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Endometriosis is in fact a secretive disease which is still not enough researched, but around 10% of all women in reproductive age suffer from it. Women usually confuse this disease with menstrual ache. In most cases it is benign- chronic disease of the uterus mucus membrane outside the uterine cavity. However, this condition can lead to severe pain in the stomach or back during the menstrual period. Sometimes, women even faint due to the severe pain they experience.
Most common symptoms:
- Bowel problems
- Increased menstrual ache
- Stomach ache
- Long and severe menstruation
Even without these symptoms, the disease can still be present and it is dangerous since it can lead to sterility.
It has been estimated that around 176 million women suffer from this disease without even being aware. The worst part is that they don’t take serious the symptoms. Why this disease occurs is still unknown and even though it has still not been 100% proven, the solution may be found in hormonal therapies.
According to the head of the project for endometriosis research, there are 4 steps that will enable you to recognize this insidious disease quicker:
- Remember to pay a close attention to menstrual cramps and notice whether they are unusually strong and accented during the whole day.
- Make sure not to ignore if you have pain in the lower back part, stomach or the pelvis when not menstruating.
- Experiencing a severe pain during sexual intercourse can be a serious sign of endometriosis.
- If you have improper bleeding or severe bleeding during the menstrual period