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April 22, 2023

How To Look For The Root Causes Of Endo and Why Your OBGYN May Not Understand Them

with podcast guest

April Summerford


April Summerford is a stage 4 endo survivor, health strategist, and credentialed coach. She is the founder of BeyondEndo.com which she started for women looking for community and sustainable solutions to pelvic pain and endometriosis.

April has a unique way of breaking down the complexities of endometriosis, particularly the parts about getting a diagnosis and building a team to help you along the way. She has done it all and has a ton of great information to share with anyone who recognizes that they have symptoms that indicate endo but have no idea what to do next.

In this episode, we talk about April’s endo journey from painful periods in her teens to diagnosis and beyond, why you need to be your biggest advocate, how to arm yourself before going to a doctor, what to look for in an endo specialist, the lifestyle changes that made a significant impact on April’s symptoms, the different types of endo surgery, and so much more!

Enjoy this episode and share it with someone in your life who has endometriosis or suspects they do and doesn’t know what next steps to take.

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  • The first years of April’s endo story
  • Why it took so long for April to get an endometriosis diagnosis
  • April’s frustration with Western medicine
  • Why it’s so difficult for many people to get an endo diagnosis
  • The inconsistencies between symptoms and the stages of endo
  • How April finally found and implemented solutions that worked for her
  • Why your OBGYN might not be knowledgeable enough about endo
  • The important differences between ablation surgery and wide excision surgery
  • Why you need to do your homework before going to your doctor
  • What you need to look for in an endo specialist


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