10: Part 1: Why period pain is not a symptom of PCOS and all things Endometriosis with Dr. Lara Briden

Have you been told that your period pain is because you have PCOS? 

One of my all time favourite women, Dr Lara Briden, the period revolutionary, is joining me on the podcast this week to explain why severe period pain is not a symptom of PCOS and is more likely a symptom of Endometriosis. 

About 10% of all women have endometriosis, coincidentally about the same number that have PCOS.  

They are both very common conditions, which means that for many of you, you might have both. And given it takes women on average 8 YEARS (!) to get diagnosed with endometriosis, it’s likely that you may have both and don’t know about it. 

So in this episode we cover off some of the most important topics around endometriosis and PCOS such as: 

  • What is Endometriosis?
  • What causes endo?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • How do the symptoms differ from PCOS?
  • How is endo diagnosed?

As Lara and I love to chat for hours when we get together this podcast went a bit overtime, so I’ve split it into two. Next week, we’ll be back with the second part which is mainly about the treatment options for endometriosis.  

Thinking that you don’t have endo, so this episode doesn’t apply to you?  

No no no no non NO!  

You are exactly who this is for – as I said above it affects 1 in 10 women, you can have both and given it takes 8 years to get diagnosed, you’ll likely not know about it.

Even if this is not you, you may pick up on some symptoms that sound distinctly like a sister, friend, cousin, daughter or colleague of yours.

I’ve also created a special downloadable PDF with all the endometriosis symptoms so you can use this as a talking point with your doctor.

Download that here: