Tabitha Britt is the founding editor-in-chief of DO YOU ENDO – the first BS-free magazine for individuals with Endometriosis by individuals with Endometriosis. You can find her byline in a variety of publications including CBS NY, Taste of Home, Luna Luna, Thought Catalog, and Elite Daily.
DO YOU ENDO was founded in hopes of helping those who have been affected by Endometriosis – whether you’re a clueless husband, fiancé, boyfriend, or a frustrated woman, girl, or trans individual wondering what’s going on with your body, I want to help. This site (though new) will soon consist of a collection of articles, interviews, and studies dedicated to this dreadful condition that makes each month a living nightmare.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis, in a general sense, is a painful disorder that causes tissue that’s similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus to grow outside of the uterus. Usually, Endometriosis involves the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and the tissue lining the pelvis. Sometimes, in rare cases, this tissue may spread beyond pelvic organs.
Even though this displaced tissue is present, our bodies still act as though everything is peachy-keen and the endometrial-like tissue continues to do what it does every month – it thickens, breaks down, and bleeds. Because the displaced tissue has no way to exit the body, it becomes trapped. When Endo involves the ovaries, cysts (called endometriomas) may form. If formed, these cysts can (and probably will) cause a ridiculous amount of pain.
The tissue surrounding the ovaries can also become irritated, which will eventually create scar tissue and adhesions – abnormal amounts of fibrous tissue that can cause pelvic tissues and organs to stick together. Tabitha is committed to the 200 million women worldwide living with Endometriosis and raising awareness with DO YOU ENDO.
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