A high majority of endometriosis patients – including ones without bowel endo – present with digestive problems, such as diarrhea, constipation, nausea, intestinal cramping, pain, bloating. Sometimes we have these symptoms only during our period and the luckier ones can have these symptoms all month long! In this episode, we explore some reasons why we might have digestive problems with endometriosis, and in the next episode we will talk about some tips and solutions for these different causes. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com
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Constipation, SIBO & Other GI Issues Can Be A Red Flag For This Condition – This article has an except from the book Beating Endo, by Iris Orbuch and Amy Stein. However, prior to the excerpt, the definition of endo is wrong, so keep that in mind.
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Endo Belly – Vital Health Endometriosis Center blog post.
Endometriosis and Gastrointestinal symptoms – Article by Dr. Iris Orbuch, co-author of Beating Endo.