Celebrities Open Up About Their Struggle with Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a little-known, but widespread medical condition that effects 1 in 10 women. Many women suffer from endometriosis in silence because they don’t know they have it, gynecologists and other medical practitioners do not take their complaints seriously and undermine the severity of their symptoms, or they are misdiagnosed. It’s been called the crazy woman’s disease and many women don’t speak up about their symptoms because of stigmas associated with “women’s issues” and fear of sounding like a hypochondriac.

It recent years, a number of celebrities have opened up about their struggle with endometriosis, hopefully encouraging other women to stop suffering in silence and bringing much-needed awareness to the condition.

What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a medical condition where the tissue that normally grows on the inside lining of the uterus grows on other areas of the body where it doesn’t belong such as on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, outer surface of the uterus, and on the tissues that hold the uterus in place.[1] The most common symptoms of endometriosis include:

A Personal Cause: Celebrities with Endometriosis Who are Helping Spread the Word about this Medical Condition

If you have severe endometriosis, you do not need to suffer in silence anymore. At Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey, board certified URO/GYN Dr. Shakiba has helped countless women by performing minimally-invasive gynecology surgery for the treatment of endometriosis. To learn more about Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey and the non-surgical and surgical procedures and treatments we provide to patients, check out our website. If you have any questions or want to schedule your appointment, call us at (201) 301-2772 or contact us online.


[1] https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/endometriosis

[2] https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/endometriosis

[3] https://www.lennyletter.com/story/lena-dunham-opens-up-about-her-endometriosis

[4] https://womenshealth.com/padma-lakshmis-personal-cause-the-endometriosis-foundation-of-america/

[5] http://people.com/bodies/celebrities-on-endometriosis/julianne-hough/

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