Endometriosis, if you're unfamiliar, is when tissue similar to your uterine lining is found in other parts of your body outside your uterus. The condition affects millions of women worldwide and can be debilitating: Many women struggle with extreme pelvic pain and heavy periods, and in some cases, they can become infertile.
Several celebrities have opened up about living with endometriosis, with the most recent being Padma Lakshmi, who talked about her endo-induced migraine.
Susan Sarandon reminded us that suffering shouldn't be the norm.
The actress revealed she had a "half-assed diagnosis" and "half-hearted treatments" when she was first diagnosed with endometriosis.
“When all you know is pain, you don’t know that that is not normal. It is not a woman’s lot to suffer, even if we’ve been raised that way,” she revealed in 2011.
Daisy Ridley got real about how endometriosis does a number on her skin.
Ridley was diagnosed when she was 15, and while her pain subsided after many consultations and a laparoscopy, she felt the pain return after eight years. However, what took the biggest toll on her confidence was her skin.
“I’ve tried everything: products, antibiotics, more products, more antibiotics, and all that did was leave my body in a bit of a mess."
Only after cutting dairy and reducing her sugar intake did she begin to see results.
Remember: You're not alone in your endometriosis diagnosis.
Over one in 10 girls in the US have endometriosis, and 176 million women worldwide have the condition. There are many voices out there, both high-profile and not, who know what you're going through!