Winer, RN, BSN, CNOR, RNFA Wendy K. Winer, RN, BSN, CNOR, RNFA is an endoscopic…Find out more »
Join us for a virtual hangout with your polish and scrunchies at our “Self-Care Reboot Part I”! Date and Time: April 3, 3 PM PST Self-care Topic: Manicures, 90’s theme (dress up for some extra 90’s sass) Facilitated by our RMCCF Program Coordinator, Jeannette Rodriguez, join us for a casual and fun hour as we chat, check-in on one another, and paint our nails like we’re all that and a bag of chips! This hangout series will be on the…Find out more »
Join us for a virtual hang out with your favorite headband at our 'Self-Care Reboot Part II'! Date and Time: Friday, April 10, @ 3 PM, PDT on IG LIVE! (@endofamilysupportgroup) Self-care Topic: DIY facials! Facilitated by our RMCCF Program Coordinator, Jeannette Rodriguez, join us for a casual and fun hour as we chat, check-in on one another, and try out some DIY facials at home! This hangout series will be on the casual side, but you can expect some…Find out more »
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