An example of Claire Winelands quote with which we concluded the previous post 👇
March has passed but that doesn’t mean the battles of those fighting endometriosis has also terminated.
Since there are new readers who have probably missed the special guest feature relating to this illness.. I’ve decided to share the link again, with a brief overview, and facts.
One chapter will never do justice but we hope it will make people more kind, tolerant and supportive to those living with this illness that can in some cases, be a killer – despite treated, and moreso the cases that are dismissed and left untreated because
“it’s just a woman exegerating her normal monthly pain.”
There was a lady who suffered a pneumothorax (lung collapse) due to Endo.
Story telling is important
To boost empowerment
And in the link below I mentioned how instrumental Waheeda was in helping me pursue my passions without her own realization.
I listened awestruck and gripped as she spoke
At that point the artist in me stirred and awoke
The three quotes below truly define her embodiment & 2 other people I know
(Written by Becca Lee when her baby girl had complete intestinal failure)
Is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus.
Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis.
Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond pelvic organs
With endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as it normally would — it thickens, breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle.
Because this displaced tissue has no way to exit your body, it becomes trapped. When endometriosis involves the ovaries, cysts called endometriomas may form.
Surrounding tissue can become irritated, eventually developing scar tissue and adhesions — abnormal bands of fibrous tissue that can cause pelvic tissues and organs to stick to each other.
Endometriosis can cause pain — sometimes severe — especially during menstrual periods. Fertility problems also may develop. Fortunately, effective treatments are available.
But for that we need early identification of the disease.
The primary symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain, often associated with menstrual periods.
Although many experience cramping during their menstrual periods, those with endometriosis typically describe menstrual pain that’s far worse than usual. Pain also may increase over time.
Common signs and symptoms of endometriosis include:
Painful periods (dysmenorrhea). Pelvic pain and cramping may begin before and extend several days into a menstrual period. You may also have lower back and abdominal pain.
Pain with bowel movements or urination.You’re most likely to experience these symptoms during a menstrual period.
Excessive bleeding. You may experience occasional heavy menstrual periods or bleeding between periods (intermenstrual bleeding).
Infertility. Sometimes, endometriosis is first diagnosed in those seeking treatment for infertility.
Other signs and symptoms. You may experience fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, bloating or nausea, especially during menstrual periods.
The severity of your pain isn’t necessarily a reliable indicator of the extent of the condition. You could have mild endometriosis with severe pain, or you could have advanced endometriosis with little or no pain.
Endometriosis is sometimes mistaken for other conditions that can cause pelvic pain, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or ovarian cysts.
It may be confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes bouts of diarrhea, constipation and abdominal cramping. IBS can accompany endometriosis, which can complicate the diagnosis.
When to see a doctor
See your doctor if you have signs and symptoms that may indicate endometriosis.
Endometriosis can be a challenging condition to manage. An early diagnosis, a multidisciplinary medical team and an understanding of your diagnosis may result in better management of your symptoms.
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