The intense pain that makes it impossible to maintain daily activity and heavy bleeding during the menstrual period can be an indication that something is not right. They call it "silent disease" and this is one of the most common gynecological pathologies among women in their reproductive age, although it is unknown.
This is called Endometriosis and it is determined that it affects 15% of the female population in the world, but the lack of official statistics prevents having a clear picture of the disease.
Because naturalization of pain during menstruation, the diagnosis can take several years which causes the disease to continue and cause other complications in the body that affect the bladder, intestines or other organs.
In most cases, the diagnosis is only known when the woman is trying to get pregnant and cannot get pregnant because it directly affects fertility.
Delayed projects and new opportunities
There are several bills that have been presented at the Mendoza and Nation levels to request that this disease be considered chronic pathology.
This qualification will have a great advantage for those who experience it, such as greater coverage in medicine, medical licenses and a comprehensive medical approach.
The national senator for San Luis María Eugenia Catalfamo presented the project recently in Congress so that the Compulsory Medical Plan contemplates detection, diagnosis, control, treatment, medicine and support therapy.
Seeking support for this initiative, a collective of women "Endometriosis Mendoza" will meet on Saturday from 17 in Garibaldi and San Martin.
What is Endometriosis
Argentine community Endometriosis fulfills that requirement as a "mysterious disease" even though it is considered benign.
Although the cause is not fully enforced, it is produced when the tissue that covers the inside of the uterus and which grows every month to receive pregnancy is not removed through menstruation and these cells are placed in other areas of the uterus. organism
Endometriosis lesions can be found in the pelvis, affecting the ovaries, tubes, ligaments that support the uterus, the area between the vagina and rectum, the outside of the uterus and the lining of the pelvis (peritoneum). In some cases, endometriosis can be found in surgical scars, intestines or rectum, bladder, vagina, vulva, cervix, etc. Less often, it can be located outside the abdomen, such as in the lungs or nose.
Live with Endometriosis
"The pain was so great that every month I spent a week at work and I took Tramadol," Eliana, one of the organizers of the meeting, said on Saturday.
"All the time they told us that pain is normal when you have menstruation but it's not like that, you have to end it and you have to spread it so that all the girls and girls know that, that way you can go to the doctor and they diagnose you quickly because now the first thing they do is give you painkillers, "explained the 47-year-old woman whose illness led her to take this cause as a flag.
Through laparoscopic surgery, Elina found that she was in stage 4, the most serious, and repeated the slogan again and again: "It is not normal if it is very painful, it is not normal for you to drop in bed, because you have so many days from bleeding ".
He is not the only one, in Mendoza's Endometriosis Facebook profile there are dozens of women who tell their stories. "It's violence when you feel nobody is listening to you, that health workers don't even know about this," he explained.
Around the world, they call themselves "Endoguerreras", thousands of women who suffer from this condition are still kept under the carpet because of the naturalization of pain as part of a woman's life.