Happy Friday!!! I may not have had the time to finish a new blog entry for the week, but please take a look below. I’ve updated a few with new studies that have come out.
I look forward to having more available free time to dedicate to new entries (sorry…life’s been busy). Which leads me to today’s quote:
“Relax, Recharge and Reflect. Sometimes it’s OK to do nothing.”
― Izey Victoria Odiase
I need to remind myself to stop, sit, and just…relax. It’s been a go-go-go-go lifestyle for the past several months and hopefully this holiday season I can have some sit-down & do nothing” time. I’m hoping you can do the same.
Have an INCREDIBLE week.
Blogs I updated this week:
Endometriosis & the Lungs – added a case study of a 37-year-old woman with Endometriosis lesions in her pleural cavity. Published October 2017 in Radiology Case Reports.
Endometriosis on Your Skin – added a case study of a 49-year-old woman who suffered from a painful, swollen, stinky lump in her belly button for six years. Published October 2017 in EC Gynaecology.
Stress Levels May Affect Endo – added a study on how stress may stimulate Endometriosis growth. Published November 2017 in Sage Journals.
A study published online in June 2017’s edition of the Journal of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Human Reproduction discusses a case of Endometriosis in a very peculiar and very extra-pelvic location: the buttcrack!.
A 24-year-old woman in France went to her doctor because over the past 2 years, a spot in her buttcrack would bleed during her period. She also suffered with painful periods, painful sex, diarrhea, and constipation. Upon examination, her doctors found a 3mm blue nodule in her buttcrack. They immediately suspected cutaneous Endometriosis because of her pain, symptoms, and the fact that it bled during her period. An MRI seemed to confirm their suspicions, but the patient refused excision of the lesion and no biopsy was conducted. Instead, she opted for hormonal treatment. Her choice of treatment offered her some relief.
They authors stress that any blue-ish nodule with similar symptoms be suspected of Endometriosis. And they also stress the uncertainty with theories on how it ended up…there. A very interesting thing…and just one more weird place on the body that it can manifest.
Furet E, et al. Spontaneous intergluteal cleft endometriosis. J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod (2017),
~ Again, I am a layman. I do not hold any college degrees, nor mastery of knowledge. Please take what I say with a grain of salt. If curious, do your own research 😉 Validate my writings. Or challenge them. And ALWAYS feel free to consult with your physician. Always. Yours ~ Lisa