What the heck am I talking about?
There’s a study published in August of 2018 that I just read, and it threw me for a loop. So I wanted to share it with you.
A 52-year-old woman went to her Primary Care Physician because she had a weird leaking hole near her right hip. It just drained a nasty discharge. He put her on antibiotics for two weeks, but it didn’t resolve. After suffering from the drainage for two months, she went to the emergency room. If you’re curious, you can see a photograph of her little hip-hole.
As you may know, Endometriosis is not limited to just your reproductive bits & pieces. It can implant, grow, and fester in many places; the bowel included. But what does that mean? How do you know if it’s on your bowel? Today’s blog will go into that…Read on, dear Reader…read on. Word of warning : I will be using words like fart and poop! Why dance around the subject with flowery words when I feel like I’m a giggly 12-year-old girl?
It is estimated that between 5-15% (and some even doctors guess it’s actually between 3-34%) of women with Endometriosis suffer from Endo on their bowels. Bowel Endometriosis may affect the colon, the rectum, the large intestine, the small intestine, the colon, or the sigmoid colon. The implants may be physically located on the bowels, or even just located adjacent to them in areas like the Pouch of Douglas, uterosacral ligaments, or rectovaginal septum. The close proximity of the inflamed and irritated lesions may be enough to induce bowel Endometriosis symptoms. And these symptoms may also be caused by adhesions pulling or twisting the bowels.