Talking to Your Healthcare Provider About Endometriosis
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
You have your own health history. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with endometriosis. By talking openly and often with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
Tips for Getting Information
Here are some tips that will make it simpler for you to talk to your doctor:
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Getting Endometriosis
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
Brown R, Byrne D, et al. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline NG73. Endometriosis: diagnosis and management. National Guideline Alliance (UK). NICE 2017 Sep.
Endometriosis. ACOG website. Available at: https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Endometriosis. Updated January 2019. Accessed November 12, 2019.
Endometriosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/endometriosis. Updated August 30, 2019. Accessed November 12, 2019.
Endometriosis. Office on Women's Health website. Available at: https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/endometriosis. Updated April 1, 2019. Accessed November 12, 2019.
Last reviewed November 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Elliot Levine, MD
Last Updated: 11/17/2020
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