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Pelvic pain — between periods, worse during your period, or constantly?
Fatigue, exhaustion, or low energy?
Diarrhea, painful bowel movements, or other stomach upset during your period?
Stomach bloating and swelling?
Heavy or irregular periods?
Those may be symptoms of endometriosis — though some women have no symptoms at all.
Barriers to endometriosis care include a profit-driven health care system, insurance denials, misdiagnoses, failed surgeries and a nationwide shortage of qualified endometriosis medical specialists.
This year’s 10th Annual Worldwide Endometriosis March (EndoMarch), to help fight for Endometriosis Health Care, Justice, and Equality, showcased the incredible advocacy work of those from all over the world who are fighting for urgently-needed health care policy reforms and updates to standards of care guidelines that reflect the needs of endometriosis patients.Individual #EndoFighters and #EndoAllies also spoke out out in the hope that their voices will help drive forward urgently-needed reforms to ensure that equality in endometriosis healthcare and public health policies becomes a reality.
Renowned conservationist and Australian television personality Bindi Irwin recently underwent surgery in New York City at the Seckin Endometriosis Center in Lenox Hill Hospital. She is the daughter of the late Steve Irwin, best known for his highly acclaimed television series The Crocodile Hunter.
Irwin shared details and photos on social media today of her decade-long battle with endometriosis. Dr. Tamer Seckin, the founder of the center, removed 37 lesions from Irwin during a surgery that took several hours. Irwin said she decided to share her story publicly with the hope of helping other women who are suffering.