Intense pains that make it impossible to maintain daily activities and intense haemorrhages during the menstrual period may be indicative of something that is not good. They call "silent disease" and it is one of the most common gynecological pathologies among women in their fertile, although unknown age.
It is called Endometriosis and it states that it affects 15% of the population of women in the world, but the lack of official statistics prevents a clear picture of this illness.
Due to the naturalization of pain during menstruation, the diagnosis can take several years, which causes the disease to continue its path and cause other complications in the body affecting the bladder, intestines or other organs.
In most cases, the diagnosis is only available when women seek to become pregnant and can not conceive since they directly affect fertility.
Projects on hold and a new opportunity
There are not a few bills that have been submitted to Mendoza, as well as to Nation, to ask that this disease be considered a chronic pathology.
This qualification would have great advantages for the people who suffer it, such as increased coverage in medicines, medical licenses and comprehensive medical boarding.
The national senator for San Luis María Eugenia Catalfamo recently presented a project for the Congress because the Compulsory Medical Plan contemplates the detection, diagnosis, control, treatment, drugs and support therapies.
Looking for support for this initiative, the women's group "Endometriosis Mendoza" will meet on Saturday from 17 in Garibaldi and Sant Martí.
What is Endometriosis?
The Argentine Society of Endometriosis describes it as a "mysterious disease" although it is considered benign.
Although its cause is not completely established, it is generated when the tissue that covers the inner part of the uterus and that grows every month to receive a pregnancy is not eliminated through menstruation and these cells, Beds are in other areas of the body.
Endometriosis lesions can be found in the pelvis, affecting the ovaries, tubes, ligaments that hold the uterus, the area between the vagina and the rectum, the outer part of the uterus and the lining of the pelvic cavity (peritoneum). In some cases, endometriosis can be found in surgical scars, the intestines or the rectum, the bladder, the vagina, the vulva, the cervix, etc. Less often you can place it outside the abdomen, such as in the lungs or the nose.
Live with Endometriosis
"The pain is so intense that every month it took a week at work and Tom Tramadol," says Eliana, one of the organizers of the Saturday meeting.
"All the time they tell us that the pain is normal when you are pregnant but this is not the case, you have to put an end to that and you need to spread it to all the girls and women to know it. This way you can go to a doctor and that I diagnose you fast because now the first thing they do is just give you calms, "explains the 47-year-old woman suffering led her to take this cause as a flag.
Through laparoscopic surgery, Elina discovered that he is in stage 4, the most serious, and repeats the slogan again and again: "It is not normal for you to hurt yourself, it is not normal for you to lie down, You have so many days of bleeding. "
She is not the only one, in the Facebook profile of Endometriosis Mendoza, there are dozens of women who explain their stories. "It's violent when you feel like no one is listening. Health workers do not even know about that," he explains.
Worldwide, "Endoguerreras" is said to mean thousands of women suffering from this suffering that is still kept under the carpet for the millennial naturalization of pain as part of the lives of women.