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Watch on Demand: Living With Endometriosis — Facts on Fertility, Pain, and Treatment

Posted on July 26, 2021
Article written by
Torrey Kim

“We don’t want to normalize the pain of endometriosis — not only does that decrease the chance that someone is going to get appropriately treated, but it also tells them that they don't have anything wrong with them, and that's the wrong message to give someone.”

Dr. Dan Martin shared this important insight during MyEndometriosisTeam’s live Q&A on July 20, when members of the endometriosis community had a chance to learn more about managing and treating the condition.

Dr. Martin joined MyEndometriosisTeam Senior Editor Kelly Crumrin to answer questions on how to manage irregular periods, whether endometriosis is related to any autoimmune conditions, and what new treatments might be on the horizon for the condition.

Check out a few more key insights that Dr. Martin discussed during the live Q&A, including:

  • The possible causes of endometriosis
  • Whether any dietary or lifestyle changes can help ease endometriosis symptoms
  • What people with endometriosis can do to boost their chances of getting pregnant
  • The pros and cons of laparoscopic surgery
  • Whether mental health conditions are ever associated with endometriosis

Watch the video to see the entire one-hour event, and register to be notified about future upcoming live Q&A sessions on MyEndometriosisTeam.

Disclaimer: The information, including but not limited to, information from presenters, text, graphics, images, and other material shared during this event is for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you heard during this event.

Speakers

Kelly Crumrin joined the MyHealthTeams writing staff in 2015 and became senior content manager in 2019. She earned a B.A. in English from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1998. Over the past 10 years, Kelly has undertaken post-baccalaureate studies in health science, including classes in pathophysiology, microbiology, immunology, and nutrition. Kelly is passionate about deepening her understanding of how chronic conditions begin and progress and how treatments work. At MyHealthTeams, Kelly leads the creation of content that educates and empowers people with chronic conditions.

Dr. Dan Martin is the scientific and medical director of the Endometriosis Foundation of America. He began studying endometriosis in 1970, and focused his research on the condition in 1981. His endometriosis publications from 1983 to the present are covered on Google Scholar.

He is a professor emeritus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, a community member of the Virginia Commonwealth University Institutional Review Board, and a life fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

He has been divisional director of reproductive endocrinology and divisional director of minimally invasive surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and divisional director of medical education at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes. He is a past president of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and the Gynecologic Laser Society.

Torrey Kim is the managing editor at MyHealthTeams and has over a decade of experience writing about medical conditions. Learn more about her here.

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