Intense pain that prevents daily activities and intense bleeding during menstruation may be indicative of something wrong. They call it "silent disease" and are among the most common gynecological pathologies among women in their fertile age, although unknown.
It is said to be endometriosis and is determined to affect 15% of the population of women in the world, but the lack of official statistics prevents a clear picture of this disease.
Due to the naturalization of pain during menstruation, the diagnosis may take several years, causing the illness to continue on its way and causing further complications in the body that affect the bladder, intestines or other organs.
In most cases, diagnosis is known only when a woman attempts to conceive and can not imagine because it directly affects fertility.
Projects are OK and a new opportunity
There are few accounts that have been submitted both at the Mendoza level and at the nation level to make this disease a chronic pathology.
This qualification would have great benefits for people who suffer, such as larger drug coverage, health licenses and a comprehensive medical approach.
National Senator for San Luis María Eugenia Catalfam recently introduced a project in Congress to make the mandatory medical plan consider detection, diagnosis, control, treatment, medication, and supportive therapy.
In support of this initiative, the collective female "endometriosis Mendoza" will meet on Saturday from 17 years in Garibaldi and San Martin.
What is endometriosis?
The Argentine Society of Endometriosis qualifies her as a "mysterious disease", even though it is considered benign.
Although its cause is not fully confirmed, it is formed when the tissue that covers the inner part of the uterus and which grows monthly for pregnancy is not eliminated by menstruation and these cells are found in other areas of the uterus. organism
Endometriotic lesions are found in the pelvis that affect the ovaries, tubes, ligaments supporting 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 occurs in the surgical scars, the intestines or the rectum, the bladder, the vagina, the vulva, the neck, etc. Less often it may be outside the abdomen, for example in the lungs or nose.
Life with endometriosis
"The pain is so intense that every month I spend a week at work and enjoying Tramadol," says Eliana, one of the organizers on Saturday.
"All the while they tell us that pain is normal during menstruation, but that's not the case, you have to stop it and you have to spread it so that all girls and girls know it, so you can go to the doctor and diagnose you because it's the first thing they do will only give you pain, "explains a 47-year-old woman whose illness led her to consider this cause as a flag.
Through the laparoscopic surgery, Elina found that she was the most serious in grade 4 and repeats the slogan again and again: "It's not normal that it hurt so much, it's not normal for you to throw in bed so you have bleeding for so many days."
She is not the only one, in Facebook profile Endometriosis Mendoza there are dozens of women who tell their stories. "It's violent when you feel that nobody listens to you that health workers do not even know about it," he explains.
Worldwide, they are called "endoguerreras," thousands of women suffering from this disease, which is still kept under the rug because of the thousands of years of naturalization of pain as part of women's lives.