Ep83: Excision Surgery for Endometriosis. Part 2

Updated 1/2024. As we continue our excision series, we talk about the difference between persistence vs recurrence and dive deeper into facts around excision. We also continue our discussion on how not all excision surgeons have the same skill level or experience, and why this matters. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com…

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Ep82: Surgeon Interview: Excision Surgery with Dr. Vimee Bindra

We speak with Dr. Vimee Bindra, who is an endometriosis excision surgeon at Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad, India. She is also the director of the “Centre for PCOS and Endometriosis” (COPE Clinics). Additionally, she is an endometriosis educator and co-founder of the support group ”ENDOCRUSADERS” for people with endometriosis. In this episode, Dr. Bindra answers…

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Ep81: Excision Surgery for Endometriosis. Part 1 – A Basic Overview

Updated 12/2022. Excision surgery is the gold standard treatment for endometriosis. We explain the difference between ablation and excision surgery, as well as the advantages of excision. There are only about 200 excision surgeons in the US, and we discuss systemic problems within the medical system that contribute to this shortage. We stress the importance…

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Ep80: Exploring Our Beliefs Around Our Personal “Endometriosis Diet”

Updated 1/2024. Many of us follow a specific way of eating to help reduce our endometriosis pain, fatigue, or flares. This could be an anti-inflammatory diet, the Paleo diet, gluten-free, dairy-free, or any other way individual to us. It often involves cutting out foods that cause us to flare, and it can feel restrictive, limiting,…

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Ep79: Ordinary Courage

Updated 4/2023. With endo and chronic illness, it can feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, or downright scary to ask for help, set boundaries, or do what we need to take care of ourselves in public situations (example: using a standing desk at the office or bringing our own meal to a catered event). We talk about the…

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Ep78: What Does Endometriosis Look Like And Why Does It Matter?

Updated 9/2023. The color of endometriosis is one of the most important factors for a surgeon to identify it, but unfortunately, many doctors haven’t been trained to recognize all the visual appearances of endo. Which means that an untrained gynecologist could miss endo during surgery, leading to misdiagnosis or leaving endo behind during surgery. We talk…

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Ep77: How Having Meaning in Our Lives Helps Our Mental Health

Updated 10/2023. We discuss finding meaning in our lives and the impact that having meaning or not having meaning can have on our mental health. How can we figure out what brings us meaning? How can we find more time for the things that give us joy? AMY’S BOOK: Finding Peace with a Devastating Disease,…

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Ep76: HRT – Hormone Replace Therapy

Updated 1/2024. We discuss HRT: everything from what it is, the type of doctor you may see, hormone testing, safety, delivery methods (oral, pellet, patch, etc), and more. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a review! SUPPORT US by buying us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/insixteenyears…

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Ep75: Perimenopause, Menopause, and Progesterone

Updated 1/2024. We talk about the life transition from having regular cycles to going through perimenopause to being in menopause. We discuss what perimenopause is, how we may know if we are in it, what symptoms we may have during this time, and the potential benefits progesterone can have. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE…

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Ep74: Interview: Thoracic Endometriosis with Wendy Bingham of ExtraPelvic Not Rare

We are back with Wendy Bingham DPT, founder of the non-profit ExtraPelvic Not Rare, which is dedicated to starting conversation about extrapelvic endometriosis, while providing correct, up-to-date information about the signs and symptoms, diagnostics, and appropriate treatment referrals. In this episode, we speak about thoracic endometriosis: what it is, the symptoms, the treatment, how it’s…

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