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16 Memes That Nail What It's Like to Have Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a chronic condition in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found outside the uterus, on parts of the body like the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or even the bladder or bowel. The painful condition affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide and currently, there is no cure.

Endo symptoms can be painful and debilitating, and the condition can affect just about every aspect of a person’s life. Though there is likely nothing funny about the pain and symptoms you’re experiencing when you’re in the midst of a flare-up, sometimes, a little humor can be a powerful coping mechanism and help you connect with others who understand what you’re going through.

If laughter helps get you through difficult days with endo, the following memes are for you.

1.

when people think endometriosis is just a bad period
via @chronicillnessmemes Instagram

2.

happening now in my uterus
via @endounicorn Instagram

3.

living with endometriosis: when someone asks you what's wrong and you don't know where to begin
via @somaliendowarrior Instagram

4.

when the heating pad isn't heating up enough: yep, that should do it
via @scottish_endometriosis_ Instagram

5.

me looking for a cure for endo
via @palmerw Instagram

6.

"congratulations, what is it?" "endo belly"
via @raegungrrrl Instagram

7.

endometriosis pain kicking in like... one more day before the storm
via pyromancing Tumblr

8.

everyone else's insides vs. my insides
via @fingerguns_4_life Instagram

9.

when you realize folding your heating pad makes it extra scalding: improvise. overcome. adapt.
via @endo_memes_ Instagram

10.

where have you been? I haven't seen you in ages... me: woman lying in bed
via @banana.endo Instagram

11.

finally, an aisle that caters to my needs: eternal pain
via @chopsuzey Instagram

12.

if I had a dollar for every time I had to reschedule plans due to endo flares
via @steadyrockingwithendo Instagram

13.

I was dying earlier today, then I died, now I'm dead
via rainbow-femme Tumblr

14.

these cramps tho
via @endostrong Instagram

15.

making human contact during a flare like: oh, I haven't had a chance to shower in a few days
via @endo_memes_ Instagram

16.

when your endometriosis pain flare finally stops and you can live again
via @aipforendometriosis Instagram
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