Frequently asked questions about endometriosis answered
It’s quite shocking that endometriosis,a terrible condition that causes gnawing pain and is a leading cause of infertility among women, is so underreported and so unknown. To begin with, here are some symptoms of the same :
-Painful menstrual cramps
-Heavy periods and bleeding between periods
Now, you would be shocked to know that you are not alone. This debilitating condition affects one in ten women.. Yes, it is that common and a leading cause of infertility among women.
The pain caused by endometriosis is much worse than regular period symptoms. It is common to experience discomfort during sex, chronic back pain, incredibly painful menstrual cramps, and painful bowel movements
As per Women’shealth.gov ‘Many women with endometriosis get pregnant. But, you may find it harder to get pregnant. Endometriosis affects about one-half (50%) of women with infertility.’
What causes endometriosis?
Well, Endometriosis happens when the lining tissue of the uterus grows outside of your uterus.
Why does it happen?
No one knows for sure, but genetic factors could be the culprits. Problems with the immune system of the body or menstrual period flow are also possible reasons for the same.
Recently, Thessy K from Greece shared her side of story with endometriosis
This is quite shocking to people. This is me. This is endometriosis. I never intended to share these photos hence why I’m naked, but my god I can’t believe the amount of DM’s I’ve received from girls who have endo too and feel alone. The left is my stomach 3 weeks after a ruptured cyst (5 weeks ago). The right is me now, on a drug called “synarel” that has stopped all my hormones and sent me into menopause at the age of 27. My upcoming trip to Greece along with this drug is in hopes to get me prepped and in the best condition both physically and mentally for an operation I’m receiving in late August. Endo is no joke. I’ll be operated on for 7+ hours and hospitalised for a week. Please, spread the word about endo. And If you know anyone with bad period pain PLEASE tell them to get checked for this. And to my girls with endo.. you’re not alone ❤️
Her post received widespread attention and many women corroborated with her experience.
The worst part? There is no known cure for the same and women are going to need to deal with it for some time to come. Somehow. Juggling between fertility experts and endo experts would create a living hell for you..
P. S. Would you like to share your experience ? We would love to lend an ear.