Ask HER: Symptoms of Endometriosis, Getting Over Grief, PLUS Tracking Your Ovulation
November 5, 2015•9 min
Listen in as Pam and Michelle answer your personal health questions.It's YOUR time on HER Radio. Be a part of the show... send your comments and ask your questions by email, AskHER@radiomd.com. It's time to Ask HER. Today, on HER Radio you wanted to know:What are some signs of endometriosis?Endometriosis is a very serious disease that causes abnormal cell growth outside of your uterus. When you have endometriosis, the endometrium lining can attach to your uterus, ovaries and Fallopian tubes, where it starts abnormally growing. The more it grows, the more severe the symptoms.Some women never experience symptoms of endometriosis, but other women experience pelvic and low back pain, painful intercourse, painful urination, painful bowel movements, heavy menstrual cycle, long periods, nausea or vomiting, and infertility.What are some tips for getting over grief?Losing someone you love can be extremely painful. Everyone grieves in different ways, but more than likely you might experience the five stages; denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.When coping with grief, it's important to find support to help you through this tough time and to not forget to also take care of yourself.How can you track your ovulation?It can be difficult to predict exactly when your ovulation period begins and ends, since it can vary from month to month. Usually, women have a 28-day cycle and ovulation typically occurs two weeks before menstruation.You may want to chart your menstrual cycle, so you'll have a better idea of when you're actually ovulating.If you have a personal health question that you want answered, Pam and Michelle encourage you to send them in to AskHER@radiomd.com.