Posts Tagged: endometriosis

Fertility Frustrations: Endometriosis

March 26, 2018

Endometriosis impacts around 1 in 10 women of menstruating age and one-third to one-half of those women will struggle with infertility – about twice the rate of infertility of the general population.   If you know you have endometriosis, or suspect it (painful periods, painful intercourse and pain when having a bowel movement are key signs), […]

Painful Periods are Total BullS$%T

January 30, 2018

  Hopeless, bent over in pain with a heat pack across your stomach and wondering if you should give in and take an Advil, or worse questioning how many Advil are safe to take before you get a stomach ulcer? You do not need to settle for suffering – there is a LOT that we […]

Menstrual Cramps – A Real Pain in the… Uterus

February 09, 2015

By Dr. Shannon Vander Doelen, ND One of our favourite sayings here at IHI is “just because something is common, doesn’t mean it’s normal.” This statement is definitely applicable to dysmenorrhea, which is the medical term for painful menstruation. If I were a betting kind of gal, I would bet that you know a few […]