An intense pain that makes it difficult to maintain daytime activities and extensive bleeding during the menstrual cycle may indicate that something is wrong. They call it "silent disease" and is one of the most common gynecological pathologies in women in their fertile age, although unknown.
We know about endometriosis and it is predicted that this affects 15% of the world's women population, but the lack of official statistics prevents a clear picture of this disease.
Due to the naturalization of pain during menstruation, the diagnosis can take several years, causing the disease to continue on its path and cause other complications in the body that affect the bladder, intestines, or other organs.
In most cases, the diagnosis is only known when a woman tries to get pregnant and can not get pregnant because it directly affects fertility.
Waiting projects and a new opportunity
There are several accounts that have been presented at the level of Mendoza and nationwide to require this disease to be considered a chronic pathology.
This qualification will have great advantages for people who suffer from it, such as greater drug coverage, medical licenses and comprehensive medical access.
The National Senator for San Luis Maria Evgeni Catalalmo recently presented a project to the Congress, so the Mandatory Medical Plan provides for detection, diagnosis, control, treatment, medication and support therapies.
Seeking support for this initiative, the female collective "Endometrioza Mendoza" will meet on Saturday at 17 in Garibaldi and San Martin.
What is endometriosis
The Argentina Society of Endometriosis qualifies it as a "mysterious disease" although it is considered benign.
Although its cause is not completely determined, it is generated when the tissue that covers the inside of the uterus and grows every month to get pregnancy does not eliminate through menstruation and these cells are placed in other parts of the uterus. organism
Endometriosis lesions can be found in the pelvis, affecting the ovaries, tubes, ligaments that support the uterus, the surface between the vagina and the rectum, the outside of the uterus and the lining of the pelvic cavity (peritoneum). In some cases, endometriosis can be found in surgical scars, intestines or rectum, bladder, vagina, vulva, cervix, and the like. Less commonly, it may be located outside the stomach, such as in the lungs or nose.
Living with endometriosis
"The pain is so intense that every month I miss a week at work and I take a tramadol," said Eliana, one of the organizers at a meeting on Saturday.
"All the time they tell us that the pain is normal when you do menstruate, but it does not, you must stop it and have to spread it so that all the girls and girls know it, so you can go to a doctor and they will diagnose you quickly because now the first thing they do is just give you painkillers, "explains the 47-year-old woman whose illness led her to take this cause as a flag.
Through laparoscopic surgery, Elina revealed that she is the most serious in stage 4 and repeats the slogan over and over: "It's not normal to hurt so much, it's not normal to throw yourself into bed so you have so many days of haemorrhage."
She is not the only one, in the profile of Facebook of Endometriosis Mendoza there are dozens of women who tell their stories. "It's violent when you feel that no one is listening to you, that health professionals do not even know about it," he explains.
In the world, they call themselves "Endoguerreras", thousands of women suffering from this condition, who are still kept under the carpet due to the millennial naturalization of pain as part of women's lives.