Diagnosis of suspiciousness
The worst thing about endometriosis is his deceit. He can do his destructive work for years, and you will not know about it. It is estimated that 1-2 percent of all women who have not yet reached menopause have more or less endometriosis. These are over 5 million women in the United States. The disease can begin at any age, but most often occurs in thirty forty-year-olds. When a woman stops menstruating, all symptoms disappear if she can wait until menopause without surgery.
Although the severity of the manifestations of the disease can be different, “the usual complaints of endometriosis are deep, constant pain before, during and after menstruation,” says Ellen Yankauskas, MD, director of the Women's Family Health Center in Atascadero, California. According to the Association of Endometriosis Specialists, 83 percent of women with this disease experience pain during menstruation.
If the pain is not very severe, then often a long time passes between the first visit to a doctor and the diagnosis and / or treatment.
Researchers found that women with endometriosis who complain of painful menstruation or pain during intercourse were usually not treated or were treated with over-the-counter drugs without further research. One of the women claimed that the doctor patted her hand with the words: "This is included in the concept of being a woman." Another said that her doctor prescribed her a light tranquilizer because she decided that in this way, maybe, she is studying at college.
“When these women were eventually diagnosed, most of them experienced a sense of relief. Women were pleased to see that the pain they were experiencing had a physiological explanation, the researchers noted. They felt rehabilitated. ”