Intense pain that makes it impossible to maintain daily activity and intense bleeding during the menstrual period may indicate that something is wrong. They call it "silent disease" and it is one of the most common gynecological pathologies for women of childbearing age, although they are unknown.
This is called endometriosis, and it is estimated that it affects 15% of the world's female population, but the lack of official statistics does not allow it to be clearly seen.
Due to the naturalization of pain during the menstrual period, diagnosis can last for several years, as a result of which the disease continues the pathway and causes other complications in the body that affect the urine, intestines or other organs.
In most cases, a diagnosis is only known when a woman wants to become pregnant and can not be taken because it directly affects fertility.
Projects are arrested and a new opportunity
At Mendoza and at the Nation level, only a few bills have been submitted to ask this disease to be considered a chronic pathology.
This qualification would be of great benefit to people who suffer from it, such as a wider presence of medicines, medical certificates and a comprehensive medical approach.
The Senior State Senator at the Eugenia Catalfam Congress recently presented a project in which the purpose of the compulsory medical plan was to discover, diagnose, control, treat, use drugs, and support therapy.
Finding support for this initiative, the women's team Endometrio Mendoza will meet on Saturday from 17. Garibaldi and Sanmartina.
What is endometriosis?
The Argentine Endometriosis Association categorizes it as a "mysterious disease" although it is considered to be benign.
Although this cause is not fully understood, it is produced if the tissues that cover the inner part of the uterus and grow up each month to get pregnant are not eliminated by menstruation and these cells are present in other areas of the womb. organism
Endometriosis lesions may occur in the pelvis, affecting the ovary, tubes, ligaments that support the uterus, between the pelvic region and the rectum, the outer lining of the womb, and pelvic cavity (perineum) lining. In some cases, endometriosis can be found in surgical scars, intestines or rectum, bladder, vagina, vulvar, cervix, etc. Uncommonly, it may be outside the abdomen, such as in the lungs or nose.
Living with endometriosis
"The pain is so intense that every week I miss a week at work and I use tramadol," says Eliana, one of the organizers of the meeting on Saturday.
"Whenever they say that pain is normal when you are menstruating, but it is not, you have to stop it and you have to cover it so that all girls and girls learn it, so you can go to the doctor, and they diagnose you quickly, because now the first thing they do is only give you pain relief, "explains a 47-year-old woman whose illness made her perceive it as a flag.
During laparoscopic surgery Elina found that she was the most serious in stage 4 and repeated the slogan again and again: "It's not normal if it's so hurt, it's not normal for you to throw yourself in bed so you get so many days of bleeding" .
She is not the only Endometrios Mendoza Facebook profile that has dozens of women telling their stories. "It's violent if you feel that no one is listening to you that health workers do not even know about it," he explains.
All over the world, they call themselves Endoge-Oberräs, thousands of women who are suffering from this condition, which is still kept under the carpet, as thousands of years have passed through the naturalization of pain among women.