Advice for a parent/guardian
When someone you care about has Endometriosis, you may wonder what you can do to help.
Receiving a diagnosis of Endometriosis can be overwhelming and everyone’s experiences are unique, therefore it’s important to understand your loved one may have several concerns, especially when their diagnosis could impact their future.
Try to gain a clear understanding about Endometriosis, and both the physical and emotional impact it can have on those living with it. Some people may find it difficult to open up and express their feelings, therefore the more knowledge you have and the more you talk about it, may just encourage your loved one to open up, and remember, you are not expected to have all the answers.
Sometimes just a listening ear is enough.You can help by encouraging your loved one to seek medical advice and accompanying them to appointments can help build a good support system around them between yourselves, medical professionals, and school.