Intensive pain, which makes it impossible to maintain day-to-day activities and intense bleeding during the menstrual period, can be indicative that something is wrong. This is called "silent illness" and is one of the most common gynecological pathologies among women of childbearing potential, although unknown.
It is called endometriosis and predicts that it affects 15% of the world's population, but the lack of official statistics prevents a clear picture of this disease.
Because of the naturalization of pain during menstruation, the diagnosis can last for several years, causing the disease to continue along its path and cause other complications in the body, affecting the bladder, intestines or other organs.
In most cases, the diagnosis is known only when the woman wants to become pregnant and can not become pregnant because it directly affects fertility.
Projects on hold and a new opportunity
There are some accounts that have been presented at the Mendoza and Nation levels to claim that this disease is considered a chronic pathology.
This qualification would be of great benefit to people who suffer from this, such as increased coverage of medicines, treatment licenses and a comprehensive medical approach.
The National Senator for San Luis María Eugenia Catalfamo recently presented the congressional project so that the mandatory medical plan envisages detection, diagnosis, control, treatment, medication and supportive therapies.
In seeking support for this initiative, the female collective "Endometriosis Mendoza" will meet on Saturday from the 17th in Garibaldi and San Martin.
What is endometriosis?
The Argentine Association of Endometriosis denotes it as a "mysterious disease", although it is considered benign.
Although its cause is not fully established, it is created when the tissue that covers the inside of the uterus and grows every month for pregnancy is not eliminated by menstruation and these cells are located in other areas of the uterus. organism
Endometriosis lesions are found in the pelvis affecting the ovaries, tubes, ties supporting the uterus, the area between the vagina and the rectum, the outer surface of the uterus and the pelvic cavity (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, for example in the lungs or nose.
Living with endometriosis
"The pain is so intense that I miss a week at work every month and I take Tramadol," says Eliana, one of the organizers of the Saturday meeting.
"They always told us that pain is normal when you are mentally, but it's not that you need to end it and you need to expand it so that all girls and girls know it, so you can visit a doctor and diagnose you quickly because it is now the first the thing you do, just to give you a painkiller, "explains a 47-year-old woman whose illness led her to take her as a flag.
Through laparoscopic surgery, Elina discovered that in the most serious stage 4, and again the slogan is repeated: "It is not normal that this would hurt so much, it is not normal to throw yourself into bed, because you have so many days of bleeding."
She is not the only one in Facebook's profile Endometriosis Mendoza is a dozen women who tell their stories. "It's violent when you think that nobody listens to you that health professionals do not even know about it," he explains.
Worldwide, they are called "Endoguerreras", thousands of women who suffer from this condition, which is still under the carpet due to the millennium of naturalization of pain as a part of women's life.