Intense pain that prevents daytime activity and intense bleeding during the menstrual period may be indicative of something wrong. They are called "silent disease" and this is one of the most common gynecological pathologies among women in their fertile age, though unknown.
It is termed endometriosis and is determined to affect 15% of the world's women population, but lack of official statistics disables a clear picture of this disease.
Due to the naturalization of pain during menstruation, the diagnosis may take several years to cause the disease that is causing the path and cause other complications in the body that affect the bladder, bowel or other organs.
In most cases, the diagnosis is only known when a woman wants to become pregnant and can not imagine because it directly affects fertility.
Pending projects and new opportunities
There are several records that are presented at Mendoza and Nation level to claim that this disease is considered chronic pathology.
This qualification would have great benefits for people who suffer from it, such as drug coverage, medical permission, and comprehensive medical access.
The National Senator for San Luis María Eugenia Catalfamo recently presented the Congressional Project, so the Mandatory Medical Plan deals with detection, diagnosis, control, treatment, medication and support for therapies.
In seeking to support this initiative, the collective woman "Endometriosis of Mendoza" will meet on Saturday, 17th in Garibaldi and San Martino.
What is endometriosis?
The Argentine Society of Endometriosis has qualified it as "mysterious illness" although it is considered benevolent.
Although its cause is not fully established, it is produced when the tissue that covers the internal uterus and which grows every month to receive pregnancy is not eliminated through the menstrual period and these cells are located in other areas of the uterus. body.
Medicinal endometriosis can be found in the pelvis, which affects the ovaries, tubes, ligaments that support the uterus, the area between the vagina and the rectum, outside the uterus and the lining of the pelvis (peritoneum). In some cases, endometriosis can be found in surgical scars, intestines or rectum, bladder, vagina, cervix, etc. Less frequently can be found outside the abdomen, such as the lung or nose.
Living with endometriosis
"The pain is so intense that every month I miss a week at work and take Tramadol," says Eliana, one of the meeting organizers on Saturday.
"All the time they told us that pain is normal when you are menstruating, but that's not the case, you have to end it and you have to spread it so that all the girls and girls know it so you can go to the doctor and diagnose you because now they just do what they do is to give you painkillers, "explains a 47-year-old woman whose illness has led her to take this cause as a flag.
Through laparoscopic surgery, Elina found that she was on stage 4, the most serious, and she repeats by repeating the slogan: "It's not normal that she is so hurt, it's not normal to throw her in bed so you have so many bleeding days."
It is not the only one, on the Facebook profile Endometriosis Mendoza has dozens of women who speak their stories. "It is violent when you feel that nobody is listening to you, that health workers do not even know about it," he explains.
Worldwide, called "Endogerreras," thousands of women suffer from this condition that is still under the carpet because of thousands of years of naturalization of pain within women's lives.